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Jeff Coffin

Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized saxophonist, composer, educator, and is a member of the legendary U.S. 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 numerous groups when not touring with DMB and has released 15+ solo CD's on Ear Up Records.

Coffin is known for his musical passion, his melodically driven compositions, his deep 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 has released 17+ solo recordings, is a Yamaha Performing Artist & Clinician, a Boston Sax Shop Ambassador, teaches improvisation at the prestigious Vanderbilt University, authored four books, produces, engineers, mixes, and runs his own critically acclaimed record label, Ear Up Records.

In 2020, Jeff began a streaming concert series during the global shutdown to benefit his fellow Nashville musicians called IN THE STUDIO from iTAStudioStreams.com, where all the proceeds go to local out of work musicians and their families. Tune in every Friday at 7PM Central Time at www.facebook.com/jeffcoffinmusic - he’ll see you there!


Grammy: Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Outbound (2001) Grammy: Best Contemporary Jazz Album, The Hidden Land (2007) Grammy: Best Pop Instrumental Album, Jingle All the Way (2009)


INSTRUMENTS & GEAR: Tenor: Yamaha Unlacquered 82Z (prototype) Freddie Gregory Custom hard rubber mouthpiece (Mark IV) Boston Sax Shop reeds Boston Sax Shop Ligature Boston Sax Shop Silver Heritage Neck Alto: Yamaha 82Z Series unlacquered body w/Boston Sax Shop Silver Heritage Neck Soprano: Yamaha 82ZR Baritone: Yamaha YBS 62 Jody Jazz HR 8 mouthpiece want more info? email JC at [email protected]


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Clinic/Workshop Information

Jeff is a renowned Yamaha Performing Artist and clinician, having presented more than 300 clinics worldwide. CLINIC OUTLINE: Jeff continues to stress and reinforce that the fundamentals are the essential building blocks or “roots” of music. “Without roots the tree doesn’t grow. The topics I cover are essential to the continued growth of ALL musicians at ALL levels.” These fundamentals are the ‘tools for your narrative.’ (JC) A solo performance by Jeff starts things off and what follows is a thoughtful, open, candid back and forth discussion with the students about what they heard…eventually re-connecting everything back to the fundamentals (The Big 5) that Coffin considers to be the most essential for students

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Arts Nova Scotia



Green Hill Productions


Plan To Be Spontaneous

Solidtone Recordings


S'Low Down

Vix Records


Let It Shine

Ear Up Records





Back Track

From: Interblaze
By Jeff Coffin

Do You Still

From: Let It Shine
By Jeff Coffin

Backin' Up

From: Into The Air
By Jeff Coffin


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