JAZZ TRUMPETER | COMPOSER | PRODUCER | AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA
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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.
Thursdays 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 three 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
Friday, November 15 Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Road 12:30 p.m.
Jeff Lofton Electric Thang 10:30 p.m. Latasha Lee and the Black Ties 9:00 p.m. Bad Micky Ficky
Friday, November 22, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Donna Hightower Tribute Central Market - Westgate
with Marc Devine, Denia Ridley,
Floyd Domino, Natalie Zoe and more
Saturday, November 23, 9p.m. - 12
Jeff Lofton Quartet Brass House
Austin's new jazz and blues club
115 San Jacinto
Wednesday, December 11 9:00 p.m.
Jeff Lofton Trio Trail of Lights
"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
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