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]
November 19, 2014
Jazz This Week: Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet, Peter Martin, Funky Butt...
November 16, 2014
STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet
September 19, 2013
Jazz This Week: Fareed Haque's Mathgames, Jeff Coffin, Johnny Boyd, Old...
February 20, 2013
Jazz This Week: Jim Pugh, Jeremy Haynes, Amina Figarova, Jazz St. Louis...
August 17, 2012
Jazz This Week: Jeff Coffin and the Mutet Performance and Workshop, Tim...
August 08, 2012
Saxophonist Jeff Coffin & The Mu'tet To Release 6th CD, "Into The Air,...
September 14, 2011
Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet - Live! (2011)
July 15, 2011
Jazz This Week: Reggie and Mardra Thomas, Jeff Coffin and Mu'tet, Funky...
July 13, 2011
Jeff Coffin and the Mu'tet to Present Free Concert, Clinic on Monday,...
March 23, 2011
Saxophonist Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band To Offer Free Jazz...
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