A native of New York, saxophonist Jeff Humphrey currently resides in Hattiesburg, Mississippi where he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern Mississippi, studying with Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz.
Mr. Humphrey’s performances include guest artist recitals at various universities and summer saxophone workshops featuring the Mana Saxophone Quartet, Mr. Patrick Meighan, and Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz. Jeff has given masterclasses across Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, New York, and Ecuador. Jeff is currently the Professor of Saxophone at the Festival Internacional de Musica Guaranda, in Guaranda, Ecuador, where he works with saxophonists between ages 14 and 35 in masterclasses, daily seminars on practicing effectively and efficiently, and directs the festival saxophone orchestra. Jeff is also the Program Coordinator for the Southern Saxophone Workshop, which has featured artists such as Patrick Meighan, Lawrence Gwozdz, and the Rascher Saxophone Quartet.
Mr. Humphrey holds an M.M. in Saxophone Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Performer’s Certificate and B.M. in Saxophone Performance from the State University of New York at Fredonia. His primary teachers have been Dr. Wildy Zumwalt and Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz.
Mr. Humphrey is a lefreQue endorsing artist.