Jeffrey Kipperman is a bassist, composer, and teacher from Yorktown Heights, NY. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Jazz Bass at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, where he also works as a teaching assistant. As a bass player, Jeff is equally comfortable in classical music, jazz, and world musics.
As a chamber musician in South Florida, he has performed with the Euclid String Quartet, as well as numerous members of the faculty of the Frost Shool of Music, including the Bergonzi String Quartet and pianists Paul Posnak and Naoko Takao. Before coming to Miami he lived in Merida, Mexico, where he worked as both a jazz and classical musician, performing all over Mexico with the Yucatan Symphony Orchestra and Sequenza Sur, a contempory chamber ensemble run by Mexican composer Javier Alvarez.
He has also written a multitude of works for jazz trio and jazz quartet. Upon graduating from Brandeis University in 1999 as a performance major, Jeff was awarded the Reiner Prize in Composition.