Jeff studied music at the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory and the College of Saint Rose. It was at St. Rose where he received a Bachelor of Science in Studio Music with a concentration in jazz guitar. He also studied banjo with Bill Keith and Roger Sprung.
He is a multi-instrumentalist and performs on guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, fiddle, piano and drums. His career has given him a diverse background in classical, jazz, new age, country and bluegrass musical styles. He has performed with many bands, as well as musicals. He also has an equally wide range of recording projects and studio experience as producer, performer and writer/arranger of music for a diverse roster of artists, for movie soundtracks, his own CDs and the CDs of bands he has been a part of.
Jeff won first place in the New Twists for Banjo contest judged by Tony Trischka and was nominated instrumentalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association.
Jeff has been a music instructor in the Hudson Valley and the Capital District for over 25 years.
You can learn more about Jeff on his website here.