Refusing to be classified, Jeffry writes in the genre that works best to communicate the message of his songs. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Jeffry uses a variety of sounds and phrases to paint pictures that evoke emotions. Musical influences? He's got tons, but he's more inspired by the kid in the wheelchair that wants to be included in the pickup game at the basketball court. Jeffry's real and so is his music.

Jeffry wrote and produced The Rochester Project's "Yours" CD, released in 2000. The CD compilation of original music exceeded sales goals with all proceeds were donated to Rochester area Habitat for Humanity®. Jeffry's music can also be found on "The Sounds of Rochester" CD, as well as a theme song for Autocar Truck Corporation®.

Jeffry is a well-seasoned songwriter who pens positive music for listeners wanting more than predictable story lines and three chords. Jeffry will grab your attention and won't let go.

Latest News

Just posted the second song I wrote along with my good friend Mike Tucker. This one taps into our various rock influences. We had a blast writing it and hope you enjoy it. Have a listen and let us know what you think.

Jeffry's Bio

Born in 1962, Jeffry grew up listening to his older brother's music and was influenced by Eric Clapton's smooth style as well as the aggressive tones of Jimi Hendrix. He began playing his brother's nylon guitar at age 9 and never looked back. Soon, jazz and folk influences began to take hold, providing Jeffry with an ever expanding palet of musical references from which to draw from. Jeffry began writing music at age 12 and has been writing ever since. He became proficient on the guitar, bass, mandolin, dobro, and harmonica, as well as keys along the way. He lives in Rochester, MN along with his wife, three kids and two dogs - all of whom are dear to him. He's also an enormous Minnesota Twins fan and loves all things about the coldest state in the Union.

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merrymadeleine
over 30 days ago to Jeffry Swertfeger

Shove It Off On the Angels is amazingly beautiful! I could listen to it again and again. What is the next step? You and Mike have created such a wonderful piece of music. The rest of the world will love it!!!



Jeffry,
My name is Brent Hoffmann and I am the Executive Director of the 2010 Industry Meltdown Midwest Music Summit.
I would like to personally invite you to attend this year's IMMMS.
Have you ever asked yourself:
(1) How can I get more paying gigs?
(2) How can I get my songs on the radio?
(3) How can I meet industry pros so they can listen to my music?
(4) Where can I go to learn more/new techniques to market my music?
etc....
All of those questions and more will be addressed at this year's event. You don't want to miss this opportunity.
You can find out more information at - www.industrymeltdown.com
This weekend only - we are offering discounted ticket prices for the Holiday's
Videos at - http://www.youtube.com/user/IMMMSTV
Or you can check out our Broadjam page for more information.

I look forward to seeing you there.
Sincerely,
Brent Hoffmann
Executive Director
608-347-4554



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str.productions
over 30 days ago to Jeffry Swertfeger

Hey Jeffry, nice to hear from you, ok all i need from you is 2 mixes without any compression or stereo effects on your master or bounce channel. the mixes can in wav format 44.1 khz 16 or 24 bit. all you need to do is send them to me at str.productions@virginmedia.com and i will do the rest. i will send you back two fully remastered songs in wav and mp3 format.



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