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about jeff



Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary and iconic American rock group, Dave Matthews Band. You may also know him from his 14 years, and 3 Grammy Awards, with the genre-defying Bela Fleck & the Flecktones.

Jeff fronts his own groups, the Mu’tet, In Orbit (with Michael Occhipinti), and The Viridian Trio, when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo cds on his own label Ear Up Records.

Coffin is known for his passionate and fiery soloing, his melodically driven compositions, his deep, committed involvement with music education, and his continued dedication to the improvisational musical art form some call Jazz. He is one of the top, in demand, saxophonists in the world as well as a first call studio musician in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has lived since 1991. Jeff is also a Yamaha & D’Addario Performing Artist and Clinician, teaches at the prestigious Vanderbilt University, authored The Saxophone Book, co-authored The Articulate Jazz Musician (with Caleb Chapman), and runs his own record label, Ear Up Records.

“Jaws drop, eyes pop open and crowds roar…Coffin has solidified himself as respected songwriter, eclectic musician and contemporary pioneer of the saxophone.”