On Tuesday, Walls Media was the sponsor and host of a jazz clinic for the students of the Alabama School of Fine Arts (ASFA). Lee Walls, president of Walls Media, brought in Jeff Coffin for his third such visit to Birmingham, along with his band, The Mu’tet. ASFA is a client of Walls Media.
Jeff is a three-time Grammy Award recipient and is the saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band. He’s also been the sax player for Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, and played as a guest of artists and bands as varied as Van Morrison, My Morning Jacket, Martina McBride, Branford Marsalis, Phish and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
For this visit Jeff’s band was made up of Bill Fanning on trumpet, Chris Walters on keys, Felix Pastorius on bass, and the always entertaining Roy “Futureman” Wooten on percussion.