Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Jeff started his musical journey playing trumpet in The First United States Army Band, at Forte Meade, Maryland, where he spent three years as the featured soloist in the Stage & the Dance Bands.
Upon returning to Syracuse, he entered the local music scene playing with many of the Big Bands in Central New York including, The Sunday Night Road Band, Calvin Custer's Monday Night Kicks Band, Mario DeSantis Orchestra, Stan Colella, Frank Shetron, The Cayugians, Nick Sterio, and currently, the Do-Good Swing Band.
As a freelance player, Jeff has had the privilege of working with many national acts, including the Maguire Sisters, Patti Paige, Don Cornell, The Ice Capades and Shrine Circus. Jeff has also enjoyed playing several long-running musicals, such as, Chorus Line and Guys & Dolls.
Jeff has played with countless area bands and for ten years, led his own group, a high-energy R&B band, called Backbeat Street. This is where Jeff and fellow Entourage saxman, Dave Forgensi first teamed up for over five years.
After joining Entourage over a year ago, Jeff has enjoyed the energy and the joy of performing with his Entourage "family" and is looking forward to another great season with the band.
When not playing with Entourage, Jeff can be found at home with his wife Cindy and their six cats.
Wine of the Month: Two Hands Shiraz, Angel's Share 2004
Beer of the Month: Middle Ages Brewing, Imperial Dragon Slayer Stout