Winner of the 2008 NAR Lifestyle Music Awards (NewAgeReporter.com) for ALBUM OF THE YEAR
CD BABY EDITOR'S PICK for new age/solo instrumental recording!
"Jeff Pearce is a consummate musician and composer whose years in recording and performing have distinguished him as a premier player of the Chapman Stick, a brilliant hybrid guitar-like instrument that few players have dared approach. Combining ambient chordal structure and melody simultaneously, Jeff's performances are simply captivating. As someone who's shared the stage with Jeff, I've repeatedly witnessed the enthusiastic audience reactions to his performances; a wonderful evening of contemporary composition."- Will Ackerman, Windham county, VT.
Based in Indiana, Jeff Pearce is well known to the ambient/new age music community for his unique approach to the guitar and Chapman Stick. Whether playing intimate acoustic music or crafting deep-space drifts, Jeff composes music which uniquely combines melody and mystery. His most recent project, "Rainshadow Sky", features solo Chapman Stick music recorded live in concert. Mixed and mastered by Corin Nelsen at Will Ackerman's Imaginary Road Studios, the music on "Rainshadow Sky" covers many aspects of Jeff's contemplative music.
Jeff is an active live performer, having played venues ranging from historic churches and concert halls to planetariums and dance clubs. His live performances are memorable events, mixing songs from his cd's with humorous storytelling and surprising musical improvisations.
With nine full length cd's to his name, Jeff's music has received many honors and much airplay since his first release in 1993. Jeff's music has been reviewed in Billboard, Downbeat, and Guitar Player, and music from his cd's has appeared in projects for Mercedes-Benz and Muzak. And Jeff's music can be heard worldwide on the "Music from the Hearts of Space" syndicated radio program, as well as many regional radio shows.