Jeff Rupert is a freelance tenor saxophonist, a Yamaha Artist and a record producer under the Flying Horse Records label.
His numerous recordings as a featured soloist include dates with Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Diane Schuur, Mel Torme, Benny Carter’s Grammy winning recording, Harlem Renaissance (Music Masters), and the New Jersey Blues band TheFins, to name just a few.
He has been featured on his own quartet recordings, Jeff Rupert, Jeff Rupert + Dirty Martini, Jeff Rupert & Kenny Drew Jr From Memphis to Mobile, in recordings with the Flying Horse Big Band, with blues group The Fins, and Jazz pianist, vocalist, and radio show host Judy Carmichael, among his many appearances.
His debut album,Do That Again, with The Jazz Professors, charted in the top ten of the JazzWeek charts in the Spring of 2013. He recorded Jazz Town with the Flying Horse Big Band in 2012, From Memphis to Mobile with Kenny Drew, Jr. in 2009, and Save Your Love for Me with Jeff Rupert + Dirty Martini in 2004. He's also been featured on recordings with Benny Carter, Diane Schuur, and Mel Tormé.
Jeff’s busy tour schedule includes performances in Europe, Scandinavia, Japan, the Middle East, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Jeff is a long time member of Sam Rivers’ band, with whom he performed at Lincoln Center for Ed Bradley’s Jazz from Lincoln Center broadcast on NPR.