Based in Sydney Australia, Jeff is a professional drummer and educator worth watching. Having played drums since age 11 after being told he wasn’t old enough to play the clarinet, Jeff has been annoying parents, friends and neighbours ever since.
Jeff has studied with both Australian and Internationally renowned drummers including Steve Hass, Dave Elitch, Glen Sobel, Jeff Friedl, Michael Iveson, John Morrison, Jim Piesse, Dale Cleary, Pete Drummond and Chris Brien amongst others.
While studying with Richard Miller (Sydney Symphony Orchestra) Jeff also competed in both the East Coast and National Brass Band Championships, with A Grade band “Waratah Brass”. He was awarded the National Under 19 Snare Drum Championship in 2002, in addition to winning the East Coast Open Age Division in 1999.
He has also worked with artists and bands including St Leonards, The Khanz, Mabel, I Know Leopard Garry Beers (INXS), Cosima DeVito (Australia Idol), Claire Clarke and Joel Sarakula, and has also performed on national TV networks Channel 7, 9 and SBS.
Joining St Leonards in 2009 led to the opportunity to record in Los Angeles with 5 time Grammy award winning producer John Wooler. While in the US the band also toured the West Coast extensively, and played shows at iconic LA venues “The Viper Room” and “Spaceland”.
October 2009 also saw Jeff join the Paiste America family, using a combination of Traditional, Dark Energy and Twenty series.
For more info on his setup click through to the gear page.
2010 saw the band heading across to the UK after working with producer/engineer Steve Orchid (Travis, The Zombies.) The band played at a number of festivals and side shows through the year. St Leonards have also had tracks featured on the US TV shows “The Vampire Diaries” in 2012 and “Beauty and the Beast” in 2013, and are currently working on new material in the studio.
2013 saw Jeff join the band “Little Earthquake”, who toured the east coast extensively through 2014. He also attended NAMM in 2014 and studied intensively for 3 weeks with some of the best drummers in Los Angeles.
You can hear Jeff in 2015 playing with his band "Mabel", as well as performing with Khanz, Little Deed, The Co-Dependents and Paper Hearts. He's also filled in with I Know Leopard.
Jeff is a passionate teacher, with a focus on efficient technique and accelerated learning. For more information on lessons please click on the lessons page.