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The Jeff Lofton Trio, Quartet & Quintet play straight-ahead, bebop jazz of the 50s & 60s. The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang plays jazz-funk, rock fusion of the 70s & 80s Please email for booking inquiries.
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Ruth's Chris Steak House 107 West 6th St. at Congress
Sizzlin' Jazz in the Lounge
with the Jeff Lofton Trio
every Thursday for over four years.
"...Arrive at 6:30pm to take advantage of their happy hour prices ...then settle in for a no-cover-charge
of trumpeter Jeff Lofton's
meltingly gorgeous jazz."
- Austin Chronicle
Thursday, March 13, 1:00 AM
SXSW Official Showcase
Jeff Lofton Quartet
315 S. Congress Ave.
Free to SXSW Badge Holders
Friday, March 14, 1:00 PM Blackfinger Day Party - Day 2
Jeff Lofton Electric Thang
716 W. 6th Street
Free; 12 noon - 12 midnight Kevin Galloway of Uncle Lucius The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang
LaTasha Lee and The BlackTies
The Frank Mustard Project
The Possum Posse
Micah Shalom & The Babylonians
Hector Ward and The Big Time
Sunday, March 23, 10:00 PM
Jeff Lofton Electric Thang Sahara Lounge
1413 Webberville Rd.
SXSW Official Showcase
Thursday, March 13
Jeff Lofton Quartet at The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave
Jeff Lofton was invited to perform at SXSW as part of the Great Texas Acts.
This is his fourth year to perform at SXSW.
Winner "Best Jazz Band" 2010-11 Austin Music Awards
"Jazz to the People" - Top 9 Austin Albums of 2009 - Austin Chronicle
"... a veritable jazz virtuoso. Comparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis
– and rightfully so. Lofton’s take on standards frequently astounds,
and his originals
are equally delicious."
NPR-affiliate KUT / KUTX, Austin
The Jeff Lofton Quartet plays "All Blues"
supporting Jeff Lofton's 1950s Miles Davis Tribute
from KUT 90.5 FM / KUTX 98.9 FM, Austin's NPR affiliate
live from the new Studio 1a
Music with Jay Trachtenburg, September 26, 2012
with Dr. James Polk on piano, Glenn Schuetz on bass
and Terrence McDaniel on drums 9-26-12
The Jeff Lofton Trio performs original jazz by Jeff Lofton on screen
in the Austin independent film written and directed by Kelvin Phillips and produced by Carla Jackson, A Swingin' Trio.
“A Swingin’ Trio is smart, dark, sexy and unexpectedly funny.” CULTUREMAP
“…The Austin-shot A Swingin’ Trio…a tense tale of secrets, lies, and revelations…” SLACKERWOOD
Austin Film Festival - world premiere 2011
Las Vegas Film Festival - Winner Finalist Award 2012
San Diego Black Film Festival - Nominee Best Drama 2012
Montreal International Black Film Festival 2012
D.C. Independent Film Festival 2012
San Francisco Black Film Festival 2012
Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival 2012
with nine original compositions by Jeff Lofton and interpretations of "Georgia" and "Crazy"
"... hits the bull's-eye on this sterling local debut that digs a deep groove ... crafted a sound largely around Davis' formative quintet of the late 1950s ... embraces the blues and swings passionately ... reinforces the Miles connection with the deft use of muted trumpet on soulful strutters ... blows reminiscent of Lee Morgan's Blue Note hits of the mid-1960s ... a delightfully swingin' affair." ~ Jay Trachtenberg, The Austin Chronicle, Texas Platters, Music Review