"..."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..."
"..."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..."
"...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...."
"...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 QuartetJazz to the People..."
"...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 ThangChasing the Voodoo Down: Live at the Cactus Cafe..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...Best Horn Player: Jeff Lofton..."
"...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..."
"...6) JEFF LOFTON QUARTET Jazz to the People..."
"...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..."
"...› 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..."
"...Jeff Lofton (Fri., 12mid, Elephant Room) ..."
"...Jeff Lofton, Hannibal Lokumbe (2/12/10)..."
"...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..."
"...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."..."
"...Hannibal Lokumbe and Jeff Lofton photo by John Anderson Feb. 12, 2010..."