Jeff has toured the world performing as a saxophonist with the likes of Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Terry Gibbs, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, Art Lande, Chuck Isreals, Eddie Marshall, Bobby Shew, John Patitucci and John Stowell.

Jeff studied at Berklee College of Music and California Institute of the Arts where he earned B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Jazz Performance.

After graduating, he moved to Australia to join the Jazz Studies program as a full- time faculty member of Adelaide University.

Now back in the States, Jeff teaches jazz courses at several colleges in California, repairs instruments and performs his music. His CD's are available on media page.

Charlie Haden: "Yea, man"

Bobby Shew: "Plays some heavy ideas"

Johnny Lee Hooker:
"That boy can play"

Sacramento News and Review: "Jeff Alkire has a subtle understanding of silence that was simply remarkable"

Joe Farrell: "One of the most
Soulful alto players on the planet"
Bill Alkire (Jeff's Dad): "Pass the salt "

 

Hire Jeff for Special Engagements or Weddings

For booking please email jeffalkire@yahoo.com