Jeff Cressman

Jeff Cressman

Jeff is a native of San Francisco who began playing trombone in the same Berkeley Public School Jazz Project that encouraged such comtemporaries as Peter Apfelbaum, Benny Green and Joshua Redman.

Jeff first recorded with Santana on the "Supernatural" album and then appeared on the Supernatural 2000 world tour including performing in the 2000 Grammy awards telecast and "Supernatural Live - An Evening with Carlos Santana and Friends" television special and DVD.

During his career, Jeff has performed and recorded with such artists as: Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Francisco Aguabella, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E., Steve Winwood, Don Cherry, Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble and John Santos and the Machete Ensemble. Jeff has had the honor of playing "Oye Como Va" with composer Tito Puente as well as with Carlos Santana.

Jeff's recent musical projects include a new CD release "Mondo Rama" with Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra for Narada Records, the Playboy Latin Jazz Christmas CD with Sheila E. and Pete Escovedo, "Madre Rumba, Padre Son" with Edgardo Cambon's Candela and "Round Trip" with Rebeca Mauleon.

Jeff's interest in the recording arts have led him to engineer numerous Jazz and Latin CD projects including John Santos and the Machete Ensemble, Mark Levine and the Latin Tinge, Eddie Marshall's Holy Mischief and Sandy Cressman's Homenagem Brasileira.