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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.
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
of trumpeter Jeff Lofton's
meltingly gorgeous jazz."
- Austin Chronicle
Sunday Jazz Brunch 12noon - 4:00pm
501 W. Canyon Ridge Dr.
Celebrating Black History Month
live on KOOP 91.7
February 7 12 noon - 1pm
Jeff Lofton Trio
with Jimmy Blazer on bass
and Steve Mackenberg on drums
Live stream: www.KOOP.org
Friday, March 20,
715 West 6th Street
3 days of Music starting 3/19-3/21 Noon until Midnight each day. 36 bands FREE to the public hosted by Hector ward and The Big Time.
Official SXSW Showcase
Jeff Lofton Quartet
Saturday, March 21,
Time TBA Elephant Room
Saturday, March 28,
1950s Miles Davis Tribute One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road
1950s Miles Davis Tribute
"...as good as
the real thing..."
- San Antonio Express-News
"Lofton and his band were the keepers of the original cool jazz flame ...
his connection with
Davis' legacy was palpable." - Killeen Daily Herald
The Jeff Lofton Jazztet made its debut at a show recorded for broadcast by KRTU 91.7 Jazz in San Antonio in their Rooftop Jazz Series at Artpace. 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 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
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
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
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