Congratulations to the Jeff Pershing Band
Chico News and Review
CAMMIES Readers Choice Award
2 years in a row, 2010 and 2011
Best Band in the Funk/Jam Category
The Jeff Pershing Band radiates a playful and positive energy. The Jeff Pershing Band
combines uplifting lyrics with improvisations influenced by rock, funk, blues, Latin jazz,
Afro pop, and reggae. Even non-dancers feel free to shake themselves of inhibitions when
they hear the irresistible grooves of the Jeff Pershing Band. Currently Jeff Pershing is also
teaching guitar at Butte College, Chico CA.
Jeff Pershing, singer/songwriter/guitar player, started playing San Francisco clubs at the age
of 16. He has honed his skills as a working musician, playing diverse styles. Pershing studied
music at San Francisco State University, Berklee College of Music in Boston, and received
a Master's Degree in Music at California State University, Chico.
Jeff has toured the Northwestern U.S., and performed in Mexico, Central America,
Europe, Asia, and Australia. Pershing has opened for Albert King, Greg Allman, Chris
Issak, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Buffalo Springfield, The Ventures, Elvin Bishop,
and many others.
From 2006 - 2010 the Jeff Pershing Band has had consecutive nominations for a
CAMMIE (Chico Area Music) Award.