Jeff Breeze was a tireless supporter and champion of “local” music, although local in this context has a rather broader context than one might have otherwise thought. Jeff had musical interests that were both deep and broad. He was an important part of the local music scene and a long-time presence at WMBR, where he is deeply missed.
Our shows followed one another on Tuesdays, although with a gap of about 2.5 hours in between. As a result, my interactions with Jeff were briefer than ideal; sometimes I’d be gone before or just leaving before he arrived, but on other occasions there was more time for catching up and enjoying his sense of humor.
Listen to Jon’s 90-minute tribute to Jeff on the Dec. 8, 2020 broadcast of “The Jazz Train.”