In 2011 after receiving multiple scholarships to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Jeff graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance with a minor in Psychology. At Berklee Jeff studied with Dave Dicenso, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kenwood Dennard, Ralph Peterson Jr, Mark Walker, Jon Hazilla, Bob Tamagni, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Ed Saindon, Eguie Castrillo, Kim Plainfield and BSO percussionist Richard Flanagan. Jeff was also a sought after performer in the city of Boston playing everywhere from the North End and the Theater District to the Back Bay.
After graduating in 2011, Jeff has been actively pursuing teaching while at the same maintaining a vigorous performance schedule. Jeff’s passion for teaching has taken him everywhere from private studios in Southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts, to music tutoring programs for under-privileged kids in Jamaica. “Music has affected my life in such a positive way, I want to pass that positivity and love onto the next generation of young percussionists.”
Jeff currently performs with his Boston based rock band Moss Points North, The Lakes Regional Big Band in Franklin NH, and his own Jazz Quartet based out of Manchester, NH. He has had the great fortune to have shared the stage with performers such as The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and The Weeping Willard’s. Jeff also has many performance credits at numerous musical theaters throughout the New England area. His performances have also taken him all around the east coast and he has been apart of many different tours. Jeff has performed in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine, New Jersey, as well as in big markets such as Boston and New York City.
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