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Aural History
Jeff Lofton, son of an Army drill instructor, sure doesn’t play trumpet like one – or does he?
Music Story  February 12, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"..."When my father came up, it was very difficult to be an African-American in the U.S. Army," states Jeff Lofton with a hard smile..."

Aural History
Hannibal Lokumbe and Jeff Lofton's Jazz Traditionalism
Music Story  February 12, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez
"..."I don't know him," admitted Jeff Lofton of Hannibal Lokumbe a few weeks before this issue's cover shoot. "That's somebody I'd like to connect with and play with, because he's a great player and he's played with some great people." The photo op, by all accounts – Lofton and Lokumbe blowing their trumpets – was great as well..."

Kind of Blue
Jeff Lofton blows tribute to Miles Davis
DAILY Music  September 26, 2012, by Jim Caligiuri
"...It's hardly news that jazz remains the redheaded stepchild of Austin's music scene. Talking to local trumpeter Jeff Lofton, one harbors hope that might change...."

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
Music Story  March 16, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...15, 18th Floor at the Hilton Garden Inn, 12mid Formerly known as the Plantation Band, Lo Country dropped a promising debut LP with last year's Most Intellectual before dropping their name. Lo Country may fit the local quintet better for their mix of mellow, harmony-braced roots ballads, alt.country stompers, and guitar-ripped Southern rockers. – Doug Freeman Jeff Lofton..."

Jeff Lofton Quartet
Music Review  November 27, 2009, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...Jeff Lofton QuartetJazz to the People..."

Supper Club Love
Austin's supper clubs and Valentine's Day go together like chocolate and red wine
Food Story  February 8, 2013, by Jessi Cape and Gracie Salem
"...Our trailblazing city boasts inviting homegrown alternative choices, and there's no better time of year to venture on paths strategically designed to avoid the mayhem of modern love. – J.C. Food and Love and All That Jazz Jeff Lofton's Jazz Supper ClubShoal Crossing Event Center, 8611 N..."

The Jeff Lofton Electric Thang
Music Review  June 3, 2011, by Jay Trachtenberg
"...The Jeff Lofton Electric ThangChasing the Voodoo Down: Live at the Cactus Cafe..."

'Birth of the Cool'
Bargains, film, and live jazz jazz up the Blanton's toast to midcentury modernism
Arts Story  February 27, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...This weekend, for example, you can catch a night of jazz that pays tribute to the recording from which the exhibition takes its name: Miles Davis' landmark 1957 LP, Birth of the Cool. Trumpeter Jeff Lofton, who blows a pretty frosty horn himself, leads the show, which covers Miles' 1950s output in three sets..."

SXSW Music: Third Whopping List
Another 547 acts booked for the 2015 Music Conference
DAILY Music  January 13, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Other Austin artists included on the big list: The 69 Cats, Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Bee Caves, Beto y los Fairlanes, Birdlegg, Black Books, Black Pistol Fire, Cartright, Chris Catalena & the Native Americans, Country Cousins (formerly V.I.P.), Andrea Dawson, Dre Prince, Experimental Aircraft, Future Death, Gal Pals, Gold Beach, Grape St., Hikes, Hospital Ships, Hundred Visions, John Mills Times Ten, The Levites, Jeff Lofton, Mac MacIntosh, Mike G, Moonlight Towers, My Education, 
My Education/Theta Naught: Sound Mass, Quttinirpaaq, Ramesh, Graham Reynolds & Golden Arm Trio, Roxy Roca, Shivery Shakes, Silent Land Time Machine, A. Sinclair, Shane Smith & the Saints, Soul Man Sam, Starlings, TN, T Bird & the Breaks, Think No Think, Uncle Lucius, Victorious!, Eric White, Why Not Satellite, The Wind & the Wave...."

SXSW Music List No. 7
Pussy Riot Theatre, Kano, Bilal, and 137 more
DAILY Music  February 10, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...On the local front, SXSW adds Afrobeat aliens Golden Dawn Arkestra, man-eaters Sailor Poon (Austin’s answer to Pussy Riot?), jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton, and angular post-punk dynamos US Weekly. Other Austin hopefuls brought into the fray include Wendy Colonna, Continental Drift, Death of a Dream, Hayden Edward, Evil Triplet, Fragile Rock, Honey & Salt, Invoke, J-Nice the Kingdom Builder, Kay Odyssey, Shelley King, Lake of Fire, Master Blaster Sound System, Daisy O’Connor, Pleasers, Graham Reynolds, the Ripe, South Austin Moonlighters, Tetractys, Thousand Foot Whale Claw, and Trouble Boys...."

Austin Music Awards 2014
32nd Annual Austin Music Awards, March 12, Austin Convention Center
PHOTO GALLERY  March 13, 2014
"...Best Horn Player: Jeff Lofton..."

HBO presents 'Treme'
Music Story  March 18, 2011, by Thomas Fawcett
"...Patrick's Day got a shot of Fat Tuesday courtesy of a world-class New Orleans second line parading through Downtown Austin across the noon hour. Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which later played a set featuring Austin trumpeter Jeff Lofton, set out from HBO's Treme party at the Ghost Room led by the fancy heel-toe skipping of Darryl "Dancing Man 504" Young and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, resplendent in full green and gold traditional Mardi Gras Indian regalia..."

Off the Record
Handicapping the decade in Austin music and playing favorites for the Chronicle Music Poll
Music Column  January 1, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...6) JEFF LOFTON QUARTET Jazz to the People..."

Retirement and the City
Retirement is tough. Living Downtown makes it all better.
Food Story  March 27, 2009, by Linda Ball and Forrest Preece
"...We walked a few blocks to Antone's, where our friend Dean Lofton had put us on a guest list for the Austin Music Vol. 8 CD release party..."

Playback: Cherubs Flit Back
The unlikely return of Nineties noisemakers Cherubs.
Music Column  July 24, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...› Trumpeter Jeff Lofton leads his quartet through the tunes of Henry Mancini before a screening of The Pink Panther on Wednesday outside the Long Center. "Although Henry Mancini is most known as a film composer, his influence on jazz music is great," acknowledges Lofton..."

SXSW Lists
SXSW groupings: Metal, Austin jazz, Polish acts, plus everything else
Music Story  March 18, 2011
"...Jeff Lofton (Fri., 12mid, Elephant Room) ..."

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers
We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician
Music Column  September 1, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Jeff Lofton, Hannibal Lokumbe (2/12/10)..."

Vinyl Ashes
A gray vinyl 7-inch with your exit songs?
Music Story  December 31, 2010, by Raoul Hernandez, Austin Powell and Audra Schroeder
"...When I am old will I love everybody? When I am old will I see? Take me to the river, strip me of my skin. Take me to the water, wash me down in all my sins." Jeff Lofton..."

Listening Outside the Lines
Kevin Curtin spends four days on the fringes
Music Column  February 1, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...A mournful trumpet blew in the distance, so I followed the sound to find Austin jazzman Jeff Lofton emoting amongst art inspired by America's uncivil rights. Above him, a neon sign spelled "We belong here."..."

Music Covers
PHOTO GALLERY  March 1, 2017
"...Hannibal Lokumbe and Jeff Lofton photo by John Anderson Feb. 12, 2010..."

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