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JEFF LOFTON'S 1950s MILES DAVIS TRIBUTE

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Thanks for your interest.
The Jeff Lofton Trio, Quartet & Quintet play straight-ahead, bebop jazz of the 50s & 60s. The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang plays jazz-funk, rock fusion of the 70s & 80s Please email for booking inquiries.

Thursdays
*Please note due to holiday schedules the Jeff Lofton Trio will not perform their residency Thursday happy hour on December 18, 25, or January 1 at Ruth's Chris Steak House. 
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
107 West 6th St. at Congress
Sizzlin' Jazz in the Lounge
with the Jeff Lofton Trio every Thursday for over four years.

"...Arrive at 6:30pm to take advantage of their happy hour prices ...then settle in for a no-cover-charge start of trumpeter Jeff Lofton's meltingly gorgeous jazz." - Austin Chronicle

 

Sundays
12noon - 4:00pm

Jeff Lofton's
Sunday Jazz Brunch

Zed's
, 501 W. Canyon Ridge Dr.

 

 

 

The Jeff Lofton Trio and Quartet are available for holiday parties.
Email for for more info.

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Click here to hear the
Jeff Lofton Jazztet on
KUTX 98.9 FM Live from Studio 1A.

Jeff Lofton Jazztet
with Collin Shook on keys
and Jimmy Blazer on bass
featuring Kory Cook on drums
and visuals by video artist Chris Jackson

photo: Justin Brownell at Artpace

After a recent show recorded for broadcast by KRTU 91.7 Jazz in San Antonio in their Rooftop Jazz Series at Artpace, Jeff brought his latest project to Austin. The Jeff Lofton Jazztet delivers a high-energy show featuring the video artistry of VJ Chris Jackson. Known for his 1950s Miles Davis Tribute, the straight-ahead, bebop of his trio and quartet, and the jazz-funk rock fusion of his side project the Electric Thang, Jeff describes the jazztet as a combination of many types of jazz: “It’s more of an avant-garde rhythmic driven ensemble than the typical straight-ahead group, that also dips into more modern funk grooves.” _____________________________________________________

Jeff Lofton wins
"Best Horn Player"

- Austin Chronicle, Austin Music Awards 2013-14

and places 2nd in the
"Best Jazz Band" category

 

 

Jeff Lofton was invited to perform at SXSW as part of the Great Texas Acts.
This is his fourth year to perform at SXSW.

Winner "Best Jazz Band" 2010-11 Austin Music Awards
"Jazz to the People" - Top 9 Austin Albums of 2009 - Austin Chronicle

"... a veritable jazz virtuoso. Comparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis – and rightfully so. Lofton’s take on standards frequently astounds,
and his originals are equally delicious."

- NPR-affiliate KUT / KUTX, Austin 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Compared to What"

A new single produced and arranged by Austin-based jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton from his upcoming album "Jericho"

a remake of the Les McCann / Eddie Harris hit "Compared to what" by Gene McDaniels

featuring vocals and guitar by
Carolyn Wonderland
piano and organ by the legendary
Dr. James Polk 
with Ryan Bowman on bass
and Terrence McDaniel on drums

 

Buy "Compared to What" now
at CDBaby.com and other outlets.

For airplay and review download contact press@jefflofton.com.

 

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       "...as good as the real thing..."
- San Antonio Express-News 2-19-12
review of Jeff Lofton's 1950s Miles Davis Tribute

The Jeff Lofton Quartet plays "All Blues"
supporting Jeff Lofton's 1950s Miles Davis Tribute
from KUT 90.5 FM / KUTX 98.9 FM, Austin's NPR affiliate
live from the new Studio 1a
Music with Jay Trachtenburg, September 26, 2012
with Dr. James Polk on piano, Glenn Schuetz on bass
and Terrence McDaniel on drums 9-26-12

 

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The Jeff Lofton Trio performs original jazz by Jeff Lofton on screen
in the Austin independent film written and directed by Kelvin Phillips and produced by Carla Jackson, A Swingin' Trio.

“A Swingin’ Trio is smart, dark, sexy and unexpectedly funny.” CULTUREMAP

“…The Austin-shot A Swingin’ Trio…a tense tale of secrets, lies, and revelations…” SLACKERWOOD

Austin Film Festival - world premiere 2011
Las Vegas Film Festival - Winner Finalist Award 2012
San Diego Black Film Festival - Nominee Best Drama 2012
Montreal International Black Film Festival 2012
D.C. Independent Film Festival 2012
San Francisco Black Film Festival 2012
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival 2012

JEFF LOFTON'S JAZZ TO THE PEOPLE

Austin Chronicle Top 9 Austin Albums of 2009

KUT Top 10 Albums of 2009: DJ Picks

Available at Amazon.com, iTunes or CDBaby.com, or, in Austin at independent record stores

with nine original compositions by Jeff Lofton and interpretations of "Georgia" and "Crazy"

"... hits the bull's-eye on this sterling local debut that digs a deep groove ... crafted a sound largely around Davis' formative quintet of the late 1950s ... embraces the blues and swings passionately ... reinforces the Miles connection with the deft use of muted trumpet on soulful strutters ... blows reminiscent of Lee Morgan's Blue Note hits of the mid-1960s ... a delightfully swingin' affair." ~ Jay Trachtenberg, The Austin Chronicle, Texas Platters, Music Review

Phone: 512.809.6541 or E-mail: jeff@jefflofton.com