Whether through his long career as a journalist or lifetime of music-making, Jeff is, at heart, a storyteller. While each medium is different, he has learned they share many commonalities: the goal to connect, enlighten and share experiences with audiences small and large. And both pursuits keep him engaged in a life of learning and sharing what he’s learned. When it comes to music, his audiences have been diverse: He has performed in homes, churches, libraries, theaters, community halls and watering holes. Wherever he goes, he aims to entertain with stories and songs that draw from his experiences growing up in Michigan and as a third-generation denizen of the Detroit area. He comes by it all honestly, descending from teachers, newspaper publishers and musicians, notably a father who played on-stage with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and in studios with Motown recording artists.