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. 

Since 2000, Jeff Cressman has toured internationally with the Carlos Santana Band, recording multiple CDs with the band, including the blockbuster “Supernatural” and the recent release “Corazón”.  In addition to his work with Santana, Jeff has recorded and toured with such diverse artists as Don Cherry, the Peter Apfelbaum Sextet, the Hieroglyphics Ensemble, Trey Anastasio Band, Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra, the Charlie Hunter Trio, Tito Puente, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, the Machete Ensemble, Ray Obiedo, and Jon Jang and the Pan Asian Arkestra.  Jeff's interests in the recording arts have led him to engineer and produce numerous Jazz and Latin CD projects. Jeff has recorded and produced 12 multi-CD sets for the San Francisco Jazz Collective, and has engineered CDs by John Santos and the Machete Ensemble, Eddie Marshall and Holy Mischief, Peck Allmond, Wayne Wallace, Hafez Modirzadeh, Rob Sudduth and many more.  Jeff also has engineered live recordings for NPR, the Monterey Jazz Festival and See's Candies' Sunday Night Suites syndicated radio show.  Jeff has mixed numerous live shows for such artists as Betty Carter, Toots Thielmanns, the Modern Jazz Quartet and Sheila E.

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
  • Trey Anastasio
  • Israel "Cachao" Lopez
  • Pete Escovedo
  • John Santos
  • Sheila E.
  • Don Cherry
  • Peter Apfelbaum and the Hieroglyphics Ensemble
  • Edgardo Cambon and Candela
  • 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, Guitar Heaven and Corazón 
  • 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, Queen of Hearts
  • Joshua Redman -- Trios Live (Nonesuch 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
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-- Yearly Live CD sets 2004-2016
  • Boz Scaggs -- But Beautiful (Grey Cat Records)
  • Machete Ensemble -- Machetazo (Bembe Records)
  • John Santos and the Machete Ensemble -- SFBay - Grammy - nominated (Machete Records)
  • Wayne Wallace -- Three in One(Spirit Nectar)
  • Mike Spiro-- Bata Ketú, Bata Mbira
  • Ben Goldberg -- Twelve Minor, Worry Later, Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues (Discunion/Japan)
  • Mark Levine -- One Notch Up
  • Natalie Cressman -- Unfolding, Turn the Sea (Cressman Music)
  • Omar Sosa -- Bembon
  • Sandy Cressman -- Homenagem Brasileira, Brasil-Sempre no Coração and Entre Amigos (Cressman Music)
  • Avance -- Adelante (Received a 1997 Bammie award)
  • ...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
  • Beth Custer
  • David James
Live Sound Engineering
Jeff is staff engineer for the San Francisco Jazz Festival/SFJAZZ Center 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.