Jeff Bujak generates heavily organized piano progressions, twists and winds them amid constantly evolving poly-rhythmic electronic beats and constructs a sound that is not only unique, but extremely fresh to the underground music scene. Bujak is a solo performer that uses computers, keyboards, effects, samplers and vocals to create a ‘progressive-piano groove.’ He creates a sound that unites keyboard influences of Peter Gabriel, Album Leaf and Bruce Hornsby with the hard driving rhythms of Prodigy and DJ Shadow.
“It's an ethereal blend of many diverse colors and tonalities. Bujak’s music conjures up images of grand piano sidemen of the past, yet looks into the future, harnessing technology to work for the music.” - Josh Taylor, State of Mind Magazine
“Taking complex musical melodies and rhythms, he makes it all seem very simple with an honest and seemingly fathomless talent for composition and improvisation.” - Dave Terpeny, Kynd Music
By mixing fully-original, pre-sequenced percussion loops and intricately layering track upon track of live keyboard and piano-bass progressions, Jeff Bujak produces a distinctive and novel new look at live music production. With the many types of jazz, ambient and classical piano textures throughout each song, his music falls into too many categories to be left in just one. Call it progressive-piano. Listen to it like no other music.
“Jeff Bujak is a natural musician/composer in every sense of the word. Part genius, part spiritualist - he takes the listener by the ears and sets off on a sonic peregrination of soul, rock, jazz, classical and contemporary flavors.” - Ty Marshal, Rarely Done Productions
Jeff Bujak discovered piano at age 7 growing up in Syracuse, NY. After 6 years of theory and piano lessons, he began writing his own music. At 13, he self taught himself guitar and joined bands of every genre to gain experience in performing many live forms of music including hard-core heavy metal, jazz fusion, jam rock and folk. By the age of 18, he wrote and recorded over 200 original compositions with styles ranging from hard rock to classical. At 23, he joined the national touring acoustic-progressive band Somebody's Closet (more info at www.somebodyscloset.com) and started traveling the country. With his left hand taking over the low-end piano bass progressions and his right hand doing piano and organ solos, he learned quickly how to make his solo compositions come alive on stage as a one man show.
www.livebuj.com (live audio recordings)
"Alive like the Spine" - LP releasing on 05/12/09 (Jeff Bujak, Harmonized Records)
"LIVE BUJ - Live Mutlitrack Series" as of 02/23/09, there are 56 live albums released at www.livebuj.com.
"Building: An Arsenal" - LP released on 2/2/08 (Jeff Bujak, Lizardflag Recordings)
"Think Like A Hammer" - EP released on 01/27/08 (Shokazoba)
"Better Days" - LP released on 9/6/07 (Phil DaRosa, Tight Records)
"Jeff Bujak's Peaces of Man and Machine" - LP released on 11/11/06 (Jeff Bujak, Lizardflag Recordings)
"Breeze of Transition" - LP released on 3/15/05 (Somebody's Closet)
"Road To Flight" - LP released on 6/25/02 (Somebody's Closet)
"Unkind" - LP released in 2001 (Transcendental Blue)
"Eclectic Fuzz" - LP released in 1999 (Eclectic Fuzz)
30 minute to 2 hour show:
No set break
2 hour to 4 hour shows:
1 set break
Set breaks and show length can be negotiated