Thursday Local Live Music: Jeff Caldwell
South Carolina native Jeff Caldwell brings his world class songwriting, singing, and guitar playing to an apex during any performance.Jeff has regularly performed an average of five days a week since his early 20s-about half the time solo and half the time with different bands . Jeff has toured from time to time all over, from Hawaii to Japan.
Jeff’s large, diverse catalog of compositions and covers cover the realms of pop, R&B, singer/songwriter, rock, jazz, folk and country.
Jeff toured for two years and recorded an album with Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance and wrote and sang a little over half of the songs on the record. He has also shared the stage with the likes of George Clinton, Bernard Purdie, Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring & Dave Schools, Bill Kreutzman (Grateful Dead)Jimmy Gnecco, James Hall, Greg Barnhill (songwriter for Amy Grant, Vince Gill, etc.), Ric Holly (Sly Stone),etc.
Graduating with honors from the prestigious Musician’s Institute of Hollywood, CA at the age of 18, Jeff shared the top class with Red Hot Chili Pepper’s guitarist John Frusciante. One year later found Jeff teaching along side Jimmy Herring at the Atlanta Institute of Music before returning as an instructor to the Musician’s Institute of Hollywood.