© 2016 - 2020
Jeff Crompton
Saxophonist / Clarinetist / Composer
Jeff Crompton was born in Atlanta in 1958. For 30 years, beginning in 1982, he taught public school band in the Atlanta area. During that period, he played with a variety of bands and musicians, including pianist/composer Michael J. Smith, Darryl Rhoades, and The Bazooka Ants, a free jazz/funk trio. Since retiring from teaching, Jeff has focused on composition and performing his off-center, jazz- based music around the Southeast. More recent musical associates include guitarists Davey Williams and Eugene Chadbourne, Roger Ruzow, and The 4th Ward Afro- Klezmer Orchestra, In 2019 Jeff was featured as guest soloist with Godspeed You! Black Emperor at their 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 Edgewood Saxophone Trio, Jeff leads Three Way Mirror, with an unusual intstrumentation of saxophone, tuba, and congas.
Besides those albums listed under “Recordings,” Jeff has played on: 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - East Atlanta Passover Stomp 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra - Abdul the Rabbi Rev. Fred Lane - Icepick to the Moon Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel - 10 Scott Hooker & Janna Nelson - Standard Deviation Darryl Rhoades - Better Dead Than Mellow (aka Darryl Rhoades and the Mighty Mighty Men from Glad) Darryl Rhoades - No Glove No Love Darryl Rhoades - Raparations Darryl Rhoades - Weapons of Mass Deception Darryl Rhoades - Teenagers in Heat Darryl Rhoades - The Last Goodbye David Greenberger and Prime Lens - Good Perspective Noot d’ Noot - Goofer Dust Diamond Lil - Verve, Vigor and Vim Ten Fat Years - Live at Fat Matt’s (with the Chilly Willy Blues Band)