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JEFF began experimenting with music when he came across an old guitar at a neighbor's garage sale when he was 9 yrs. old. After serving in the Navy, he and a friend would create a concert venue and 40 band rehearsal studios out of a 37,000 square ft. abandoned warehouse in an inner city ghetto. After years of hard work, some of the most successful musicians ever would come to play at their venue. Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, Alanis Morissette, Counting Crows, Fiona Apple, Joe Satriani, Primus, The Black Crows to name a few. Hundreds of local musicians played as well. "No one thought we could do it. We did!"
They had hourly and monthly studio rentals, a music store and mobile sound systems - running sound for other music venues, bands, raves and house parties all over town. This was to become the beginning of a career in the music industry that would transform into a lifestyle.
It was here he was exposed to so many different types of sounds and music. With 40 studio rooms available to sit in on and play with hundreds of musicians he soon found himself open to playing every kind of music. There was every style music - Country bands, Rappers, Punk Rock, Classic Rock, Choirs, Heavy Metal, Pop, DJ's and Mariachi bands, You name it they had it! "I tore down a wall between two studios and made a small apartment inside the venue. I ate, drank and slept music".
JEFF has always had a fondness for the organic sounds of hand drumming and has played the didjeridoo for over 20 years.
Following his passion for surfing, he returned to Hawaii and was soon invited to sit in with a small group of Afro-Cuban percussionist. Practicing with them in a tiny jungle studio for nearly a year. He has played all types of genres with international musicians from all walks of life..
He has earned a living as a performing musician, music teacher, sound engineer, venue owner, and producer.
Currently he is publishing his art and music to promote his project Take action. Help others. --------------------------------------- Developing a web site at TakeActionHelpOthers.org