Jeff Saxon

Singer/songwriter/guitarist/ukulele player Jeff Saxon is known for his meaningful, expertly- crafted and soulfully-delivered songs with jazz, blues, Latin and old-school R&B leanings. An album reviewer at Minor 7th proclaimed Saxon has "a voice that is utterly disarming" and U.S. national news syndicate,, described Saxon as a "consummate songwriter". Many other people in the music industry evidently agree, as Saxon's compositions and music videos have earned him over 50 awards from various national and international songwriting contests and film festivals including the 2014 New Hope Film Festival, where he won Best Music Video and the 2012 World Music And Independent Film Festival in Washington, D.C., where he emerged with the Best Rock Music Video trophy. Jeff was also a multiple category Finalist in the 2017 and 2015 UK Songwriting Contest and a Finalist in the 2011 Acoustic Blues Competition at the Telluride Blues Festival (Colorado). Jeff describes the eclectic and broadly-appealing musical style heard on his latest recording, Blujanova, as a merging of blues, jazz and bossa nova. This hybrid style, really shines with Jeff's emotive vocals and innovative arrangements of tunes seemingly devoid of jazz or Latin influences, such as "Hound Dog","Riders On The Storm" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)". These out-of-the-box, musically-rich re-workings of timeless rock and blues classics along with 7 first-rate Saxon originals make a powerful musical statement. which Jazz Weekly described as "...a smart and intelligent recording..." and Blues Matters! praised as "very clever....something with a real twist..."(Relevant Records # RR70713). Jeff is a NJ native, but lived and performed in Los Angeles for many years, where he worked in the studio or shared stages with well-known (Grammy-nominated) jazz and pop artists such as Dave Koz, Little Richard, John Daversa, Norman Brown, and jazz/fusion group, Hiroshima.  In addition to his music-making endeavors, Jeff teaches ukulele, songwriting and guitar at Pierce College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Tacoma Community College (all in Washington state) and offers private guitar, ukulele and songwriting lessons (for kids and adults of all ages) thru Takelessons and Thumbtack as well as online. 

Jeff released his first uke-based album in early summer of 2018, entitled "The Ukulele Project".  There's a music video of one of the cuts on the album, "A Ukulele's All I Need" (viewable on YouTube), which extols the virtues of the instrument and the strong connection Jeff's made with it in the 5 years he's played it.  Much like Jeff's previous works, the uke collection spans the stylistic gamut; including pop, R&B, jazz, reggae, bossa nova, Americana and more.

All 5 of Jeff's CD's; "The Ukulele Project", "Blujnaova", "Truthteller", "The Spin", and "Me, Myself, And I" are avilable at iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, CDBaby and other online music vendors.

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