Jeffrey Hewer is a jazz guitarist and composer from Toronto, Canada who now lives in Leeds, UK. He received his Bachelor of Music from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, spent a number of years on the Toronto jazz scene and recently moved to England to study at Leeds College of Music for his Masters in Music Performance and Composition. As part of his Masters, he studied with Stuart McCallum, Mike Walker and Jamie Taylor. He has also studied with Howard Alden, Gilad Hekselman, Lorne Lofsky, John Abercrombie,Barry Harris and Ted Quinlan.
Jeffrey has been playing for 20 years in many different musical settings – with duos, trios, quartets, and big bands. He also performs solo guitar and accompanies singers.
In Toronto he performed with Ed Sweetman, David Rubel, Joel Sheridan, Carol Oya, Jordan Glick and his Jazz Collective,Marie Goudy, Alison Young and the fusion band ZimZum.
Since moving to Leeds, Jeffrey plays with members of the jazz scene at venues such as Seven Arts, LS6 Cafe and Cafe Lento and with the function bands Might As Well Be Swing, Kabuki Wedding Band, and Phil Lyons and his New Vintage Band. He has recently put together a trio and quartet of fantastic local musicians for performing original music.
Jeffrey is a board member of Seven Jazz Leeds, winners of the 2016 Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Jazz Venue.