“I first heard Jeff play when he was about 12 years of age and was overwhelmed by his formidable gift. He soon became a great friend and played on many of our Couriers’ recording sessions. Jeff is a man with a heart for God and a passion for excellence in his innovative, imaginative, inspirational and artistic music. ” - Neil Enloe, Composer of the Dove Award winning song, The Statue of Liberty, and long time lead vocalist for the legendary Couriers.
Career Summary: -Forty Six year experienced keyboardist, arranger,
producer,with over 300 album credits
-Owner/operator for 30 years of SJD Sound Productions - a digital multi-track facility producing jingles/custom albums
-Berklee School of Music (Arranging/Orchestration)
-Ten year classical piano instruction
-Church music director - choirs, worship team and musicals
-member of “The Duffields”, Christian music artists
& Studio Credits: -Client list includes:
Ben “Cooter” Jones (Dukes of Hazzard), Boots Randolph, Gary S. Paxton, Dave Boyer, Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Doug Oldham, Anita Bryant, Evie Karlson, The Original Couriers, Sammy Hall, Jacobs Brothers, Sue Dodge, Glad, Jimmy Clanton, John Starnes, Mike Murdock, The Cathedrals, The Nelons, Mike Crotty, Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune
-also orchestra keyboardist for, “A Chorus Line”, Philadelphia, PA
“Beatlemania”, Wilmington, DE
Skills: -Hard disc recording and editing expert
-Extensive MIDI sequencing background
-Proficient on Mac platform.
-Brass, string, and vocal orchestration
-Jazz, R & B, Country, and Southern Gospel influences
-Strong creative session leader, producer, and engineer
-People person and relatable communicator
Custom Music Composition for Media, Film, TV
iMac 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5, Focusrite Interface, AKG Mics, Digital Performer vs 10, Cubase 10.5 DAW software.
Virtual Libraries: Chris Hein Horns, Hollywood Strings, Omnisphere, Trillian, Stylus, Sampletank 4, Kontakt 6, Ivory II, Musiclab Guitars, many more.
Neil Enloe, Duane Nicholson, John Starnes, Candy Christmas, Michael Sykes, Justin Ellis, Bill Traylor, Elliot McCoy, Janet Paschal, Jimmy Fortune, Sue Dodge, Dianne Mays, Kelly Clark Nelon, Evie Karlson, Dave Boyer, Joe Bonsall