Jeff Neves (Nev'-is) is well known by area musicians and guitar connoisseurs for his hot licks, whether he is swinging with jazz standards like SUMMERTIME or balancing composition and improvisation in his own unique style. Blending the melodic quality of folk, the underlying emotion of blues and the subtlety and spontaneity of jazz, with influences ranging from Bach to Hendrix, Benny Goodman to Joe Pass, Jeff creates an original, riveting sound all his own that is pure guitar: no vocals, no effects. He has built an enthusiastic following in the Upstate New York/ Northwestern Connecticut area, where he lives, playing in both folk and jazz venues. He has appeared at the Towne Crier, the Rhinecliff Hotel, Riga Mountain Roast, the Renova Art Gallery and Oblong Books and Music among others. WKZE and WQQQ radio have both featured him on their jazz programs. Jeff took up the guitar at the age of nine in his native Sacramento, California. Early study of piano, violin, voice, and music theory foreshadowed his lifelong interest in music. He performed folk music as a teenager and rocked out with a cover band in his early twenties before discovering new age and jazz. Now, at forty-six, Neves is concentrating on composing and recording.