Jeffery has been a staple of the L.A. music scene for more than 20 years. He left his humble upbringings in Northern Michigan to attend Hollywood's own Musicians Institute in 1989. Upon graduating, he quickly immersed himself in the local music scene playing in a variety of bands, including Hardware featuring Tod Howarth of Frehley's Comet, Ted Nugent, and Cheap Trick fame. In 1994 Jeff relocated to Dallas, Texas where he teamed up with alt rockers The Judas Engine and recorded guitars on their self-titled debut Rainmaker Records release. In the late 90's Jeffery relocated to Southern Ohio playing in various local acts where he further honed his craft as a reputable Blues/Rock guitarist. In the early 2000's Jeffery returned to the Los Angeles area and toured with a variety of national acts, which included Lisa Hayes and the Violets, and Pop/Country artist Ashley Jay. About this time is when he met Paul Vallis, the founder of UK's very own Bleeding Harp. Jeffery co-authored and produced Bleeding Harp's debut CD "Gotta Have", released in 2004. Bleeding Harp quickly rose through the ranks of the L.A. Blues scene, regularly playing venues such as Harvelle's, The Blue Cafe, The Coach House and the Catalina Island Blues Festival.
In 2004, Jeffery met Country artist Rick Monroe. The two quickly hit it off as writing partners and Monroe's "Against the Grain" is a result of this pairing. Jeffery moved to Nashville and toured with Rick for a number of years, both in the U.S. and abroad. Rick's video of his Allman Brother's remake "Midnight Rider", which featured Jeffery on guitar and background vocals, was on regular rotation on Country music's CMT. The group opened for a number of well-established acts including Dwight Yokum, Montgomery Gentry, and Kenny Wayne Shephard, to name a few.
In 2006 Jeffery returned to L.A. and began teaching at the world-renowned Musicians Institute, Guitar Institute of Technology where he currently resides as a full-time instructor. Jeffery teaches a variety of core classes including Single String Improv, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar Studio Skills, and Rhythm Section Workshop, as well as private lessons. He has also written articles and created instructional YouTube videos for Guitar World Magazine. Jeff started playing with guitar phenom Jeff Kollman in his solo group The Jeff Kollman Band and jazz/metal fusion band Cosmosquad at the world famous Baked Potato. He also played lead guitar for season 4 of "The Voice" contestant Michael Austin in Michael Austin and the Law, and also plays regularly with the New Frontier Band at Gilley's Las Vegas.
In 2007 Jeffery released his debut instrumental CD "Eucalyptus". This recording contains songs which highlight Jeffery's rock roots and has met with much critical acclaim. His cover of Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" is a favorite of both musicians and fans alike.
In recent years, Jeffery has been working more on the production side of things. He currently writes and produces music for SickMuse TV and X-ray Dog, music libraries offering music to TV and film. His abilities to not only write, but produce, mix, and master, have made him a sought after song writing collaborator. He also works with a variety of artists, writing and producing tracks, including award-winning artist Debbie Hennessey, Country up-and-comer Doni Flanigan, and Country/Pop artist Autumn Lee.
Jeffery has also reformed Bleeding Harp with founder Paul Vallis. With an all-star lineup, the group has recently released their 2nd cd "Truth". They can be seen playing around Los Angeles and have become a crowd-favorite on the Blues Festival circuit. Comprised of some of L.A.'s finest players who happen to all be close friends, Bleeding Harp is quickly reclaiming its status as a premier Blues/Rock act in the SoCal area. A must see!
In 2016 Jeff played guitar with American Idol runner-up and Blood, Sweat and Tears front man, Bo Bice. In 2017 Jeff internationally toured with Prog Rock legends The Alan Parson's Project for the 40th anniversary tour of their iconic album, I Robot. In 2018, look for Jeff playing all over the U.S. with Jazz keyboardist Lao Tizer's band and up and coming Country rocker, Mark Mackay. See you on the road!