Jeff Cressman's Bio
Jeff Cressman is a unique talent who is equally in demand as a trombonist and as a sound engineer. Jeff is a native of San Francisco who began playing trombone in the same Berkeley Public School Jazz Project that encouraged such comtemporaries as Peter Apfelbaum, Benny Green and Joshua Redman.

In 2000, Jeff began working with Carlos Santana, playing on the sold-out "Supernatural" tour with him in the U.S. and Europe, and continues to tour the world as part of the Santana band.

Jeff is a King/Selmer endorsee.  
During his professional career, Jeff has performed a wide variety of musical styles, with such artists as:
  • Tito Puente
  • Poncho Sanchez
  • Carlos Santana
  • Israel "Cachao" Lopez
  • Pete Escovedo
  • Sheila E.
  • Don Cherry
  • Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble
  • Edgardo Cambon and Candela
  • The New York Composer's Orchestra West
  • Jon Jang and the  Pan-Asian Arkestra
  • Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra.
Jeff's numerous recording credits include:
  • Santana  — Supernatural, Shaman, and All That I Am (Arista Records)
  • Peter Apfelbaum and the NY Hieroglyphics--It Is Written(ACT Records)
  • Don Cherry — Multikulti (A&M Records)
  • Tito Puente —Un Poco Loco and Master Timbalero (Concord Picante    Records)
  • Sheila E. — Sex Cymbal (Warner Brothers)
  • Ray Obiedo —Sweet Summer Days and Sticks and Stones (Wndham Hill Records)
  • Pete Escovedo — Mister E, Flying South and E Street (Concord Records)
  • Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra — Beggars and Saints, Shiva Station, Live:Kirtan and Pagan Remixes, and Mondo Rama(Narada Records)
  • Will Bernard 4-tet — Medicine Hat (Antilles Records)
  • Charlie Hunter Trio — Bing, Bing, Bing (Blue Note Records)
  • Rebeca Mauleon — Round Trip (Rumbeca Music Productions)
  • Peter Apfelbaum and athe Hieroglyphics Ensemble — Signs of Life and Jodoji Brightness
  • Peter Apfelbaum Sextet — Luminous Charms (Gramavision)
  • Candela - Madre Rumba, Padre Son(PanCaliente Records), Ilusiones (Orfeo Records)
Jeff Cressman Sound
Besides recording and mixing the Homenagem Brasileira CD, Jeff has engineered and mixed a number of important projects in the jazz and world music fields, including:
  • Peter Apfelbaum and the NY Hieroglyphics--It Is Written(ACT Records)
  • San Francisco Jazz Collective featuring Josh Redman -- Live 3 CD set 2005 and 2 CD set 2006
  • Boz Scaggs -- But Beautiful (Grey Cat Records)
  • Machete Ensemble -- Machetazo (Bembe Records)
  • Wayne Wallace -- Three in One(Spirit Nectar)
  • Mike Spiro-- Bata Mbira
  • Ben Goldberg -- Twelve Minor (Discunion/Japan)
  • Mark Levine -- One Notch Up
  • Avance -- Adelante (Received a 1997 Bammie award)
  • Omar Sosa -- Bembon
  • ...and many, many more.
For a complete discography, go to and input Jeff Cressman.

Jeff is much in demand as a freelance recording engineer, and he has recorded several live location broadcasts for Public Radio International in the series Jim Cullum Jazz Band, "Live at the Riverwalk".
Independent Releases
Jeff has provided a unique recording service resulting in the production of numerous independent releases of unique music for the following Bay Area musicians:
  • The San Francisco Jazz Collective
  • Graham Connaugh 
  • Mark Levine
  • Kenny Walleson 
  • Wayne Wallace
  • Ray Obiedo  
  • John Calloway
  • Scott Amendola 
  • John Santos and Machete
  • Sheldon Brown 
  • Trio Alta Mira
  • Eddie Marshall 
  • Maria Marquez
  • Dan Seamans 
  • Hafez Modirzadeh
  • Adam Levy
  • Dave McNab
  • Dred Scott
Live Sound Engineering
Jeff is staff engineer for the San Francisco Jazz Festival where he has mixed such notables as:
  • Betty Carter
  • Sonny Rollins
  • Joe Williams
  • Abbey Lincoln
  • Modern Jazz Quartet
  • Don Byron's Bug Music
  • Wayne Shorter
  • ... and many more.
He has also travelled Europe and Japan as the front of house engineer for Sheila E. and E Train.
Contact Jeff regarding booking or sound engineering.