Jeff Coffey grew up in Eustis, Florida in the Orlando area, and attended University of Central Florida where he traveled with their Jazz Band to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, and the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague. Jeff spent a good portion of the 90's in the Gainesville, Florida-based band House of Dreams, which released a self-titled CD in 1994.
In 2001, Jeff was the touring bassist for Brian Howe, formerly of Bad Company. With producer Joe Smith, he co-produced and released his first CD, Jeff Coffey in 2003. His song "Write About Me" was used in Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's video game Sweet 16: Licensed to Drive. In 2007, Jeff released his second CD Long Way Home. From 2011 until late 2014, Coffey took a hiatus from music to focus on family and life. He returned to music on New Year's Eve 2014.
In Spring 2016, Coffey received a call from Chicago guitarist Keith Howland asking if he would be interested in auditioning to fill in for longtime bassist/vocalist Jason Scheff. Coffey auditioned and won the gig, making his debut on May 22, 2016, in Findlay, Ohio.
JEFF WILL JOIN JOHN & LESLYE IN THE MAGIC 1077 STUDIO THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) AND ON FB LIVE AT 9:45 AM