jeff narell

Downloadable Documents

• Jeff Narell Bio (PDF, 40kb)

• Bongo Beach Band (PDF, 47kb)

• Pan Roots (PDF, 65kb)

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“In the forefront of the cross-breed music movement, blending jazz, pop, calypso and reggae.”
— Robert Weider
San Francisco Chronicle

“The area’s premiere calypso-soca band, led by pan player supreme Jeff Narell.”
— Lee Hildebrand
East Bay Express

“One of the country’s leading steel drum player-advocates. [Jeff has] studied, practiced and performed with a variety of leading players, lifting [his] skills to the top of his field.”
— Fred Setterberg, Festival at the Lake Guide
Oakland, CA

“Jeff solos lile no tomorrow with crisp concise ideas tinged with bebop sensibility but with a touch of East Bay grease for sabor.”
— Chuy Varela
Latin Beat Magazine

“I just wanted to say how pleased I was with your performance on KGO-TV’s Good Time Café…it looks like one of our best yet.”
— Bob Bates, Senior Producer
KGO-TV San Francisco, CA

“I’d like to thank you for providing such beautiful musical entertainment for the participants of the 1996 San Francisco Hillstride at the Jamba Juice Rest Stop! I’ve heard from many people that yours was their favorite stop along the walk…”
— Sonja Davenport, RhodyCo Productions

“I would like to commend you on your fine performance opening for George Howard in Zellerbach Auditorium! The U.C. Jazz Ensembles is very fortunate to have such a unique and talented group as yours represent us at this prestigious event. Your performance as a ‘warmup’ act was more worthy of ‘headliner’.”
— Susan Muscarella, , Director UC Jazz Ensembles, University of California, Berkeley, CA

“The peace I’ve known when my clients have been referred to you, that they are handled with a warm professional courtesy, is priceless. The extra effort you give my clients is a gift that will not be forgotten.”
— Lisa Rogers, Arden Hills Country Club
Carmichael, CA

“Your band is quite simply the best band that we have ever worked with. Your tropical beat was perfect and we have received countless compliments on our selection.”
— Peter Fitz
Residential Student Association, Sonoma State Univ.

“Well, the most often asked question by the guests at our wedding was — ‘Who was that band?!?!?!’”
— John Marsh and Anne Winton, San Francisco, CA

“We’ve been on the road for 3 weeks.
We’ve seen buffalo, moose and Old Faithful,
Mountains, rivers and changing leaves in Wyoming,
Lisa Minelli in Reno
Thank you for being our highlight.’
—Jim and Jeannie, Redmond, WA