Jeff Presslaff

Jeff Presslaff


The Jeff Presslaff Trio plays all original jazz/world influenced music, with engaging melodies and energetic free-wheeling improvisation.


JEFF PRESSLAFF made Winnipeg his home in 1997 and has since become well-known for inventive and accomplished playing and composing. In a nearly 40-year career that began in New York, he has performed and collaborated with many great artists, including Benny Carter, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Barron, Curtis Fuller, Roswell Rudd, Ed Blackwell, Sheila Jordan, Howard Levy, Bill Watrous, Edgar Meyer, Steve Nelson, Stanley Jordan, Frank Foster, Cornelius Bumpus, George Garzone, and T. Viswanathan. In Canada, he is best known for his work with the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra and Papa Mambo (for whom he has composed/arranged/produced four albums), his prolific freelance performances, and his many special productions for Jazz Winnipeg. In 2004, he was chosen Manitoba Jazz Musician of the Year.

JULIAN BRADFORD is soon to be one of Canada’s premier bassists. Still in his early twenties, he is already a first call player in Winnipeg and has toured widely. Equally at home on electric or upright, Julian can be heard on many new recordings by Winnipeg jazz and pop artists.

SCOTT SENIOR has recorded and toured worldwide as the percussionist for the well known roots group The Duhks, and is currently the conguero for Papa Mambo and percussionist for Marco Castillo. His work as a drum set player began with this trio and continues to flourish in other groups such as Daniel ROA. An avid student of indigenous percussion traditions, he has studied with masters in Cuba and Brazil.


Red Goddess, Uncontrollable Records. Charting as high as #11 on RMR Canada, #19 on RMR Jazz, #26 on CMJ, #3 CMJ adds, #4 on !Earshot Jazz, and is in rotation throughout N. America.

Set List

A selection from the 10 tracks on Red Goddess plus other original pieces.