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Great combination of strong vocal and great songs, check Jaffe out…

Born in the mid 70’s in Boston, MA to folk-hippy parents, Jaffe was captured by music and the arts at a very early age. Learning how to play guitar and piano from his mother at age 5, he gravitated towards the artists of his parents’ generation.

He says, “the stereo was always on and playing folk artist such as James Taylor, Joni Mitchel, Richie Havens, and Bob Dylan, as well as great classic rock like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, and The Rolling Stones, etc. My parents still have an amazing collection of thousands of records, that I’m going to have to raid someday”.

At 15, toting his acoustic guitar, notebook of songs, and cab fare, Jaffe started gaining notoriety around New England’s coffee houses, clubs, and college campuses. After high school in Cape Cod, he went south to study music at the esteemed University of Miami School of Music, majoring in classical voice and jazz composition. It was in these years that Jaffe started to combine his roots in folk and rock with his education of jazz and world music, which is evident today in the textures and rhythms that flow through his song’s arrangements. While still in school, Jaffe was performing constantly around South Florida both solo and with full bands. These performances garnered critical, national attention including write-ups in Billboard and Musician Magazine, and lead to endorsement contracts with Taylor Guitars and Elixir Strings, both relationships that continue today

Jaffe is currently living in Los Angeles, CA, and when not touring the US and Europe, he performs regularly around California’s premier venues, both with a band and solo. His brand of big, hook-heavy, soulful, funky, pop-rock continues to draw large crowds of fans wanting to hear his penetrating voice and captivating, timeless songs. In 2003, Jaffe sold over 7000 copies of his home-recorded, solo-acoustic CD entitled, “Bedroom Recordings”. With no distribution, and no attempt at radio play, these CD’s were sold entirely at shows and on the Jaffemusic website. Jaffe’s music has been featured on TV, film, and the internet, and his voice can be heard singing national commercial “jingles” for LA’s top music production companies.

In March ’04 Jaffe completed his first full-length CD, “Something To Fall Back On”, which he wrote, arranged, produced, recorded, and performed vocals, guitars, keyboards, harmonica, percussion, and did the string programming. In addition, the record features world-renowned musicians Vinnie Colaiuta on drums (Sting, Faith Hill, Frank Zappa), Jim McGorman on guitars and keyboards (Michelle Branch, New Radicals), Derek Frank on bass (Jonatha Brooke, Just Listen), along with other top L.A. session players. “Something to Fall Back On” was mixed by Marc DeSisto (U2, Stevie Nicks, Michelle Branch) and mastered by Bill Dooley (Madonna, Motley Crue, Deftones).

Recently Jaffe was featured on the hit FOX television show, “The OC”, playing keyboards in a scene with the show’s star, Peter Gallagher, and also on The WB’s hit show “Summerland” playing guitar in a wedding scene. Both will air in early 2005. MTV & VH1 have licensed the entire CD for use in 5 of their tv shows.

Discography

Something To Fall Back On

Jaffe Music 2004

Tracks: Strong Enough, Worlds Away, Feel, Sunrise, Angel, Hear Me, Easier, Change The Rules, In My Head & Moonlight.

Musicians on the Jaffe album: Jaffe, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Frank, Jim McGorman, Marcello Cosenza, David Metzner, Kattise Buckingham, Greg Kurstin, Marty Rifkin, Heidi Winsor & Maggie May Dog Jaffe.

Something To Fall Back On

Jaffe Music 2004

Tracks: Strong Enough, Worlds Away, Feel, Sunrise, Angel, Hear Me, Easier, Change The Rules, In My Head & Moonlight.

Musicians on the Jaffe album: Jaffe, Vinnie Colaiuta, Derek Frank, Jim McGorman, Marcello Cosenza, David Metzner, Kattise Buckingham, Greg Kurstin, Marty Rifkin, Heidi Winsor & Maggie May Dog Jaffe.

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