J e f f C h r i s t m a s
Jeff Christmas is a Canadian Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Drummer and Percussionist who studied at York University (Toronto) Western University (London) and Berklee College of Music (Boston). His extensive background and versatility encompasses the classical and contemporary worlds.
Jeff’s compositions and arrangements are in demand internationally and have been performed by symphonies and ensembles worldwide. He has conducted and performed with symphony orchestras across Canada and the United States, appearing with artists such as Denny Doherty, Michael Burgess, The Rankins, Ashley McIsaac, J.P. Cormier, Jackie Richardson, Martin Fry (“ABC”), and recently was conductor for legendary and multi-Grammy Award winning Michael Bolton. In 2004, Jeff was appointed conductor for a series of concerts at Canada’s Casino Rama with Roger Hodgson (formerly of “Supertramp”) and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a guest conductor with Tucson Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Fresno Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Thunder Bay Symphony, Victoria Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, Vancouver Island Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Stratford Symphony, International Symphony, Lexington Philharmonic, and Jacksonville Symphony. Jeff was a frequent guest conductor with Orchestra London’s Pops, Red Hot Weekends, Education and Family Series, and various community concerts. In 2001, he was director of Western University's Wind Ensemble. Jeff is also a sought-after studio conductor and has various recording projects throughout North America to his credit.