Jeff Fennell holds bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Psychology from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. His focus on jazz and American roots music lead him to be a prominent voice in folk bands, big bands and traditional jazz groups. Two of these bands, The Abletones and the High Society Orchestra, have gained acclaim by the American Big Band Preservation Society. In 2013, he joined The Primate Fiasco, a Grammy nominated band touring nationally with some of the country’s greatest talents. While still actively performing in various side projects, Jeff has shifted his focus to teaching as a way of giving back to his community.