Joe Jeffries, an esteemed alumnus of the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood, California, graduated with honors and became a highly sought-after bassist at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. Additionally, he provided valuable assistance to the Recording Arts department at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. Joe holds a Master’s degree in Music Business from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he graduated with distinction as a star pupil. He continues to pursue his passion for music with unwavering dedication and drive, which propelled him toward tremendous success in his academic and professional endeavors.
Music has flowed through my veins since birth, as my father and grandfather were professional singer-songwriters. My parents would sing all the time, and through them, I first discovered my passion for music. Music has been an integral part of my life, and I have been fortunate enough to perform for a US president and an audience of approximately two million people.
My approach to creating music resembles how a painter approaches a blank canvas. I always strive to strike the perfect balance between a composition’s foreground, middle ground, and background elements. Achieving this balance is a delicate process using a varied palette of sounds derived from my psyche and a touch of fiction that goes slightly beyond reality. It is often a wild ride that requires a seatbelt and a helmet, but it is always enjoyable.
As a multi-instrumentalist, being a bassist fits my personality best. I am constantly evaluating the overall vibe of the music, ready to adapt to changes at a moment’s notice while keeping everything grounded and in sync. Although I enjoy playing bass as a supporting instrument, I also love the opportunity to showcase it as a lead instrument, where I can captivate the audience. My melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic content is developed from a deep understanding of everything surrounding me.
When it comes to music technology, I naturally tie music and technology together to push the boundaries of composition, production, and distribution.