Jeff Seitz had sold his soul to rock and roll long before completing his classical training at the Juilliard School of Music. One of the top students of famed New York Philharmonic tympanist Saul Goodman, Jeff was playing with the Greenwich Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony when the lure of rock star fame drew the north Jersey native into a variety of successful bands, performing with musicians such as legendary bluesman Long John Baldry, and Pete Townsend’s arranger Raphael Rudd.

In 1980 a two-week U.S. tour as drum tech for The Police turned into three world tours and more than three decades of collaboration with Police drummer Stewart Copeland, with Jeff producing and recording Stewart’s film and television scores. Jeff filled in as the Police’s drummer when Stewart was ill on tour, adapting his own technique to replicate Stewart’s distinctive style.

Most recently Jeff has devoted his time to live performing, playing with a variety of Nashville-based acts including Michael Cribb’s Law of Cycles and Soulshine jams with Kenny Olsen. With his brother Gary Seitz, Jeff has revived a version of his 70’s-era New Jersey band Godspeed. Jeff’s Hungarian-gypsy heritage fuels a fondness for the road as he continues to tour in a variety of capacities with acts as diverse as Devo and “Off The Score.”


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