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Jeff Lopez

Jazz with a New York flavor.
Craig Handy -Sax
Joel Frahm -Sax
Uri Caine- Piano
Tom Guarna- Guitar
Rodney Holmes- Drums
Jeff Lopez- Bass/ Composer
The artists on this disk have been featured with musicians such as: Herbie
Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Toots Thielemans, Dave Douglas,
Kenny Werner, Micheal and Randy Brecker , Lenny White, The Yellowjackets, Carlos Santana and many more

The Sun and the Rain is Jeff Lopez' first recording. The CD contains 8 original compositions. The songs have a distinct and unique quality to them. Jeff was born and raised in the Big Apple. Rebelling against his fathers interest in Classical music Jeff found delight in improvised music. Being denied a drum kit in his early teens he borrowed his brothers bass (when he wasn't looking!) and found himself a life long love and a channel with which to express himself freely. As a late starter (15yrs old), Jeff was determined to catch up to his peers and with his determination and drive soon managed to excel. Accepted at Berklee College of Music Jeff earned a Bachelors of Music and attend Manhattan School of Music for his graduate studies on The Eubie Blake Scholarship, receiving his Masters of Music in '93. Jeff is a 2005 recipient of the Maryland State Council for the Arts Grant (Composition/ Large Jazz Ensemble) and a2004 recipient of the Maryland State Council for the Arts Grant (Solo Bass)