Percussionist Jeff Handley

March 8th, 2013

Jeff Handley is a highly sought after percussionist in Chicago. An active clinician and educator, Jeff received his MM degree   from DePaul University. He is Principal Percussionist and Education/Outreach Program Director with Chicago Sinfonietta, a core member of Fulcrum Point serving as percussionist, Musician’s Union Contractor, and Education Director. Additionally Jeff performs with Chicago Opera Theater, Ravinia Festival Orchestra, Lyric Opera, Grant Park Symphony, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Jeff was recently heard with Andrea Bocelli, Peter Cetera, Dennis DeYoung, Charlotte Church, and productions of “Les Miserables”, “Spamalot”, “Wicked”, “Color Purple”, and “Mary Poppins.”

“What inspires me the most about performing new art music is the variety.  With Fulcrum Point I always get a much-needed challenge.  Outside of music, I spend as much time as possible with my wife and 2 sons.  We love movies and traveling when possible.  My desert island music would consist of:  World music from West Africa, Jazz fusion, Film music (Bernard Herrmann), and Minimalism (Reich, Glass.)”

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