Originally from Honolulu, HI, Jeff arrived in Los Angeles in 1978. In 1982, he toured the world with the Ray Charles Orchestra. He has enjoyed a varied career backing such artists as Ron Townsen of the Fifth Dimension and Carmen McRae. Jeff is most proud of co-producing a CD called “Music To Remember,” featuring music of the 1940’s by interned Japanese American singers and musicians, and his Hindsight CD in 2005 with his quintet.
Jeff completed his Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies at USC in 2004 and currently teaches at College of the Canyons in Valencia, CA. In addition to performing with his quintet, Jeff also works with legendary jazz pianist, Frank Strazzeri and renowned drummer Chuck Flores’ Quartet, Octet & Big Band as well as the Pat Longo Hollywood Big Band.