Jeff Marrs

Jeff Marrs

Jeff Marrs grew up in Concord, California, where he began performing in local clubs at the age of 10. Jeff received his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts. While at NEC, he studied and performed with Danilo Perez, Bob Brookmeyer, Gary Chaffee, George Russell, Cecil McBee, John McNeil, Arturo OʼFarrill and Benny Golson. Since moving back in 2001, Jeff has become one of the most in-demand jazz and rock drummers in the Bay Area. He regularly performs with Wil Blades, Marcus Shelby and Mel Martin and Mustache Harbor. He has also performed with Joshua Redman, Taylor Eigsti, Dayna Stephens, Josh Nelson, and Mark Inouye. Jeff has done studio work for TV (Ring Central), Video Games (Sims Go to College) and Film (PBS Documentary for Ralph Ellison). He has performed on multiple occasions at Davies Symphony Hall with the San Francisco Symphony.

Not only is Jeff passionate about performing, he has a love for teaching as well. Jeff has been providing private instruction to musicians of all ages for the past thirteen years, and takes pride in seeing students make great progress under his tutelage. Several of Jeff’s private students have gone on to become professional musicians, both performing in the bay area and touring nationally.

My Soultone Set: 

19" Vintage Old School Patina Ride
21" Custom Ride
14" Natural White Hi Hat Pair
19" Vintage Heavy Hammered Crash
18" Heavy Hammered Crash
22" Natural White Crash/Ride
14" Custom Hi Hat Pair
19" Custom Crash
8" Gospel Splash
15" FXO 12 Effect Crash
17" Custom Crash

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