Jeff studied music at the Boston Conservatory, the New England Conservatory and the College of Saint Rose.
He is a multi-instrumentalist with backgrounds in classical, folk and jazz.
In 1984, Jeff won first place in the New Twists for Banjo contest judged by Tony Trischka and was nominated instrumentalist of the year by the Northeast Country Music Association in 1988 and 1991.
He has performed in a wide variety of bands and ensembles from the rock group, Orion (who released two movie soundtracks) and the Hagar Twins (of "Hee Haw") and Troy Shondell (of "Tell Laura I Love Her") and for musicals such as "Grease," "West Side Story" and others.
He is a music instructor at the Burnt Hills Music Academy.