Probably 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, exploring Americana with Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools, 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 writing, arranging & backing dozens of well known musical artists.
Jeff specializes in Music Directing, Arranging, Recording and Producing. His favorite instruments to play are the piano and the Hammond B3 organ.
He's a Contributing Writer for Keyboard Magazine & endorses Kurzweil keyboard products.
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".
Check out the ongoing Jeff Kazee Duo Series, held every few months at Rockwood Music Hall. Next show on June 25 with Billy Joel saxman and multi-instrumentalist to the stars, Mark Rivera.
Kazee performs extensively as a member of these fine bands:
GLAD: The Music of Traffic