Jeff Crompton was born in Atlantain 1958. For 30 years, beginning in1982, he taught public school bandin the Atlanta area. During thatperiod, he played with a variety ofbands and musicians, includingpianist/composer Michael J. Smith, Darryl Rhoades, and The BazookaAnts, a free jazz/funk trio. Sinceretiring from teaching, Jeff has focused on composition andperforming his off-center, jazz-based music around the Southeast.More recent musical associatesinclude guitarists Davey Williamsand Eugene Chadbourne, Roger Ruzow, and The 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra, In 2019 Jeffwas featured as guest soloist withGodspeed You! Black Emperor attheir Atlanta show. He currently leads a trio with Bob Stagner and Evan Lipson, and is a founding member of the Edgewood Saxophone Trio; their Snake Nation album made several “best of the year” lists in Atlanta. In addition to the JC Trio and the EdgewoodSaxophone Trio, Jeff leads ThreeWay Mirror, with an unusualintstrumentation of saxophone,tuba, and congas.
Besides those albums listed under “Recordings,” Jeff has played on:4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - East Atlanta Passover Stomp4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - Abdul the RabbiRev. Fred Lane - Icepick to the MoonDuet for Theremin and Lap Steel - 10Scott Hooker & Janna Nelson - Standard DeviationDarryl Rhoades - Better Dead Than Mellow(aka Darryl Rhoades and the Mighty Mighty Men from Glad)Darryl Rhoades - No Glove No LoveDarryl Rhoades - RaparationsDarryl Rhoades - Weapons of Mass DeceptionDarryl Rhoades - Teenagers in HeatDarryl Rhoades - The Last GoodbyeDavid Greenberger and Prime Lens - Good PerspectiveNoot d’ Noot - Goofer DustDiamond Lil - Verve, Vigor and VimTen Fat Years - Live at Fat Matt’s (with the Chilly Willy Blues Band)