Jeff Dwyer

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Since retiring from law, Jeff has developed a music career having 9 CDs released including an EDM album with a French DJ, as well as a popular Christmas album whose initial proceeds went to a Haitian orphanage. Jeff has given concerts at The Hamilton and Bethesda Blues and Jazz. With close to 500,000 Facebook music fans, a music channel with close to 4,000 subscribers, and 50 videos on YouTube which have around 1,500,000 views, Jeff feels it’s never too late. Noted jazz critic Scott Yanow, author of the Jazz Singers wrote “Jeff is one highly talented singer with a powerful and appealing voice”.

What was your original calling to music? How did you start?

To earn money in college, I was a singer in a society band. One night we were playing at Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s house in Northern Virginia. After our performance an attendee came up and introduced himself as Arthur Godfrey and wanted me to drop out my junior year and join his tv show as the lead male singer. I turned him down as I wanted to graduate and go to law school. The road not taken. Ten years ago I told that story to my kids and for a Christmas present they gave me 5 hours at a professional recording studio. I have done 10 albums including an electronic dance album with a French DJ, and was informed that my Christmas album was number one on Pandora last year. I have done live concerts at The Hamilton and Bethesda Blues and Jazz. Proceeds from the sale of the Christmas CD went to an orphanage in Haiti. I have 50 videos on YouTube which have garnered close to a million and half views and my music channel has over 4 thousand subscribers and my Facebook page close to 500,000 fans until it was hacked and removed.

Who or what is your musical inspiration? Which artist(s) do you look up to? Did any of them inspire you to experiment with your music? Is there something new you’d like to try?

Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Judy Garland and Laura Nyro are my favorite singers.

Why did you become involved with Music Beats Cancer? Has cancer directly or indirectly affected you?

My son’s father in law died of cancer as well as two close friends this past year. Cancer plays no favorites.

What is happening next in your music career?

A new collaboration with the Deja Gruv contemporary and exciting band is currently in the mix. We are going to meld our respective styles and hopefully will come up with something unique

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