JEFF formed KEEP THE CHANGE in 2011, when he placed a call to his longtime friend MIGUEL MARTINEZ (formerly of Crazy Daze). Jeff’s career on the acoustic scene started at the urging of a group of friends who needed a replacement act for their annual 4th of July party at the Jersey Shore. The collaboration was successful and it wasn’t too long afterwards he began showcasing his talents in music venues all over the area.
He prides himself on fan interaction and knowing what the crowd wants to hear at what moment. Jeff’s vocal style is often compared to Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20 and Ed Kowalczyk of the band LIVE.
He has a wide array of musical influences. While mostly growing up at the height of the 80’s hair band era, his musical influences come more from the 70’s bands like Queen, Aerosmith and Bad Company. Those bands were very influential in wanting to become a lead singer.
Jeff is an avid sports fan and Jersey Shore summer resident. He also has become very active in the fight against Pancreatic Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis among other charitable causes.