Biography

Jim Jeffrey’s experiences in music began in the Warren -Youngtown area of Ohio, where he studied with local jazz guitar legend Teddy Pantelas and classical guitarist, Paul Petric. He followed his love of music to Youngstown State University, attaining a bachelor of music degree in performance with an emphasis on jazz, where he performed with country music composer and Grammy award winner, Bob DiPiero.

Jim was soon earning his road worn chops while doing various nightly performances, both solo and with other musicians, such as another local favorite, Dave LeMasters. He also made guest performances at Cedars Cafe, alongside the Teddy Pantelas Trio in Youngstown, Ohio.

After making the move to Los Angeles area in 2003, Jim ventured into the recording arena assisting producer/engineer Duane Baron (Heart, Motley Crue, Ozzy). Upon his arrival to Los Angeles, he had the opportunity to study and perform with world-class Jazz guitarist, Sid Jacobs. He has expanded his base by working on freelance projects as an audio engineer, which include engineering the audio for a CD to accompany Mel Bay’s Jazz Guitar Standards, and the CD to accompany Sid Jacob’s Advanced Guitar Improvisations. He also worked with Duane Baron on The Last Goodnight's first release for Virgin records, "Poison Kiss", and The Ken Oak Band's (Now Oak and Gorski), Vienna to Venice". Jim continues to perform at various local music venues as a solo artist and with other local musicians and is available for performances, music lessons and studio work throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Jim has just completed a CD of his own recordings titled, So Cold, which can be purchased from this site.