Based in the Hudson Valley of New York State, Jeff is a multi-instrumentalist and composer of music for film & television. Lunescapes Volume One (released March 30, 2018 via The Satellite Union & Psychic Troubles Tapes) is Jeff's first full-length, solo release. Recorded at home (mostly in the kitchen, on a sometimes unruly upright piano) the Lunescapes offer a series of instrumental vignettes, intimate landscapes, and lo-fi fantasies. The writing and recording for future volumes is ongoing. Jeff is currently working on the music for a feature length documentary film.
From 1998-2011, Jeff was also a member of the band Mercury Rev - contributing to some of the band's most critically acclaimed work, including Deserter's Songs, All Is Dream, and more. It was with the band that he gained his first opportunity to write for picture, composing and producing the original score for Robinson Savary's debut feature-length film, Bye Bye Blackbird.
In addition to his ongoing solo work and work for film, television & commercial advertising, Jeff is an active session musician and current member of Miracle Whips (PDX-based, porch-rock dream team) and the improvisational, noise-rock/spazz-jazz collective, otherwise known as Ultraam. Jeff also serves as Director of Music for O+ (a national non-profit, based in Kingston, NY that works to provide musicians & visual artists with access to health care). When not in the studio, he can be found fly-fishing the legendary streams of the Catskill Mountains.