, United States
- Session Musician.
Jeff Donaldson has been playing drums and percussion since 1995. He holds a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Morehead State, where he studied under Frank Oddis and Brian Mason. During his time at Morehead, Jeff performed in a variety of ensembles. Jeff performed in the percussion ensemble, symphonic band, and jazz band.
In 2007 and 2008, Jeff performed in the pit orchestra at Jenny Wiley Theatre. There he played drums and percussion for such shows as A Chorus Line, Westside Story, High School Musical, and The Wizard of Oz.
After coming to Cincinnati, Jeff has performed with a variety of groups including percussion ensembles, rock bands, and church worship groups. Jeff has been performing with the Jay Jesse Johnson Band since 2014, under the stage name “Smokey”. The band has appeared at many festivals and venues around the Midwest. Jeff’s work is on display on the band’s albums Set the Blues on Fire (2015) and Down the Hard Road (2017).
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