Meet Jeff Kressler
Jeff has been an active jazz pianist and arranger for many years. He received his B.M. and M.M. from Michigan State University, and has contributed dozens of arrangements to the libraries of both the Spartan Marching Band and the Jazz Ensemble. He has also written arrangements for both bands and orchestras at several other universities and high schools throughout the nation.
He has performed with many of the top jazz artists in Michigan, and has played with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, and Johnny Trudell. He has been a pianist for the Greater Lansing Symphony, the Battle Creek Symphony, and has backed such artists as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller, Nancy Wilson, The Four Freshman, and Bob Newhart. He is a retired band director of DeWitt Public Schools and has been a jazz keyboard instructor at Central Michigan University.