Jeff Pifher is an award-winning instrumentalist, composer, and producer. Recently he has received wide recognition with the release of the short documentary In the Same Direction: Jeff Pifher & Socrates’ Trial (2020) which chronicles Jeff and his band’s latest projects. With his band, Socrates’ Trial, he has released three studio recordings and one live recording since 2018: Socrates’ Trial (2018), Alternate Futures/Past Realities (2019), Anthem (2019), and Live at Bluewhale (2020).

Jeff has received degrees from Eastman School of Music (B.M., ’07) and University of Miami (M.M., ’11) as well as a certificate in arts entrepreneurship from the University of Southern California. He is currently teaching through the Herbie Hancock Institute and UCLA program Jazz in the Classroom. Jeff is also available for lectures, masterclasses, and private instruction.