Jeff Alkire

Jeff Alkire

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Jeff has toured the Western Hemisphere and Japan as a saxophonist and flutist with the likes of Ray Charles, Charlie Haden. He has the ability to work in many stylistic idioms has created a musical palette ranging from his straight ahead compositions to soulful balladeering blues and world music.

Biography

Jeff has toured the world performing as a saxophonist with the likes of Ray
Charles, John Lee Hooker, Terry Gibbs, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, Art Lande,
Chuck Isreals, Eddie Marshall, Bobby Shew, John Patitucci and John Stowell.
Jeff studied at Berklee College of Music and California Institute of the Arts
where he earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Jazz Performance. After
graduating, he moved to Australia to join the Jazz Studies program as a full-
time faculty member of Adelaide University. Now back in the States, Jeff
teaches jazz courses at several colleges in California, repairs instruments and
performs his music. His two independent CDs Tak’in Notes and Another Day
are available on CDBaby.com.s

Discography

Some Byrds Like to Fly
Relaese date- Dec 2008

One Summer in Winters
Jeff Alkire: Release pending
(2007)

Another Day
Jeff Alkire and John Stowell:
Independent (2003)

City Block
Erika Schwartz: UCLA (2000). My
composition “Atenu Akpoe Gake
Mega de Asi Enu o” serves as
the score for this animated short
film shown at several festivals.

Edge of the Earth
Art Hirahara Group: Independent
(2000)

Tak'in Notes
Jeff Alkire: Independent (1998).
Consists primarily of my straight
ahead jazz originals performed
with Darek Oleskiewicz, Larry
Koonse, Lorca Hart and Benny
Lackner

Cal Arts Jazz 98
CalArts Jazz Program: Capitol
Records (1998). Includes my
originals “White and Green” and
“Little Sister”

Cal Arts Jazz 97
CalArts Jazz Program: Capitol
Records (1997). Includes my
originals “Some Birds Like to
Fly” and “Atenu Akpoe Gake
Mega de Asi Enu o”

Cal Arts Jazz 96
CalArts Jazz Program: Capitol
Records (1996). Includes my
original “Promise”

My Colors
Roger Smith Group: JVC (1996)

Panama
Unreleased cut (1985). My
original tune recorded with
Bobby Shew and John Patitucci


Set List

At This Moment – Jeff Alkire
Pancakes – Jeff Alkire
One Summer in Winters – Jeff Alkire
Why – Victor Lewis
Weaver of Dreams – Victor Young/Elliot
Panama – Jeff Alkire
All the Things You Are – Kern/Hammerstein
Barbara – Horace Silver
November – Darek Oleszkiewicz