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Five albums can be found at Cd Baby:

http://www.cdbaby.com/artist/JeffreyBriggs

Jeffrey Briggs • Guitar
Guitar Music of Latin America and Europe
Music for Guitar and Cuatro
Christmas Guitar
Ethnology of the Heart • Live at Cornell University

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Jeffrey Briggs is a classical and flamenco guitarist, and also plays Latin America music on the guitar, the Venezuelan cuatro, and the Andean charango. He has studied with Spanish flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano, Nubian oud player Hamza el Din, and Argentinian charango virtuoso Jaime Torres.

Last March his guitar reached millions of people on the Latin show "Q'Viva: The Chosen" on Univision and Fox, with Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, with 11 of his pieces used in profiles of talent show contestants from different Latin American countries.

For three days in December 2010 his Christmas Guitar album was the #1 download to radio stations in the entire world from Airplay Direct, the leading global radio source of on-line music

His music has been aired on NBC, MTV, the Independent Film Channel, Oxygen, Bravo, VH-1, Logo, Mexico's Si channel, KPFK-FM Los Angeles, and Radio Belgrano and Radio Mendoza in Argentina, and is available for licensing from film music libraries in London, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles.

He played guitar in the critically acclaimed musical Twist of Fate at the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles, winner of 5 awards from the LA Drama Critics Circle and the LA Weekly, including Best Musical of 1995, and composed and performed music for The Bullfight, a play by Venezuelan writer Rodolfo Santana at the Stages Theatre Center in Hollywood in 2000.

He has recorded with the Twist of Fate band, Josh Cruze (Banditos de Amor), John Avila (Oingo Boingo), Iranian tar player Kamil Alipour, Persian pop singer Shayyad, and Israeli musician/composer Smadar Galor; and has played at the Hollywood and Highland Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Cinegrill, Viva Madrid, Holly Street Bar & Grill, Angelique Cafe, Pacific Asia Museum, John O’Groats, Twin Palms, and Luna Negra in the Los Angeles area, as well as Lahoz Restaurant in Huntington Beach and Café Sevilla in San Diego.He has performed at Cornell, Ohio State, Denison, and Capital universities, as well as UCLA, Cal State LA, Cal State Irvine, Western University, the Claremont Colleges, and Cypress College, the Mulholland and Beverly Hills Tennis Clubs, and the Miramonte and other wineries in Temecula.

Briggs is also an independent video producer, writer, photographer, and graphic artist. Born in Ithaca, N.Y., he has a BA in anthropology from Cornell University, an MA in anthropology from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in film from Ohio University; and has taught photography at Cornell University, film production at Denison University, and television production at Capital University.

He was photography critic for the Columbus Dispatch for 7 years.

El Charanguero, his video documentary about Argentinian charango player Jaime Torres, has aired on PBS stations throughout the United States, and is being distributed internationally. Before coming to Los Angeles in 1995 Briggs was leader of the Latin American band Sangría, which performed throughout the Midwest. He has also accompanied a number of flamenco dancers and dance classes.

Recent gigs include The London Hotel in West Hollywood (with guitarist Maximiliano Maltez as guitar duo JeffenMaxx), the Anabella Hotel in Anaheim, and the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dana Point, as well as weddings, parties, and other events.

Briggs has a BA in anthropology from Cornell University, an MA in anthropology from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in film from Ohio University.

Here are some reviews of my performances, which can be found at www.gigmasters.com/guitar/Jeffrey/Briggs:

Holiday Party in Pasadena, CA on 12/02/2012

Jeff was a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process. He showed up on time, dressed appropriately, and showcased his talents by playing beautifully during the cocktail hour. He is a professional artist and his price is very reasonable. I would recommend Jeff to anyone looking for live entertainment for their events.
- YT F.

Jeff was a true gentleman in everyway possible. After talking to a few other musicians, it was apparent that Jeff's work was part of his heart and that he took his job very seriously. Communication was great from day one and he made the proccess very easy. There should be ratings higher than 5 for him. thanks Jeff, it was a treat to listen to you and meet you. Y -- Yuri R, Montecito, CA, 10/10/2009

Thank you Jeff! This was a surprise for my wife and she loved it. Jeff's guitar skills are excellent. He was easy to talk to, friendly with my guests, and overall a great person to work with. His music created a great atmosphere. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for some Flamenco guitar. He was professional, timely, and very reasonably priced. All in all a great experience. -- Jason S, Long Beach, CA, 8/8/2009

Jeff was fantastic, talented, professional, and easy to work with. I contacted hime to perform at my Mom's 60th birthday party. He arrived early, set up quickly, and began to play. Everyone

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