Best known for his high-profile role as bandleader/keyboardist/producer for Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and pianist/vocalist with the powerful piano-driven Early Elton Trio—Jeff's skills have led him through an eclectic career: touring and recording with Rock icons Bon Jovi, Folk/Pop singer-songwriter Dar Williams, cross-country tripping with SNL/Dylan bandleader G.E. Smith, performing and recording with Roger Waters, Americana with Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools, exploring the jam-band based frontiers with The Steve Kimock Band, greasing grooves with Stax legends Steve Cropper & The Blues Brothers and vibing with the inimitable Downtown soul of Chocolate Genius.
Kazee's many television appearances and presence on the NYC music scene have made him a fixture in house bands for many of the largest & most successful galas/corporate/charitable events—finding him music directing, writing, arranging & backing dozens of well known musical artists.
Born into a musical family, Jeff was raised in Lima Ohio and is a longtime resident of Astoria, Queens in New York City with his wife, Constance—and has two daughters; Vassileia & Sophia.
Kazee has produced and written original songs for The Asbury Jukes' "Soultime!", "Pills & Ammo", "Men Without Women: Live From The Stone Pony" & The Poor Fools' "Songs From The Barn".
His recent album Thanks for Checking In is available via this website, Apple Music and is streaming everywhere.