Jeff French began playing piano at the age of eight, but it would be two years before he started taking lessons. Jeff's grandfather, Frank, was a gifted pianist, playing for movie theatres in Ohio. 'I was often told I inherited my grandfather's talent,' Jeff says. When Frank passed away, his piano was passed down to Jeff. Soon, Jeff was composing his own music on it. He received a music scholarship to Wayne State University in Detroit where he studied music theory and composition. In addition to performing as a solo piano artist, Jeff has had an active career in theatre as performer, director and composer/arranger. He has co-written several musicals and attributes his passion for music and theatre to his parents who kept music a part of regular family life. Composers and performers in classical, ragtime, folk, musical and rock genres have influenced Jeff's musical style. His music interests range from Beethoven and Scott Joplin to Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, and George Winston. "I felt the Lord leading me to compile these works and He opened every door along the way," Jeff says. 'I set out to find a place to record and discovered a studio that sits quietly in a natural environment on wooded property. What a wonderful setting for recording hymns! I hope that you will sense the intimacy of the music as I experienced it during the recording process. The world has changed greatly since most of these hymns were first written and sung, but their messages have just as much meaning for us today. They remain timeless because the spirit of the message is God's grace for us, which never changes. May the music lift your soul as you worship, and may you find comfort knowing that you can rest on God's unchanging grace!"
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