Jeffrey Vigness is an accomplished, freelance multi-instrumentalist and composer specializing in drums and percussion, bass, and guitar. He holds a Master of Music Degree in Percussion Performance, and regularly plays a very wide spectrum of musical styles, from classical and contemporary percussion to big-band swing, jazz and rock in both live and studio recording settings. He has performed across the United States, United Kingdom, Central Europe, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Jeff also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Theory and Composition, and has had his music performed here in the U.S. as well as the Czech Republic. Most recently, his compositions have been featured in Floor Tracks and Teretone Music Libraries. In addition to an active freelance schedule, Jeff performs regularly with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Wild Honey and The Locusts, and Jazz, etc. Jeff is also a founding member of The R.S.V.P., a project created for the organic exploration of the worlds of composition and performance.
As an educator, Jeff is an in-demand private instructor, with a studio of nearly 60 students studying drumset, percussion, electric/double bass, guitar and music theory. He was selected as the percussion instructor for the 2003 Minnesota All-State Band Camp, is a percussion coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies, and was recently added to the Vic Firth and Remo Percussion Education Teams.
Specialties: Training & Development
Writing & Editing