From his humble Midwestern beginnings as a punk rockin' kid, to his days as a bonfire underground guitar god, JEFF KOLLMAN has done it all. . You name it. From punk, to funk. From jazz to metal. His diverse guitar style, which fuses jazz harmony with Modern heavy music, is influencing a new generation of guitarists across the globe.
Kollman has been voted among the top 20 favorite guitarists in Young Guitar Magazines readers poll along side the likes of Santana, Jeff Beck, and Edward Van Halen.? Besides his worldwide guitar hero status, Jeff is an in demand session guitarist, co writer, and producer for rock legends.
Jeff has played and or recorded with a diverse many such as, Jill Scott, Ufo, Glenn Hughes, Lao Tizer, Michael Schenker, HTP, and with his groups Edwin Dare, Cosmosquad, JKB, Mogg/Way, Crumb Bros. and more. On his own label Marmaduke Records, Kollman has written and produced 14 solo and band recordings and a recent DVD release with his group Cosmosquad, which was recorded live in Hollywood and released in July 2008.
Jeff is also busy writing songs for film and Television. Credits include Sahara, Failure To Launch, Clerks 2, Fantastic 4, Eight Below, Rounders, Slither, Reaper, and Showtimes “Masters Of Horror” series to name a few. ?
An avid fan and collector of Fender guitars, Kollman signed on as an endorser of Fender and has spent a great deal of time educating and spreading the spirit of rock n roll through Fender.
In 2008 alone, Jeff has performed in countries such as Thailand, Taiwan, The Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Hawaii, five cities in China and three separate rock tours to Japan.
Jeff's latest venture is his 70’s influenced rock /funk group 'The Bombastic Meatbats' featuring the legendary rock drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers).
Coming in 2009. The new band called Pervadelic. Slated for an 09 release is the 11 song album entitled 'Songs For Perv's'. Check out a sample on www.myspace.com/jeffkollman click on 'Butterfly Tatoo'