Jeff studied music at the University of the Arts and received his Bachelor in Music and Music Education. He studied saxophone with Bill Zaccagni, flute with Adeline Tomasone, jazz theory and improvisation with Larry McKenna and arranging/orchestration with Evan Solot.
He has received his Masters of Music Education from Boston University.
In his free time he has studied with composer/arranger/orchestrator Marion Evans, Dick Lieb, and Bob Florence.
In Philadelphia as a freelance musician Jeff has performed with the Brian Pastor Big Band, Lou Rawls, Mel Lewis, Dave Liebman, Urbie Green, Ray Anthony Orchestra, Buddy DeFranco, Joan Rivers, Bobby Rydell and Robert Merrill.
In London, Jeff has performed with the BBC Radio Big Band, Pete Cater Big Band, Hot Orange Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Ted Heath Orchestra, Jay Craig Big Band, Jimmy Cannon Big Band, Soho Jazz Orchestra, Miles Davis Project Band and the London Jazz Collective.
Jeff's group SAXON has been performing in London, Philadelphia, and Washington DC and has been receiving excellent reviews. They feature Jeff's original music, standard jazz classics and now vocals from JOAN VISKANT.