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WE Recommend the music of Jack Jeffers

We recommend you rush to hear him play whenever you get a chance.

Jack Jeffers

Bass trombone/tubist Jack Jeffers is REALLY a “Jack of All Trades”!!! His accomplishments range from building jet airplanes, degrees in law, to a prominent studio and broadway career. His musical experiences extends to a recording and performing career with the likes of Lena Horne, Clark Terry, Count Basie, Thad Jones, Maynard Ferguson, Don Cherry, Herbie Hancock, Pharaoh Sanders, Frank Foster, Carla Bley, Charles Tolliver, Dizzy Gillespie, etc… (just to name a few). Also, he is co-leader of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. And, for someone born in 1928, he is more active than most musicians half his age.

He has written music for a diverse range of organizations and performers, including The Boy’s Choir of Harlem and The Black Music Repertory Ensemble. Jack has served as musical director/conductor for the Broadway Cares-Equity Fights AIDS benefit, “Broadway Salutes the Spirit of Harlem” at the Apollo Theater. His other musical director/conductor credits include two contemporary operas: “Long Tongues” by Julius Hemphill and “The E & O Line” by Anne LeBaron, and two Broadway shows: The Wiz” and “The Boy’s Choir of Harlem on Broadway”.

Jack has also played in the pit orchestras of more than twenty Broadway musicals. These days, you can find him performing on the New York music scene at Birdland Jazz Club every Sunday with the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra and leading his own New York Classics as the resident big band at Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, NYC every Monday night.

Jack Jeffers and the New York Classics featuring Monika Oliveira

16 Piece Jazz Orchestra
Tuesday, February 04
Sets at 8:00 and 10:00PM

Tuba player and bass-trombonist Jack Jeffers doesn’t call his 16-piece collective the New York Classics for nothing; you’ll have no trouble recognizing pieces such as Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” Mingus’s “Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat” and Jobim’s “Corcovado.” He’s been in solidarity with avant-polymaths like drummer Warren Smith and Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s pianist Sonelius Smith for more than three decades, which explains why Jeffers’s soloists tend to come at both the familiar tunes and his originals from an inventively off-kilter base. -Time Out NY


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