In 1992, after studying music at the prestigious North Texas State University, Jeff Driskill began his career as a freelance saxophonist, woodwind artist, writer, and arranger in his hometown of Los Angeles. Over the course of these 12 years he has been involved in a wide variety of musical situations with some of the best musicians in the world.
Jeff has played with nearly every big band in Los Angeles. A partial list includes the bands of Jack Sheldon, Louie Belson, Bill Holman, and Bill Watrous. He is currently a member of 2 Grammy nominated bands: Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band (2004) and the Chris Walden Big Band (2005). He is also a member of Bob Florence’s Limited Edition, with which he was a featured soloist on the Grammy winning recording, “Serendipity 18.”
Other live performance and recording credits include The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Dianne Reeves, Take 6, Natalie Cole, Keely Smith, Steve Tyrell, Kirk Franklin, Prince, Barry Manilow, Michael Bolton, Toby Keith, and Alan Jackson. Recently Jeff performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall under the baton of John Williams.
Jeff has been pursuing a successful arranging career as well. His original song and arrangement of “This Swinging Life” was featured in the HBO special “Jerry Seinfeld: I’m Telling You for the Last Time”. Artists and bands for which Jeff has written arrangements include Randi Crawford, The Long Beach Municipal band, the Don Miller Orchestra, and Jack Sheldon.