Jeff Shephard Band is comprised of educated and experienced musicians and performers. With ten years of song-writing experience, Jeff Shephard has a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Rollins College. Todd Cavato has been a guitarist for over fifteen years. He graduated from Belmont University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business. At age seven, Ryan Nichols began ten years of classical training in piano, and has studied under several accomplished instructors, among them a Russian concert pianist in Europe. Overall, he has nearly twenty years of playing experience. The backbone of the band, drummer Steve Wolfe, studied music at Indiana University Bloomington and has over twenty years of playing experience, including countless studio sessions and live performances across the nation. Each member of the band brings a unique set of elements to the musical table – when blended together these sounds create the fresh and intriguing melodies known as jsb.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Janie Chu readily absorbed music at a young age. Beginning piano lessons at the age of 6, Janie was trained on diverse piano repertoire. Even though she had a voracious appetite for piano music, she knew early on that her penchant for commercial pop music always outweighed any desire to pursue playing classical piano seriously. She began singing, writing and playing small melodies as a child, going onto full songs and winning numerous music awards on into her teenage years. Her latest album, The Human Condition, infuses an indie rock sound with edgy guitars, progressive synth & piano production with the same lyrical substance that have become her trademark.
Starting at the age of two, Jennifer Zuiff started humming and dancing around the apartment to the tunes of classical music while her concert pianist mother would practice. Long story short, always being drawn to the sounds that made her lose herself in moment, this childhood love affair turned into a life long passion and study of the human voice through the classical ways which morphed into songwriting starting circa 2008 leading to today. The now singer / songwriter, new age pop star, and aspiring composer has enough to chew on and it's time for her to take on the world!