Jeff Lewis is a San Francisco-based freelance trumpet player, clinician, and educator. He received his BA in Jazz Performance from San Jose State University in 1987 and has studied with Claude Gordon, Dave Burkhart, and Dave Bendigkeit. He is currently the Professor of Jazz Trumpet Studies at San Jose State University and has taught at SJW for the past two summers.
He is a two-time Grammy winner for recording with B.B. King on his Blues Summ album (Best Blues Recording 1994) and more recently with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra (Best Latin Tropical Album 2013). Jeff has performed with Ray Charles, Huey Lewis and the News, Boz Skaggs, Kenny Loggins, The Sons of Champlin, Robben Ford, Pete Escovedo, Maria Muldaur, Conjunto Cespedes, Ray De La Paz, Tito Nieves, Jon Faddis, Steve Turre, Cedar Walton, Tim Hagans, Kevin Mahogany, Heatwave, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Peaches and Herb, The O’ Jays, GQ, The Drifters, Joe Louis Walker, and Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers. He has also played in the orchestras for the Broadway musicals White Christmas, Spamalot, South Pacific, and The Drowsy Chaperone in San Francisco.