Think Miles meets Enigma...
Born in Danville, Illinois, Jeff began playing trumpet at the age of eight. After years of study in classical and jazz, he moved to L.A. in 1979 to pursue a career full time in music. He honed his live performance skills on the LA club scene, then in Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Atlantic City. Along the way, he developed an intriguing presence in live performance that has to be seen (and heard) to be fully appreciated. Now living in the San Francisco Bay Area, he continues to play venues locally and around the country.
In 2003 Jeff began to create loop based soundscapes using the computer software program Sonic Acid. Uploading his music to MP3.com, his innovative songs topped the ambient charts for months, with tens thousands of downloads and streams worldwide.
Soon after, Jeff began working with producer Will Ackerman, Grammy winning guitarist and founder of Windham Hill Records. Together they have recorded two albums, RELEASED and TRUE. Both albums have been voted by broadcasters worldwide as Album of the Year, both have reached #1 on Echoes, the nationally syndicated NPR radio program. Jeff's songs have won Best New Age Song at the 2006 and 2008 Independent Music Awards, and the music continues to receive airplay on XM/Sirius, Music Choice and many other programs worldwide.
Contributors to Jeff's recordings have included Bruce Swedien, legendary mixing engineer of Michael Jackson's Thriller, Steely Dan's drummer Keith Carlock, Grammy nominated artists Philip Aaberg, Eugene Friesen, Michael Manring, and many other fine artists.
Jeff's goal is simply to play the music he loves with the finest musicians on the planet, and to find new and creative ways to share the warm sound of his horn with listeners and fans worldwide.
Jeff's new album Jeff Oster LIVE! is now available at http://music.jeffoster.com and wherever fine music is offered.
As you listen, imagine...