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Thanks for your interest.
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.


Thanks so much for the support for the 2016 Austin Music Awards!
Jeff Lofton was voted: #3 Best Horn, #3 Best Jazz Band, #4 Best Residency

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*Please note the Jeff Lofton Jazz Happy Hour on Thursdays at Ruth's Chris Steak House has been cancelled due to new management / owners. Thank you for the support of the 6+ year residency.

Jeff Lofton's
Sunday Jazz Brunch

*Celebrating 2 years!
Voted #4 Best Residency at the 2016 Austin Music Awards! The only restaurant residency to make the list!

Weekly
12 noon - 4:00 p.m.
Zed's
501 W. Canyon
Ridge Dr.


Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk rock fusion

Thursday,
June 16, 10pm
Strange Brew
Lounge Side

5326 Manchaca Rd.

Sunday,
June 19, 8
pm
Empire
7th & Red River 


Jazz with dinner! 

Jazz trumpeter and composer
Jeff Lofton
with piano accompaniment

Saturday, June 25, 8-10pm Botticelli's South Congress
1321 South Congress Ave.

 

 

Thanks to Austin Mayor Steve Adler, D6 Councilmember Don Zimmerman, D6 Music Commissioner Barbara Rappaport and leaders in the local music community for inviting the Jeff Lofton Trio to perform, as well as Jeff and Dean Lofton to speak at the District 6 Music Summit in April. a discussion of issues that impact musicians, venues, and audiences in Austin, particularly in District 6. Members of the Austin Music Commission spoke about the Music Omnibus and what it could mean for the Austin music scene.
Click here to review the omnibus.


Jeff Lofton's
Sunday Jazz Brunch
Zed's
501 W. Canyon Ridge Dr.
12 noon - 4:00 p.m. every week
*Celebrating 2 years!
Voted #4 Best Residency
at the 2016 Austin Music Awards!
The only restaurant residency
to make the list!

 


Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk rock fusion

jazz trumpet meets
electric guitar

Thursday, June 16, 10pm
Strange Brew Lounge Side
5326 Manchaca Rd.

Sunday, June 19, 8pm
Empire
7th & Red River 

 


Jazz with dinner! 

Jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton
with piano accompaniment

Saturday, June 25, 8-10pm

Botticelli's South Congress
1321 South Congress Ave.


Look for Jeff Lofton in the
2016 Austin Dog Rescue
"Dogs Rock!" calendar!


Thanks to the TV show
"
Being Mary Jane" and BET
for featuring one of my tunes,
"Free Jazz Therapy,"
from my 2009 album
Jazz to the People.

Click here to buy the song or album.
Jeff Lofton accepting "Best Horn Player" award at the 2013-14 Austin Music Awards during SXSW 2014.

Jeff Lofton featured in Macy's American Icon campaign


New York Times Style Magazine, May 17, 2015

  • Austin-based jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton is featured in Macy's American Icons summer fashion campaign celebrating American landscapes and people.
  • In addition to photos in the print campaign and an interview online, the campaign features video of the Jeff Lofton Trio at their long-running residency in the lounge at Ruth's Chris Steak House at 6th & Congress, in Austin. Lofton has led the Thursday happy hour residency, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekly, for over five years and the trio includes Grammy-winning drummer Ernie Durawa and bassist Glenn Schuetz.
  • The campaign also raises funds to support American veterans through Got Your 6. Through July 4th for selfies posted to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #AmericanSelfie Macy's donates $1 to Got Your 6.
  • The campaign was shot in O'ahu, Atlanta, Austin, Havana, and San Francisco's Chinatown. The Austin segment of the campaign also features Austinite Todd Sanders of Roadside Relics. 

Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk rock fusion

Thursday, December 17
10 p.m.
Strange Brew Lounge Side
5326 Manchaca Drive


The
Jeff Lofton Quartet

Saturday, November 14
7 p.m.
Charles Bender
Performing Arts Center
611 Higgins St., Humble TX
www.Humblepac.com

 

Jeff Lofton Trio
Saturday, October 17

9 p.m. - 12 midnight
4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston

Click here to hear the Jeff Lofton Quartet performance from June 21, 2015
Austin's NPR-affiliate KUTX's Studio 1a Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg
.

