Jeff Kaiser

San Diego, California, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Experimental / Jazz
pfMENTUM, NineWinds, Burned Tongue, Angry Vegan
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Kaiser is a trumpet player, composer,

and conductor living in La Jolla, California.

While maintaining an active

professional career, Jeff is also a music PhD student in Integrative

Studies at the University of California, San Diego. Focusing on improvisation

and emergent technology, Jeff has a primary specialty of critical studies

and secondary of ethnomusicology. Jeff also holds a Bachelor's Degree

in Music Composition from Westmont



a Master of Music in Choral and Orchestral Conducting from Azusa Pacific


Jeff has played professionally with many different

groups and individuals on television, film, radio, and in concert halls throughout


United States

and abroad. Artists he has played with include Eugene Chadbourne, Michael

Vlatkovich, Brad Dutz, Jim Connolly, The Motor Totemist Guild, Headless

Household, The Vinny Golia Large Ensemble, The Los Angeles Trumpet Quartet,

The Kreative

Orchestra of Los Angeles, as well as his own ensembles including his large

group The Jeff Kaiser Ockodektet, The Choir Boys (with Andrew Pask), The Desert Fathers (with Gregory Taylor) and

his duo with Tom McNalley (ZUGZWANG) which played at the Festival of New

Trumpet (FONT) in New York. Television trumpet performance credits include

the HBO series Deadwood. Recent film performances include The Cave.

He is also the founder and

owner of the pfMENTUM record label and Angry

Vegan Records, both currently

growing stronger and adding to their catalogs regularly.
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