Saxophonist, author and educator, Jeff Harrington, is a Professor at Berklee College of Music (teaching saxophone, improvisation and jazz history), a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Affiliated Artist, a Harvard University MLSP Instructor, and a Rico-D’Addario Performing Artist.
He has played and given workshops in Europe, St. Thomas, China, Martinique, the Philippines, Barbados, Los Angeles, Taiwan, the southwest US and throughout New England. Through his Online Jazz Lessons™, he teaches improvisation and saxophone world-wide as well as locally in the Boston area.
He is the author of Blues Improvisation Complete (Berklee Press / Hal Leonard), available in Bb, Eb, C and C Bass versions, Famous Saxophone Solos from R&B, Pop and Smooth Jazz (Berklee Press / Hal Leonard), Essential Solos - 28 Solos on Popular Jazz Standards for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, guitar and flute (Advance Music - fall 2017), Great Tenor Saxophone Solos, Vol. 1, Great Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Pop Tenor Saxophone Solos, Written Solos on Standard Tunes, Vol. 1 and Great Tenor Saxophone Solos, Vol. 2.
Performing credits include touring as a featured soloist with the Gene Krupa Orchestra and performances with Milt Hinton, Ricky Ford, George Schuller, Rachael Z, Joe Hunt, Kenwood Dennard, Baron Brown, Svatobor Macak, Vinny Golia, Teddy Kotick, Jon Damian, Billy Kilson, Jan Smigmator, John Lockwood, Gabrielle Goodman, Bob Gullotti, Makoto Ozone, Jon Finn and others.
Studies in saxophone, improvisation, composition, clarinet, flute, piano and drums with Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Viola, George Garzone, Rick Margitza, Charlie Banocas, Andy Snitzer, John Mehegan, Jack Berky, George Russell, John La Porta, Arnie Lawrence, Asher Zlotnik, Jimmy Guiffre, Ra-Kalam Bob Moses, Bill Dixon, Barry Harris, Leon Russianoff, Ignatius Gennusa, Roger Young, Henry Brant, Matt Marvuglio and Milford Graves.
His has a M.M. from New England Conservatory of Music and a B.M. from Berklee College of Music, and is an alumnus of The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Manhattan School of Music and Bennington College.