Meet Jeff McGill


With more than 30 years of experience in the music industry, Jeff McGill’s career has included work as a pianist, composer, arranger and music educator.  

Since 1985, the Jeff McGill Group has performed pieces that span a number of jazz styles, from swing and be-bop, to Latin, contemporary, fusion, and the blues.  The group has appeared in concerts and jazz clubs throughout the region, including Birdland in New York City, CitiCenter Festival of the Arts in Danbury, Hartford International Jazz Festival, Ives Concert Park in Danbury, New Haven Jazz Festival, Palace Theater in New Haven, and Rich Forum in Stamford.  Mr. McGill has also made festival appearances on programs that featured such well-known artists as Chick Corea, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Herbie Mann, and Pieces of a Dream.  

Originally from Stony Brook, New York, and now a resident of Newtown, CT, Jeff graduated from St. Lawrence University, studied jazz at the Crane School of Music, Berklee College of Music and with legendary jazz pianists and educators Charlie Banacas and Andy Laverne. He was a member of the faculty at the Gunnery in Washington, CT, where he became chairman of the Arts Department and developed the music curriculum.  In 1993 he co-founded the Music Learning Center where he serves as director while teaching jazz piano, ensembles, and working with students and instructors alike on the use of technology in music education.

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