Jeff Alkire

Jeff Alkire


Jeff has toured the World as a saxophonist and flutist with the likes of Ray Charles and John Lee Hooker. His ability to work in many stylistic idioms has created a musical palette ranging from his straight ahead compositions to soulful balladeering, the blues and world music. .


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.


One Summer in Winters
Jeff Alkire: Release pending

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

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

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)

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