Jeff Andrew Simpson - Jazz By Simpson

Simpson refocused on music, jazz in particular, taking up the saxophone. He soon carved his niche as a premier performer with his broad tradition filled sound on tenor saxophone and his haunting nuance on the flute.

Jeff's concept of performing jazz was formed and ingrained through countless performances by his mentor, jazz legend Ira Sullivan. " Every time I watched Ira play, there was an unmistakable magic happening on stage and with the music. I wanted to be a part of that". Starting with jam sessions with his mentor, he suddenly found himself in the role of leader and was hooked. He found great success leading jazz groups at major concerts and festivals throughout Florida.

Here, he has brought together an impressive group of musicians that create a sound that is both energetic and moving. Pianist Bill O'Connell has performed with Mongo Santamaria, Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Dave Valentin, Gato Barbiera and more recently with vocalist Jon Lucien. Trumpeter Marcus Printup, a 10 year veteran with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, has 5 CDs to his credit and is considered one of the foremost performers on his instrument.