32 000 Chances
Jeff is an American singer songwriter sharing residencies between Ashland Oregon and Sydney, Australia. He was raised in East Africa which exposed him to eclectic music from an early age. As a teenager, Jeff incorporated such styles as African pop, rock, jazz, blues, funk, ska, and reggae into his music. This diversity soon landed him several first place awards in Songwriters Showcases. Jeff has gigged with a myriad of famous performers such as Michael Franti with Spearhead and Kelly Joe Phelps. He is well known in the American music community and has participated in a wide range of events, including playing for Courteney Cox ("Friends") and David Arquette's ("Scream") wedding, auditioning for Limp Bizkit, and making it to the finals (out of 4,000 guitarists) for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In Australia, Jeff has shared the same stages with Ernest Ranglin, The Wailers, Jeff Lang, Sara Blaskow, and The Devoted Few. As the electric guitarist in the Renny Field Band, he has made a name for himself by playing the guitar behind his head or with his teeth! The band has sold out prestigious clubs like The Vanguard in Sydney, received radio play, performed at The Cockatoo Island Music Festival, toured throughout Australia, and was awarded $2000 cash for placing 1st in the Jim Beam Band Competition. Along with performing, Jeff does a great deal of songwriting for international films and videos. He wrote and recorded the soundtrack for a New York film based on the tragedy at the World Trade Center. He has produced music for a multitude of videos and documentaries whose clients have included the United Nations, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Red Cross in East Africa. He has also composed and recorded for television shows and commercials out of Los Angeles. Jeff's ability to adapt to any style of music makes him highly employable as a session musician and, as a result, his name appears on countless albums and projects around the world. Jeff's diverse singer-songwriter abilities are evident throughout all four of his original full length albums. His bizarre sense of humor, ability to improvise and create lyrics on a whim, and spiritual vibe continue to inspire audiences in the United States, Africa, Mexico, and Australia. In 2006 he had shows in America to promote his recent release, "32,000 Chances," which has been receiving radio play and is a hip representation of his talented songwriting.