Homegrown in America’s Heartland, Jeff brings humility and humanity to m-pact. After this Kansas native studied Music Therapy and Education at KU with an emphasis in voice and bassoon, he founded and directed the critically-acclaimed a cappella group, “measureXmeasure”. Boasting an arsenal of talent and never afraid to steal the show, Jeff is known as “The Human Drum Machine” by m-pact fans around the world. Jeff brings a friendly, father-figure role to both m-pact and to his 4-year-old son, Noah (from whom Jeff learns all his beatbox secrets). www.jeffsmithmusic.net


Birthday:  July 22

City of Birth:  Oklahoma City, OK

High School:  Lawrence High School, Lawrence, KS

College: University of Kansas

Favorite food(s):  Breakfast, Mexican, Thai

Favorite movie(s):  Best in Show (and any Christopher Guest movie), The Shawshank Redemption, The Usual Suspects, Saving Private Ryan, Napolean Dynamite

Favorite TV show(s):  Seinfeld, Arrested Development, Modern Family, History Channel

Favorite musician(s):
  Steely Dan, Take 6, Jamiroquai, Seal, Kurt Elling, Stevie Wonder, to name a few.

Favorite book(s):
The Bible, Purpose Driven Life, The Kite Runner

Favorite quote:  The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. - Larry Hardiman

5 things that make me happy:  God, Heather, Noah, Coffee, L.A.

5 things that make me angry:  Traffic, running late, canceled gigs, people that honk their car horn when they're picking someone up, L.A.

5 Guilty pleasures:  Cinnabon, Krispy Kreme, infomercials about cool kitchen gadgets, Spandau Ballet, Keeping Up With the Kardashians

Worst job I've ever had:  My first job - dishwasher at Sirloin Stockade

Coolest place I've ever been:
  Venice, Italy

Coolest place I've never been:  Hong Kong

Favorite m-pact song:  If We Try

Favorite m-pact gig:  Jakarta Jazz Festival

Fletcher        Jarrett        Marco        Jeff        Morten        Trist