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4001 N. Lamar
Fri, August 31, 2012
Jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton brings his jazz-funk, rock fusion group, to Central Market to celebrate Kenny Dorham's Birthday at 6:30pm.
"Austin-based trumpeter, composer and band leader Jeff Lofton is a veritable jazz virtuoso," writes NPR affiliate KUT 90.5 FM in Austin. "Comparisons are frequently made to Miles Davis - and rightfully so. Lofton's take on standards frequently astounds, and his originals are equally delicious."
The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang recorded and released "Chasing the Voodoo Down - Live at the Cactus Cafe" in 2011. The group also debuted a "Bitches Brew" Tribute, and performed at Antone's, Momo's, Lambert's and Speakeasy in Austin. The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang headlined the regional stage at San Antonio's JazzSAlive festival in 2011.
Since arriving in Austin from South Carolina in 2007 Lofton has been voted Best Jazz Band at the '10-'11 Austin Music Awards during SXSW; January 15, 2009 was named "Jeff Lofton Day" by the City of Austin; and he was inducted into the Texas Music Museum. The Austin American-Statesman's 2010 Out and About 500: Music list noted his "ubiquitous presence and articulate advocacy."
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