Jeff Kollman's career has featured a wide variety of achievements. Jeff plays many roles as a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and arranger in this L.A.-based Crumb Studios. He is the guitarist for several bands including Cosmosquad, Edwin Dare, The Lao Tizer Band, and Mogg/Way, featuring the original members of UFO. Jeff has four releases slated for 2002, including 'Squadrophenia' (a follow-up to the debut of this rock/fusion instrumental power trio) and Cosmosquad 'Live at the Baked Potato,' as well as debut releases with his band $ign of 4,(phil Mogg on vox) all of which were co-written, produced, and engineered by Jeff. Since claiming first prize in Ohio's Best Guitarist contest in 1991, Jeff has had an active career as an instrumental artist, studio session player, and the guitarist and key songwriter for the progressive hard rock group Edwin Dare. This group has received international notoriety for their virtuostic musicianship and melodic song writing. Edwin Dare has three releases, which have charted in Japan, including their acclaimed album 'Can't Break Me.' Jeff has written and recorded over 50 songs used as background music for several television networks, including ESPN, ABC, TNN, Nickelodeon, The Discovery Channel, and MTV. Budweiser, Nissan, and Mountain Dew are among his many commercial credits. He has worked for Cherry Lane Music (Guitar for the Practicing Musician) as a songwriter and instrumentalist with subsequent appearances on compilation records with other high caliber guitarists. Jeff has three instrumental solo releases: 'Schizoid,' 'Into the Unknown,' and his most recent, 'Shedding Skin.' In Japan he was voted amongst the top 25 guitarists and his group Mogg/Way was voted into the top 20. When he is not busy with recording sessions or touring, Jeff keeps active with his numerous guitar seminars throughout the world.
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