Jeff Shoup

Jeff Shoup is a freelance drummer, educator, and bandleader based in Michigan, known for performing in multiple genres including jazz, blues, and “jam rock” bands. Jeff hosts a successful, weekly live jazz performance series known as Jazz Tuesdays that has generated an international following on social media, and that draws in touring performers from as far away as NYC and Seattle, WA. Jeff performs regularly with the well-known Hammond organist Jim Alfredson (organissimo) and the living legend of the keyboard, Bill Heid. Other career highlights include performances with the world renowned, multi-genre guitarist Fareed Haque, jazz guitarist Randy Napoleon, legendary jazz bassist Rodney Whitaker, and a short tour with the late, great blues guitarist Smokin’ Joe Kubek.

Jeff earned a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the College of Music at Michigan State University, and has been mentored by master jazz drummer Randy “Uncle G” Gelispie since the early 2000’s. Jeff has also studied with the great Detroit jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver.




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