Jeff is perhaps best known for his work as vocalist, beatboxer, and artistic director for the world-renowned vocal group, m-pact. Since joining the band in 2004, he has toured across the globe performing in venues ranging from jazz clubs and festivals to concert halls and opera houses. Under Jeff’s direction, m-pact has been selected as headliners for prestigious a cappella, jazz, and vocal festivals around the world; and they have won multiple a cappella recording and video awards, including best jazz album, best jazz song, best jazz video, and best live video.
Jeff grew up in the midwest and attended the University of Kansas on a bassoon scholarship. While at KU he caught the a cappella bug and, along with a group of fellow music students, formed measureXmeasure ("measure by measure"). Originally started as a fun hobby and side project, the group got some gigs, grew in popularity, and eventually turned into a full-time profession. Jeff enjoyed 8 adventurous years with mXm, touring more than 30 U.S states and releasing 3 CDs. He also acted as the group's primary arranger, producer, musical director, and booking agent.
Today, in addition to his work with m-pact, Jeff is a full-time freelance musician, producer, arranger, and teacher. As a vocalist, he performs in a wide rage of settings - including recording sessions, commercial jingles, and live performances of all kinds - both as a soloist and background vocalist. As a beatboxer, Jeff has been a featured performer for numerous national corporate events and meetings (Wal-Mart, Toyota, H&R Block, and others), as well as on soundtracks for film and TV. He is also an award-winning mixing engineer and producer, specializing in recording projects for vocal groups, choirs, and solo artists.
Jeff has been a frequent featured vocalist and worship leader at numerous churches around southern California, and is active as a clinician and coach for choirs, a cappella groups, and other ensembles. He is also a solo recording artist, with several commercial releases available on all streaming and download platforms. In addition to these endeavors, Jeff finds time to maintain a career in the U.S. Army Reserve as the commander and conductor of the 300th Army Band in Los Angeles. Jeff lives in the LA area with his wife Heather and 4 children.
Jeff is a member of SAG-AFTRA.