Click here to watch the Jeff Lofton Trio
on KEYE's "We Are Austin" from Monday, June 22.


Celebrate Juneteenth!

Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk, rock fusion
with Darin Layne, guitar
Tony Bray, sax
Collin Shook, keys
Kai Roach, bass
Steve Mankenberg, drums

Friday, June 19
10pm $6

Strange Brew Lounge Side
5330 Manchaca Road

 


Jeff Lofton Quartet

Saturday, June 27
8:30pm, doors 8pm
$20

Tickets:
www.CactusCafe.org
24th & Guadalupe
in the UT Texas Union

 

 

 


Jeff Lofton's
1950s Miles Davis Tribute

"...as good as
the real thing..."
- San Antonio Express-News

"Lofton and his band were the keepers of the original cool jazz flame ...
his connection with
Davis' legacy was palpable." - Killeen Daily Herald

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm
One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road
Tickets: www.OneWorldTheatre.org

with Joe Morales on sax, Jacob Dupre on keys, Glenn Schuetz on bass and Steve Schwelling on drums

For more info, click here.
Sponsorhip and program ad opportunities
contact
Dean@TheLoftonAgency.com.


 

 



Thanks to the TV show
"
Being Mary Jane" and BET
for featuring one of my tunes,
"Free Jazz Therapy,"
from my 2009 album
Jazz to the People.

Click here to buy the song or album.
Jeff Lofton accepting "Best Horn Player" award at the 2013-14 Austin Music Awards during SXSW 2014.

Jeff Lofton featured in Macy's American Icon campaign


New York Times Style Magazine, May 17, 2015

  • Austin-based jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton is featured in Macy's American Icons summer fashion campaign celebrating American landscapes and people.
  • In addition to photos in the print campaign and an interview online, the campaign features video of the Jeff Lofton Trio at their long-running residency in the lounge at Ruth's Chris Steak House at 6th & Congress, in Austin. Lofton has led the Thursday happy hour residency, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekly, for over five years and the trio includes Grammy-winning drummer Ernie Durawa and bassist Glenn Schuetz.
  • The campaign also raises funds to support American veterans through Got Your 6. Through July 4th for selfies posted to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #AmericanSelfie Macy's donates $1 to Got Your 6.
  • The campaign was shot in O'ahu, Atlanta, Austin, Havana, and San Francisco's Chinatown. The Austin segment of the campaign also features Austinite Todd Sanders of Roadside Relics. 

Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk rock fusion

Thursday, December 17
10 p.m.
Strange Brew Lounge Side
5326 Manchaca Drive


The
Jeff Lofton Quartet

Saturday, November 14
7 p.m.
Charles Bender
Performing Arts Center
611 Higgins St., Humble TX
www.Humblepac.com

Jeff Lofton Trio
Saturday, October 17

9 p.m. - 12 midnight
4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston

 

Jeff Lofton Electric Thang
jazz-funk rock fusion
Thursday, February 18
10pm 

5326 Manchaca Road

 

 

 

 


Look for Jeff Lofton in the
2016 Austin Dog Rescue
"Dogs Rock!" calendar!


Thanks to the TV show
"
Being Mary Jane" and BET
for featuring one of my tunes,
"Free Jazz Therapy,"
from my 2009 album
Jazz to the People.

Click here to buy the song or album.
Jeff Lofton accepting "Best Horn Player" award at the 2013-14 Austin Music Awards during SXSW 2014.

Jeff Lofton featured in Macy's American Icon campaign


New York Times Style Magazine, May 17, 2015

  • Austin-based jazz trumpeter and composer Jeff Lofton is featured in Macy's American Icons summer fashion campaign celebrating American landscapes and people.
  • In addition to photos in the print campaign and an interview online, the campaign features video of the Jeff Lofton Trio at their long-running residency in the lounge at Ruth's Chris Steak House at 6th & Congress, in Austin. Lofton has led the Thursday happy hour residency, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. weekly, for over five years and the trio includes Grammy-winning drummer Ernie Durawa and bassist Glenn Schuetz.
  • The campaign also raises funds to support American veterans through Got Your 6. Through July 4th for selfies posted to Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #AmericanSelfie Macy's donates $1 to Got Your 6.
  • The campaign was shot in O'ahu, Atlanta, Austin, Havana, and San Francisco's Chinatown. The Austin segment of the campaign also features Austinite Todd Sanders of Roadside Relics. 

Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk rock fusion

Thursday, December 17
10 p.m.
Strange Brew Lounge Side
5326 Manchaca Drive


The
Jeff Lofton Quartet

Saturday, November 14
7 p.m.
Charles Bender
Performing Arts Center
611 Higgins St., Humble TX
www.Humblepac.com

Jeff Lofton Trio
Saturday, October 17

9 p.m. - 12 midnight
4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston

Click here to hear the Jeff Lofton Quartet performance from June 21, 2015
Austin's NPR-affiliate KUTX's Studio 1a Sunday Morning Jazz with Jay Trachtenberg
.

Click here to watch the Jeff Lofton Trio
on KEYE's "We Are Austin" from Monday, June 22.


Celebrate Juneteenth!

Jeff Lofton
Electric Thang

jazz-funk, rock fusion
with Darin Layne, guitar
Tony Bray, sax
Collin Shook, keys
Kai Roach, bass
Steve Mankenberg, drums

Friday, June 19
10pm $6

Strange Brew Lounge Side
5330 Manchaca Road

 


Jeff Lofton Quartet

Saturday, June 27
8:30pm, doors 8pm
$20

Tickets:
www.CactusCafe.org
24th & Guadalupe
in the UT Texas Union

 

 

 


Jeff Lofton's
1950s Miles Davis Tribute

"...as good as
the real thing..."
- San Antonio Express-News

"Lofton and his band were the keepers of the original cool jazz flame ...
his connection with
Davis' legacy was palpable." - Killeen Daily Herald

Saturday, March 28, 7:00 pm
One World Theatre
7701 Bee Caves Road
Tickets: www.OneWorldTheatre.org

with Joe Morales on sax, Jacob Dupre on keys, Glenn Schuetz on bass and Steve Schwelling on drums

For more info, click here.
Sponsorhip and program ad opportunities
contact
Dean@TheLoftonAgency.com.


Click here to hear the
Jeff Lofton Jazztet on
KUTX 98.9 FM Live from Studio 1A.

Jeff Lofton Jazztet
with Collin Shook on keys
and Jimmy Blazer on bass
featuring Kory Cook on drums
and visuals by video artist Chris Jackson

photo: Justin Brownell at Artpace

The Jeff Lofton Jazztet made its debut at a show recorded for broadcast by KRTU 91.7 Jazz in San Antonio in their Rooftop Jazz Series at Artpace. The Jeff Lofton Jazztet delivers a high-energy show featuring the video artistry of VJ Chris Jackson. Known for his 1950s Miles Davis Tribute, the straight-ahead, bebop of his trio and quartet, and the jazz-funk rock fusion of his side project the Electric Thang, Jeff describes the jazztet as a combination of many types of jazz: “It’s more of an avant-garde rhythmic driven ensemble than the typical straight-ahead group, that also dips into more modern funk grooves.”


Jeff Lofton wins
"Best Horn Player"

- Austin Chronicle, Austin Music Awards 2013-14

and places 2nd in the
"Best Jazz Band" category

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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 

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"Compared to What"

A new single produced and arranged by Austin-based jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton from his upcoming album "Jericho"

a remake of the Les McCann / Eddie Harris hit "Compared to what" by Gene McDaniels

featuring vocals and guitar by
Carolyn Wonderland
piano and organ by the legendary
Dr. James Polk 
with Ryan Bowman on bass
and Terrence McDaniel on drums

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Buy "Compared to What" now
at CDBaby.com and other outlets.

For airplay and review download contact press@jefflofton.com.

 

 


       "...as good as the real thing..."
- San Antonio Express-News 2-19-12
review of Jeff Lofton's 1950s Miles Davis Tribute

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

JEFF LOFTON'S JAZZ TO THE PEOPLE

Austin Chronicle Top 9 Austin Albums of 2009

KUT Top 10 Albums of 2009: DJ Picks

Available at Amazon.com, iTunes or CDBaby.com, or, in Austin at independent record stores

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

Phone: 512-906-2360 Voice Mail Only
Text: 512-636-1346
or E-mail: jeff@jefflofton.com