Jeff Coffin


As a two-time Grammy Award winning member of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, saxophonist/composer Jeff Coffin has traveled the world leaving his mark as one of today’s most talented musicians. He has shared the stage with not only the Flecktones, but also with an amazingly diverse list of musicians, such as The Dave Matthews Band, Branford Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, Van Morrison, Lynyrd Skynard, The Wailers, Baaba Maal, J.D. Souther, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Indian guitarist Prasanna. Talk about diversity! On a personal level, Jeff is constantly reaching for the unique, both compositionally and also in playing technique. You see, Jeff is also well known for occasionally playing alto and tenor saxes simultaneously, creating double-impact performances that leave audiences breathless. His collaborations are just as interesting and unique. He’s a current member of the Mondo Trio with keyboardist Jeff Babko and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, and also plays in the Jeff Babko Trio. Both eclectic bands seem to reach new heights in musical composition and experimentation. In the midst of it all, Jeff even performs in his own band, the Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, which takes it’s name from the word “mutation”, a descriptor that Jeff often uses to describe the ever-changing nature of music. By the way, his much anticipated 2007 solo record is soon to be released. We’re glad to welcome Yamaha and Vandoren Performing Artist Jeff Coffin to Inside Musicast.