Jeffrey Kaufman attended The Julliard School of Music and received degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. He has received awards and grants from: The New York State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation,The Martha Baird Rockefeller Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music,The Alice Ditson Foundation, Meet the Composer,The Gold Award International Film and TV Festival of New York, and is a three time Grammy Award nominee. He is Founder/Director of Phoenix USA recordings
He has composed works for chamber ensemble, chorus, orchestra and concert band which have been performed through out the United States and Europe. He is a 50 year veteran of the recording industry serving as composer, arranger and record producer. Also active as a concert and theatrical producer his latest venture was as a member of the Producer team of the Broadway hit “An American In Paris”. His most recent performances include: The Park Avenue Synagogue, New York; The Houston Brass Quintet premiere of his “Brass Quintet on Original Sea Shanties”; and as Composer in Residence at the opening of The Bar Harbor Music Festival.