Jeff Lofton Trio
Austin-based trumpeter, composer and band leader Jeff Lofton is a veritable jazz virtuoso,â writes NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM in Austin. âComparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis – and rightfully so. Lofton’s take on standards frequently astounds, and his originals are equally delicious.”
Lofton studied composition at the University of South Carolina and moved to Austin in 2007 at the age of 40. Since then heâs been voted Best Jazz Band at the â10-â11 Austin Music Awards during SXSW; January 15, 2009 was named “Jeff Lofton Day” by the City of Austin; and he was inducted into the Texas Music Museum.
The Austin American-Statesmanâs 2010 Out and About 500: Music list noted his “ubiquitous presence and articulate advocacy.” His album, “Jazz to the People,” made the 2009 top albums lists for the Austin Chronicle and KUT. In 2011 his side project, The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang, recorded a live album at the Cactus Cafe and performed at San Antonioâs JazzSAlive festival.
Make sure to come see Jeff on Wednesday, November 15th and visit our website www.juliet-austin.com to see our menus!