Reunion with Jeff and Rickie Lee Jones
After over 20 years of working together, Jeff was invited to join Rickie Lee Jones to perform a free concert on the Santa Monica Pier on August 5th at 7 pm. Rickie has decided to perform music mostly from her first 2 records and reached out to Jeff, as they toured together in the 80's after Rickie released her 2nd record, Pirates. This was Jeff's first major tour experience. Jeff toured with Rickie numerous times after that first tour in 1983, which was his first opportunity to travel to Europe, Scandinavia, Israel, playing jazz festivals and beautiful stages such as Red Rocks, and more. "The first tour I went on with Rickie changed my life. I went from traveling in a van, playing in clubs in New England, to traveling by plane playing at world re-known venues. I have to credit my dear friend Michael Ruff for getting me the gig. He was the bandleader at the time and he wanted me on the tour with them. I haven't been the same person since and I'm thrilled for this opportunity to reunite with one of my favorite singer songwriters in the world. We'll see if some more gigs come up later in the year." Also joining Rickie from that original line up is bassist, Reggie McBride, who has toured and recorded with some of the finest including Stevie Wonder, Keb Mo and many others.