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Jeff Young / Bio

Jeff Young is the lead guitarist on Megadeth's platinum selling classic, So Far, So Good… So What! (1987 Capitol Records). Jeff also wrote the cult-classic Fingerprints column in Guitar magazine. He is a student of legendary blues guitarist, Steve Hunter (Peter Gabriel, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Jason Becker).

In 1998, he co-wrote & produced Brazilian phenom Badi Assad's Verve/PolyGram release entitled, Chameleon. The album climbed to #1 in Europe, also topping JAZZIZ magazine's Readers Poll: "Best Brazilian Albums of the Year."
Highlight performances with Assad included 1999's Lilith Fair and Farm Aid 2000. Jeff's association with the Assad family also spawned songwriting collaborations with guitar luminary Sergio Assad and two pieces on Badi's Verde album (Universal Music).

“Jeff Young, voted 5th Most Underrated Metal Guitarist of the 80s" - sqidoo

"Jeff Young's improvised solo from 'In My Darkest Hour' voted among the Top Heavy Metal Solos of All Time” - DigitalDreamDoor.com

In 2003, the track 'Waves' from Chameleon was prominently featured in the Michael & Kirk Douglas film, It Runs In The Family and on the movie's soundtrack.

Jeff's eleven song world-fusion solo debut, Equilibrium is available via iTunes and at cdbaby.com

Gear: Mr. Scary Super V (hand-made by George Lynch), Gibson & Reverend electrics, Martin Ben Harper Signature steel-string, Friedman amplifiers, ProTone, Fulltone & Keeley effects, Wegan & V-picks

Young’s radio show Music Without Boundaries can be heard live most Thursday nights at 7:11pm PST / 10:11 pm EST & worldwide at www.jeffyoungradio.com. Each episode is also archived on podcast at www.jeffyoungjams.com

General Info

Band Members
MONSOON SINGLE: Jeff Young - guitars, Brian Tichy - drums, Tina Guo - cello YOUNG/GUTIERREZ: Ana Cecy Gutiérrez - vocals
Artist Name
Jeff Young
Home Page
Active Since
Blues / Funk / Rock & Jazz

Contact Info

Las Vegas, NV
Alfred E. Newman @ MAD MGT.

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