keyboardist/ pianist/ studio manager/ producer/ composer/ arranger/ apologetic trombonist

Jeff Babko is:

a) a piano player who also enjoys the wonders of electronical keyboards and synthesizer thingies.

b) a member of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live" house band. (Cleto & The Cletones).

c) a freelance "session guy".

d) longtime touring musical director and pianist for 'funny man' Martin Short.

e) a native of Southern California.

f) a lover of coffee.

g) usually blondish.

please visit and support these folks and sites that I think are worthy of visits.


SAMSON/HARTKE - these guys are in charge of my live sound and many of the microphones we use in at TudorTones and on "The Caffeinated Keyboardist".

KORG USA - Korg has been developing very user friendly keyboards and workstations that have been so useful in my television and studio work over the last 20+ years.

JEFF'S TWITTER ACCOUNTlate breaking news and reports of where Jeff is gigging... or having coffee.

CUSTOM VINTAGE KEYBOARDSLuke and his team take care of all my vintage synths, Rhodes, Wurly and wacky organ repair needs.  aesthetically wondrous work and technical genius.

KEN RICH SOUND SERVICESThe original mad scientist and keyboard (B3, Wurly, Rhodes, Moog) go-to repair man.  Ken's been seeing much of my gear since '95.

THE BLUE WHALEbest new music and forward-thinking jazz and "beyond" venue in Los Angeles, in the heart of Little Tokyo.  any night is a good night of music at the blue whale...

THE BAKED POTATOwhile the headliners and sidemen may not always be 100% accurate (or spelled correctly!) on the website, the Baked Potato is the oldest running jazz club in So Cal. many, many unforgettable musical milestones were made here.  on any given night, a local or national great is on this small stage. huge potatoes, great tight sound, legendary club.