"Jeffrey excites you with his playing! He seems to be having so much fun, it's contagious!" Says pop star and actress Sheena Easton
"Jeffrey is a gem! He can be so funky and still have great dynamics." Says recording artist Peabo Bryson
"Jeffrey is a singers dream! He has the best ears that I have ever come across in a drummer and that's saying a lot." Says pop diva and icon Dionne Warwick
"Jeffrey's style is so versatile. He can move you on a funky tune and then work a ballad. He's awesome!" Says James Ingram
These are just a few quotes that describe this versatile musician, songwriter, and producer. With a smile on his face and a groove in his heart, this talented drummer compels you to dance and rock to whatever groove he's playing whether it's a slow ballad or a hip hop dance beat.
Jeffrey started his musical career in Philadelphia at the age of 6 when he began studying violin. He continued with the violin for 6 years while experimenting with other instruments. Seeking to find that one instrument that he could express him freely. He found that instrument at the age of 8 when sat down on a set of drums.
Jeffrey had the best of both worlds growing up. He studied drums and violin in the schools of Philadelphia honing his musical skills. His older brother was keyboardist for the R & B group "The Delphonics," which provided Jeffrey with a chance to meet and talk to many world famous musicians such as "The Stylistics, Kool & the Gang and James Brown" to name a few. This allowed Jeffrey to learn the business first hand and get valuable lessons from them all while choosing to pursue music as a career or just a hobby.
Jeffrey has had incredible opportunities to perform with some of the music industryâ€™s greats such as Dionne Warwick, Sheena Easton, Victor Bailey, Ronnie & Hubert Laws and Neil Sedaka to name a few. He recently completed the "Colors of Christmas" tour which featured Dionne Warwick, James Ingram, Peabo Bryson, and Deneice Williams. He is presently touring with Dionne Warwick as well as Sheena Easton, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr., and Paul Taylor. Jeffrey is also an up and coming songwriter & producer. He has recently published one of his tunes on the most recent Dean James album, "Intimacy," which reached Billboard's Top Twenty. Jeffrey is currently working on his own solo project as well as writing for many of the top smooth jazz artists.
A multi talented musician with a love and commitment to musical excellence is what best describes this versatile drummer, vocalist, and producer.