Photo by Luca d'Agostino Photo Agency
Jeff Ballard grew up in Santa Cruz, California and by the time he was 25 was playing drums with Ray Charles.
After three years with Charles, Jeff moved to New York where he began to play music from a more personal angle and started drawing from Argentine or Middle-Eastern rhythms. Currently he is a member of the Brad Mehldau Trio and Joshua Redman's Elastic Band, he is also co-leader of Fly, a collective trio made up of Mark Turner and LArry Grenadier. For this performance he will be joined by Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón.