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L.A. Spotlight: Jeff Pifher and Socrates’ Trial

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Socrates’  Trial  
After an  impromptu  session,  it was  apparent  there  was  a  musical  connection  between  the  players  who  would  become  Socrates’  Trial.    Band  members  acquired  their  individual  skills  and  techniques  from  early  experiences  across  the  country  before  their  paths  crossed  inLos  Angeles.  Members  ofSocrates’  Trial  have  performed  with:  Jacob  Collier,  Charlie  Puth,  Chris  Bullock  (Snarky  Puppy),  Bob  Mintzer,  and  played  on  NBC’s  “The  Voice”.    Pifher’s  original  compositions  were  inspired  by  the  sounds  of  both  classical  and  jazz  legends  as  well  as  his  desire  to  transform  rhythms  into  melodies  that  tell  a  story.    The  influence  of  rock,  pop,  and  even  classical  sounds  on  band  members,  combined  with  jazz  roots  as  reflected  in  extended  improvisations  result  in an expressive  yet  cohesive  playing  style  that  makes for  a  memorable  and  entertaining  audience  experience.  Jeff  Pifher  And Socrates’Trial is  set  to be released  summer  of2018.  More  information  can  be  found  at jeffpifher.com

About  Jeff  
Jeff  attended  the  Eastman  School  of  Music  (B.M.,’07)  where  he  studied  jazz  saxophone  with  Walt  Weiskopf  and  classical  saxophone  with  Chien-Kwan  Lin.After  completing  his  degree,  Jeff  became  a  full  time  production  assistant  and  stage  manager  at  the  Manhattan  School  of  Music  inNew  York  City.  Returning  toacademia,  he  received  his  masterof  music  degree  in  jazz  performance  (M.M.,  ‘11)from  the  elite  Frost  School  of  Music  at  the  University  of  Miami.  While  in  Miami  he  studied  jazz  saxophone  with  Gary  Keller  and  jazz  piano  with  Whit  Sidner.    Jeff  has  also  studied  with  Jason  Goldman  and  Russell  Ferrante  (Yellowjackets)  In2015  Jeff  received  a  certificate  in  arts  entrepreneurship  from  the  University  ofSouthern  California.

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