Guitarist & Composer
Classical, Flamenco, & Latin American Music
13838 Janetdale St.
La Puente, CA 91746
Jeffrey Briggs is a classical and flamenco guitarist, and also plays Latin America music on the guitar, the Venezuelan cuatro, and the Andean charango. He has studied with flamenco guitarist Juan Serrano, Nubian oud player Hamza el Din, and Argentinian charango virtuoso Jaime Torres.
He has performed on radio and televison, including appearances on the Spanish-language television network Univision and international broadcasts from Argentina, as well as composing and recording film and TV soundtracks
for NBCâ€™s Starting Over, the Independent Film Channelâ€™s Film School, and the SÃ channel of Mexico.
He played guitar in the critically acclaimed musical Twist of Fate at the Tiffany Theatrer, winner of 5 awards from the LA Drama Critics Circle and the LA Weekly, including Best Musical of 1995, and composed and performed music for The Bullfight, a play by Venezuelan writer Rodolfo Santana the Stages Theatre Center in Hollywood in 2000.
He has recorded with the Twist of Fate band, Josh Cruze (Banditos de Amor), John Avila (Oingo Boingo), and other artists; and played at the Cinegrill, Viva Madrid, Holly Street Bar & Grill, Angelique Cafe, OlÃ© LA, John Oâ€™Groats, Cafe BoriquÃ©n, Lerma 76, Twin Palms, and Luna Negra in the Los Angeles area, and has performed at Cornell, Ohio State, Denison, and Capital universities, as well as UCLA, Cal State LA, Cal State Irvine, Occidental College, the Claremont Colleges, and Cypress College, the Mulholland and Beverly Hills Tennis Clubs, and the Miramonte Winery in Temecula.
Briggs has recently recorded with Iranian tar player Kamil Alipour and Israeli musician/composer Smadar Galor.
He is currently performing the first Saturday of each month at the San Marino Gallery (2640 Mission Street, San Marino CA; (626) 441-9007) from 11 am to 2 pm.
Briggs is also an independent video producer, writer, photographer, and graphic artist. Born in Ithaca, N.Y., he has a BA in anthropology from Cornell University, an MA in anthropology from the University of Michigan, and an MFA in film from Ohio University; and has taught photography at Cornell University, film production at Denison University, and television production at Capital University. He was photography critic for the Columbus Dispatch for 7 years.
El Charanguero, his video documentary about Argentinian musician Jaime Torres, has aired on PBS stations throughout the United States, and is being distributed internationally.
Before coming to Los Angeles in 1995 Briggs was leader of the Latin American band SangrÃa, which performed throughout the Midwest. He has also accompanied a number of flamenco dancers and dance classes.
1. Paduana Hispanica - Anonymous
2. Fantasia del Primer Tono - Luis de Narvaez
3. Fantasia - Miguel de Fuenllana
4. Pavana - Diego Pisador
5. Pavana - Luis Milan
6. Fantasia - Luis Milan
7. Romanesca - Alonso de Mudarra
8. Prelude - Santiago de Murcia
9. Allegro - Santiago de Murcia
10. Tarleton's Resurrection - John Dowland
11. Polish Dance - Anonymous
12. Largo - Antonio Vivaldi
13. Cuatro Solo - Jeffrey Briggs
14. Homenaje a FalÃº - Jeffrey Briggs
15. Sarabande - Jeffrey Briggs
16. Vals - Jeffrey Briggs
17. Song for my Mother - Jeffrey Briggs
18. Tampico Stomp - Jeffrey Briggs
19. Backwoods Boogie - Jeffrey Briggs
20. Flea Dance - Jeffrey Briggs
21. Flamenco Samba - Jeffrey Briggs
22. Andaluz - Jeffrey Briggs
23. Cancion del Prisionero - Traditional