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Wednesday, July 30, 7:00 p.m.
Jeff Lofton Jazztet
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.” _____________________________________________________
The Jeff Lofton Quartet plays the music of Henry Mancini
Jeff Lofton wins
and places 2nd in the
SXSW Official Showcase
photo: Gary Miller
Jeff Lofton was invited to perform at SXSW as part of the Great Texas Acts.
Winner "Best Jazz Band" 2010-11 Austin Music Awards
"... a veritable jazz virtuoso. Comparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis
"Compared to What"
A new single produced and arranged by Austin-based jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton from his new album "Jericho" releasing in 2014
a remake of the Les McCann / Eddie Harris hit "Compared to what" by Gene McDaniels
"...as good as the real thing..."
The Jeff Lofton Quartet plays "All Blues"
The Jeff Lofton Trio performs original jazz by Jeff Lofton on screen
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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