Jeffrey Vigness is an accomplished, freelance multi-instrumentalist and composer specializing in drums and percussion, bass, and guitar, as well as the owner of Vigness Music, LLC. 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. Jeff is also a staff composer for Floor Tracks and Teretone Music Libraries and most recently has a featured track on the album Halloween Haunted House Music - Terrifying Tunes for a Ghoulish Night (available on iTunes ).
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 recent project created to explore new music in percussion and strings focused on educating students on the compositional process, improvisational experience and performance practices within a small ensemble.
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 is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, was selected as the percussion instructor for the 2003 Minnesota All-State Band Camp, and is a percussion coach for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies.