Jeffhas a close relationship with The Grand Theatre. He was commissioned to compose and perform a jazz suite on the Saturday evening of The Grand Theatre’s reopening weekend. As a trumpeter, Jeff has toured the world with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Jon Faddis, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, and Jon Mellencamp. Jeffwas born and raised in Pleasanton. He, his wife Tarrina, and three children have called Tracy home for the past 13 years. In addition to Jeff’s career in music, he is a food marketing executive, working with artisan food producers throughout the world as well as chefs and restaurants on branding, marketing, ecommerce and sales. He also serves on the Tracy Arts Commission.