Musician, Composer, Educator
The public is invited to a concert featuring the Rogers High School Jazz Band, the Pacific Lutheran University Jazz Ensemble and Jeff Coffin on Wednesday, April 19 at 8 p.m. in the Karen Hille Phillips Center for Performing Arts on the PLU campus.
Saxophonist Jeff Coffin is a globally recognized musician, composer, educator and author. He is a member of the Dave Matthews Band, a 3X Grammy winner, and was a 14-year member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He also fronts his own band, Jeff Coffin and the Mu’tet. In addition to a long list of other accomplishments, Jeff finds time to teach saxophone and improvisation at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
Thanks to a generous endowment established by PLU alumnus, Dr. Richard Weathermon ’50, Jeff Coffin will visit the PLU campus April 18-19 as part of the Richard and Helen Weathermon Joyful Noise Endowment for Jazz Studies at PLU. Mr. Coffin he will spend an evening working with the Rogers High School Jazz Band (Puyallup) and a day with PLU students in Jazz Theory Labs, a masterclass setting, and rehearsals with the University Jazz Ensemble.
Jeff Coffin’s appearance is possible thanks to the generosity of Dr. Richard Weathermon ’50. His visit to PLU is part of the Richard and Helen Weathermon Joyful Noise Endowment for Jazz Studies at PLU.