Jeff Shirley

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Born: July 9, 1979    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Jeff Shirley

Jeff Shirley was born outside Liberty, Missouri. Found and fell in love with guitar at age 13. Fell in love with jazz shortly thereafter, after being exposed to a Keith Jarrett Trio concert on PBS, thinking, “How is all of this music coming from JUST 3 people?!” Was in Kansas City All-District Jazz Band in high school. Attended Central Missouri State University under the instruction of David Aaberg. Went to University of North Texas under the instruction of Fred Hamilton as well as Dan Haerle, Lynn Seaton, Mike Steinel, John Murphy and more. Was in various lab bands and guitar ensembles, including the 4:00 Lab Band. Graduated with a degree in Jazz Studies. Since graduation, he has been focusing on jazz guitar as well as electronic music production. He is heavily influenced by synth-bass and dance music of the 80s, as well as great bands like Weather Report, Pat Metheny Group, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and George Duke. When he's not writing music like this, he's either teaching, performing with his band (Air Crew), or performing at clubs in Kansas City like The Majestic, The Blue Room, and the Mutual Musician's Foundation....
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Louis Armstrong award
3 Degrees Above Absolute Zero - 2012 Airside - 2010

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Kansas City, MO

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

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1968 Gibson 335, Rat, Line 6 delay, D'Addario, Fender Amps, Roland Amps, Ernie Ball Volume pedal, Alesis reverb

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