The Jeff Love Band: the Funk and Soul of the Finger Lakes!
The Jeff Love Band is the funkalicious brainchild of legendary Central New York musician Neal Massa. Founded in December of 2010 by Massa, the JLB is an outstanding collection of musicians from the Ithaca, NY area. The JLB complements t...See Full Bio
“Danby resident Jeff Love formed his band in early 2011, a brain child of local jazz great Neal Massa. Neal and Jeff, then playing together in another band, decided to make some of their own music in a reinvented band, one with the same funk and soul but with some tweaks. Rehearsals for the Jeff Love Band started early in 2011 with a first gig at Castaways in Ithaca, playing at a benefit to support the Cayuga Waterfront Trail. The band’s genre is classic funk, soul, rhythm and blues. They will sometimes break down into a smaller trio or quartet without vocals, or play a jazz set, if the occasion arises. The band is made up of 11 musicians: Jeff and Neal, Ariel Arbisser, Amanda Massa, Joe Massa, Donald House, De’Marquis Graves, Jim Wells, Bob McMahon, Marc Devokaitis and Nick Pauldine, billing themselves as “The Funk of the Finger Lakes.””