Don't Ever Forget was recorded Summer 2009 at George Daily Auditorium in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Opening with J.S. Bach's
Prelude in C from the Well-
Tempered Clavier and including an
arrangement of the traditional Irish
hymn Be Thou My Vision, the
rest of this release includes all solo
piano original compositions
recorded on a 9 foot grand piano on
the stage of a 700 seat auditorium.
Bending Chords was recorded throughout the Spring of 2002 at a Milkshed studio in Clifton, Colorado just outside of Grand Junction with John Malvey, who had come to hear Jeff play previously. This was the follow-up to Jeff's debut release, featuring cover versions of Jean Sibelius' Finlandia, Antonin Dvorak's Largo from New World Symphony and a send-up cover of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ode to Joy. This release features some solo piano and some ventures into orchestration. Storm King Sacrifice is a tribute composition to the 14 firefighters who perished in a firestorm Jeff witnessed in western Colorado
July 6, 1994.
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Evensong Meditation is our newest release, featuring piano meditations on a collection of traditional hymns and folk tunes.
Yuletide Reflections was
recorded throughout the Summer
and Autumn of 2017 in Berthoud,
Colorado with Brett Wilson at
Whistling Elk studio whom Jeff met
through an interview a few years
previous. This release features Jeff's
arrangements of some of his favorite
Christmas music, released under his
Ascend was the debut cd recorded
winter of early 1998 in a small southern
Minnesota studio. Featuring Van
Devender's very first composition
Awakenings, which was played at Jeff &
Amy's wedding, the album is rounded out
with eight other originals composed over a
18 year period. Jeff also created an
arrangement of the Shaker tune Simple
Gifts for this release, another song used in