Jeff just finished recording his 4th solo album at Greenleaf Studios in Malibu. It's called Sonic Shapes: Music for Film, TV, and Multimedia Production. Jeff Greenleaf, a Braille Specialist for blind children, released 2 albums in 2007: Chill Factory and Dragon Eyes.

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Jeff just released his 4th solo album at Greenleaf Studios in Malibu. It's called Sonic Shapes: Music for Film, TV, and Multimedia Production.

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NOVEMBER 2008 NEWS!!!

Jeff just released his 4th solo album at Greenleaf Studios in Malibu. It's called Sonic Shapes: Music for Film, TV, and Multimedia Production. The entire album is currently streaming at http://www.myspace.com/jeffgreenleaf

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Jeff Greenleaf, a Braille Specialist for blind children, released 2 albums in 2007: Chill Factory and Dragon Eyes. Chill Factory is a combination of New Age, Chill, Downtempo, World Music, and Soundtrack music. "I've been working as a massage therapist for several years and I realized that it was time to record an album dedicated to relaxation," explains Greenleaf. "It started out as a simple project focusing on droning hypnotic soundscapes but it quickly changed into something much more," Greenleaf remembers. While the album is very atmospheric, it also includes some beautiful world music inspired from Jeff's experience in the UCSB Middle Eastern Ensemble, Indian Ensemble, and Balinese Gamelan. "As an anthropology major, I focused my cultural interests strictly on the arts, specifically ethnomusicology," adds Greenleaf. Some of the songs, including "Sleepwalk to India" and "Bali Sunset" take you on a musical journey throughout the far east. Chill Factory is exactly what the title suggests: It's a downtempo, electronic chill album that truly ignites something magical in the listener.

Jeff also teaches blind children how to read and write Braille music notation. "To blind children, sounds are unconfirmed by visual impression," says Greenleaf. "I just give them the basic tools they need to create their own wildly original music."

Jeff Greenleaf has played guitar, harmonica, keyboards, and bass in various rock bands for the past 20 years.When he moved to Santa Barbara in his college years, Jeff started to write, record, and perform his original music as a solo act. Greenleaf also produced music festivals which featured Santa Barbara's best bands. He performed in a multitude of festivals, coffee houses, and parties. Greenleaf experimented with recording electronica music and gained a loyal following through his performances.

In his second album, Dragon Eyes, The Malibu based songwriter steps forward with a stirring and reflective collection of cool, propulsive melodies and warm, hopeful ballads. Textured with a deft blend of acoustic and electric guitars with old skool keyboards, Jeff Greenleaf archives his best musical ideas and stylings. Dragon Eyes is the result of Jeff's construction of a new, state of the art home studio in 2006. "In the 6 years since my last album, I have learned so much about running a recording studio, producing, and engineering" says Greenleaf. "I'm really excited about the release of Dragon Eyes for so many reasons, but mainly because it demonstrates my ability to skillfully produce and shape a musical moment."

Jeff has always had an appreciation for electronic music, but his time spent in Spain was a real turning point. "I spent a week in Ibiza Spain, which is this tiny island that revolves around electronic music (techno, house, chill, drums n' bass, etc). They literally have the biggest clubs in the world on this beautiful little island on the Mediterranean Sea. Every single billboard along the roads advertise for the clubs with these amazing colorful graphics. Young people from all over Europe come there just to listen to this music because all the famous DJs live there," explains Greenleaf. "The music was so fresh to me and I'll never forget being in the middle of the dance floor with hundreds of people at 7:30 in the morning getting covered with foam bubbles!" The electronica flavor on Dragon Eyes is a tribute to the foam parties in Ibiza.



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Patty Boss
over 30 days ago to Jeff Greenleaf

Lovin' the streaming of your album on your myspace - so excellent..

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Jeff Greenleaf
over 30 days ago

Thanks Patty!



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John Jay Pelsone
over 30 days ago to Jeff Greenleaf


[Primo MoB Member]
John J Pelsone posted 5 days ago


Hey Mr. Greenleaf...I'm back in the saddle again..Left the cab company and found this new home with the jam..I like it here.Hope your still knockin um out..Talk 2 u soon.
jAY:)

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Jeff Greenleaf
over 30 days ago

cool do it up!



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