Jeff Miley performing with Doug Shreeve and Eric Wells.  Code 3!

guitarist Jeff Miley performing with Ernie Watts at the Central Coast Jazz Festival

Jeff Miley hanging out with bandmates Ralph Humphrey and Steve Billman after a trio performance in Pasadena.

Guitarist Jeff Miley after performing in the house band at Dave Weckl’s 50th birthday party.  with Dave, Ric Fierabracci, and Phil Turcio

Guitarist Jeff Miley backstage after performing with vocalist Jon Anderson, the voice of Yes!

Jeff Miley performing in the jazz-fusion trio “Altered”  -  with Steve Holmes and John Flitcraft. 

Guitarist Jeff Miley performing with vocalist Inga Swearingen at Steynberg Gallery in San Luis Obispo, California.

Jeff Miley backstage after performing with Tim Ries’ Rolling Stones Project - with Bernard Fowler, Matt Harris, Larry Goldings, and Tim.

Inga Swearingen and Jeff Miley with Michael Nowak and Orchestra Novo

Jeff Miley onstage with “bug” in Khatmandu, Nepal - featuring James Miley,

Peter Epstein, Roger Shew, and Brian Hamada.

Jeff Miley warming up onstage in the Cuesta Performing Arts Center

bug “the optimist”  on Next Room Records.  Released October 2015. featuring Peter Epstein - alto saxophone, Jeff Miley - guitar, James Miley - piano, Roger Shew - bass, Brian Hamada - drums.  Mixed by Jeff Miley.  Mastered by Paul Tavenner at Man Alive Music Productions.  Compositions by James and Jeff Miley


JEFF MILEY                




Jeff Miley plays guitar for “bug” (the modern jazz chamber quintet that he co-leads with his brother James). He writes and performs with vocalist Inga Swearingen. He plays in the jazz power-trio “Altered”. And he lays down the low-end crunch with the rock opera / silent-film performance ensemble “Vox Lumiere”. Jeff has performed with Ron Miles,

Tim Ries, Jon Anderson (from “Yes”), Ernie Watts, Bob Sheppard, Bobby Shew, Andy Martin, Josh Roseman, Adam Benjamin, Ralph Humphrey, and many others. He has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine, Jazzwise Magazine (U.K), Gendai Guitar Magazine (Japan), JazzTimes (U.S.) and The Himalayan Times (Nepal). He has an ever growing catalog of original music releases, and feels fortunate to be able to create and perform with so many wonderful collaborators. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree from California State University, Northridge, where he was a co-recipient of the Andres Segovia Performance Award from the American Guitar Society. Jeff also loves teaching, and does so at Cuesta College (San Luis Obispo, CA), Cal Poly Pomona, and the Los Angeles College of Music (Pasadena, CA).

a few concert and post-concert snapshots from some of my performances

      James Miley           Jeff Miley                    Peter Epstein           Roger Shew          Brian Hamada

                    Matt Harris

   Bernard Fowler     Larry Goldings   Tim Ries    Jeff Miley

           Inga Swearingen          Robby Rothschild    Jeff Miley

Jeff Miley                        Steve Holmes                                John Flitcraft

   Dave Weckl      Ric Fierabracci Jeff Miley      Phil Turcio

Doug Shreeve   Eric Wells                  Jeff Miley

Jeff Miley        John Flitcraft                Ernie Watts

John Astaire             Jon Anderson    Jeff Mile  Kristian  Ducharme

Warming up onstage at “Acoustic Guitar Night” at the CPAC



Steve Billman                  Jeff Miley           Ralph Humphrey



    “His unexpected melodic leaps and imaginitive chording           

     inexorably draw you in, delivering a nice balance of                   

     atmosphere and aggression.” - GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

The NEW bug disc is here!  “The Optimist”, on NEXT ROOM RECORDS.  10+ years of playing together now and it just gets better and better with these guys.

                      available as physical CD, MP3, and

                      FULL-BANDWIDTH Flac download at                                                              


mp3’s also available here

Inga Swearingen       Michael Nowak and Orchestra Novo                    

Jeff Miley