High energy, high caliber music for pubs, clubs, restaurants, corporate receptions and special events.

Powerful vocal delivery, skilled musicianship, years of experience, and a huge repertoire combine in a seasoned performer with the ability to craft shows that appeal to a variety of audiences.   Jeff Sherman plays vintage pop songs, classic rock anthems, blues/rock standards, easy-listening ballads, country classics, and traditional roots/folk music, all with energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and style.

Jeff’s sophisticated approach to guitar/vocal performance has won him the respect of discerning audiences throughout Northeast Ohio.  Prior to its closing in 2011, Jeff appeared at Cleveland's legendary Fat Fish Blue restaurant once each month for nearly five years.  In addition to his regular appearances at
The House of Blues Restaurant and Brother's Lounge Wine Bar in Cleveland, he has held repeat engagements at many of the area’s most popular and successful dining establishments, including The Claddagh Irish Pub at Legacy Village, the Oaks Lakeside Restaurant in Chippewa, Don's Pomeroy House in Strongsville, and the Jackalope Lakeside in Lorain.  He appears regularly at several Ohio wineries including John Christ Winery, Matus Winery, Paper Moon Vineyards and Quarry Hill Winery, and in the Lake Erie Islands region at venues like The Crew’s Nest on Put–in-Bay, Mel's Crow's Nest in Catawba, and the Caddy Shack on Kelley’s Island.  In addition, Jeff has performed opening concert sets for the band Wishbone Ash, for Grammy-nominated songwriter Bill Morrissey, and for rockabilly legend Commander Cody, and has been featured in the Lakewood Public Library's "Sunday with Friends" Concert Series.  Jeff has entertained at major corporate events on behalf of organizations like Inside Business Magazine, Great Lakes Publishing, and Cleveland Magazine, and has also appeared regularly at many of the area’s finest private clubs, including the Canterbury Golf Club, the Catawba Island Club, the Country Club in Pepper Pike, the Chagrin Valley Country Club, the Gem Beach Marina, the Hillbrook Club, the Huron Yacht Club, the Lakewood Country Club, and the Shoreby Club.

One aspect of Jeff's work that audiences find engaging is his use of digital looping technology.  By simultaneously recording and playing back his guitar live and in real time, Jeff performs with the complexity and depth of a small ensemble.  Performances are enhanced through the use of high quality but compact sound reinforcement and digital audio processing equipment.  Jeff uses the most modern technology to deliver a high-caliber sound that never overwhelms the listener.


American Stranger CoverUpcoming Appearances
Calendar view here.







Goose Creek RecordsGoose Creek Records presents
American Stranger


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Jeff's debut CD was released by Goose Creek Records in November of 2008 and features the songs of Ray Charles, Jimmy Cliff, The Grateful Dead,  Merle Haggard, Van Morrison, Procul Harum, Rick Roberts, Leon Russell, Bruce Springsteen, & More. Read the press release here.

"Very affecting, immediate, and sincere, with fine instrumental back-up ... plus, Jeff know's how to breathe and phrase.  A superb CD!"
El McMeen
Fingerstyle  & Celtic Guitarist
International Musician of the Year

"Very impressed with the tone and phrasing.  Killer guitar ... a great add to my collection."
Colin Dussault
Singer/Songwriter, Harmonica Player
The Colin Dussault Blues Project

"Really good!   Your  guitar is Fab!  Nice  mix."
Becky Boyd
Guitarist,  Vocalist, Songwriter


Track samples and listener comments here.


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Performing the music of:
The Allman Brothers Band Badfinger  The Band ☼ The Beatles ☼ Harry Belafonte ☼ Chuck Berry ☼ Blessid Union of Souls Stephen Bishop ☼ Bobby Blue Bland Blind Faith ☼ Karla Bonoff ☼ Jackson Browne ☼ The Buckinghams ☼ Buffalo Springfield ☼ Jimmy Buffet ☼ J. J. Cale ☼ Glen Campbell James Carr Johnny Cash ☼ Eva Cassidy ☼ Ray Charles ☼ Eric Clapton ☼ Jimmy Cliff ☼ Patsy Cline ☼ Joe Cocker ☼ Nat King Cole Ry Cooder ☼ Sam Cooke Elvis Costello ☼ Creedance Clearwater Revival ☼ Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ☼ Rodney Crowell ☼ Derek and the Dominos ☼ Willie Dixon ☼ The Doors ☼ Fats Domino Dave Dudley Bob Dylan ☼ The Eagles ☼ Jonathan Edwards ☼ Fleetwood Mac ☼ Eddie Floyd ☼ The Flying Burrito Brothers ☼ Jerry Garcia ☼ Marvin Gaye ☼ Lowell George ☼ Vince Gill ☼ Julie Gold ☼ The Grateful Dead ☼ Dobie Gray ☼ Nanci Griffith ☼ Arlo Guthrie  Merle Haggard ☼ Emmy Lou Harris ☼ George Harrison ☼ John Hiatt ☼ Buddy Holly ☼ Hootie and the Blowfish ☼ Waylon Jennings ☼ Jethro Tull ☼ Elton John  Robert Johnson Louis Jordan ☼ Albert King ☼ B.B. King ☼ Ben E. King ☼ Carole King ☼ Freddie King ☼ Kris Kristoferson ☼ The Left Bank ☼ Gordon Lightfoot ☼ Buzzy Linhart Little Feat ☼ Lyle Lovett ☼ Lynard Skynard ☼ Taj Mahal Dave Mason ☼ Curtis Mayfield Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes Johnny Mercer Joni Mitchell ☼ Keb Mo Van Morrison ☼ Willie Nelson ☼ The New Riders of the Purple Sage ☼ Danny O'Keefe Gram Parsons ☼ Poco ☼ Tom Petty ☼ Wilson Pickett ☼ John Prine ☼ Procul Harum ☼ Pure Prairie League ☼ Bonnie Raitt ☼ Willis Alan Ramsey ☼ Lionel Ritchie ☼ Johnny Rivers  Smokey Robinson The Rolling Stones ☼ Jimmy Ruffin Todd Rundgren Leon Russell ☼ Mitch Ryder ☼ Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs Santana ☼ Bob Seger ☼ Shel Silverstein Simon & Garfunkle ☼ Frank Sinatra ☼ J.D. Souther ☼ The Spencer Davis Group Bruce Springsteen ☼ Steely Dan ☼ Steppenwolf The Steve Miller Band George Strait Cat Stevens ☼ Rod Stewart ☼ Curtis Stigers ☼ Stephen Stills ☼ Steely Dan Sam the Sham and the Pharoahs Rod Stewart ☼ James Taylor ☼ The Temptations ☼ Rufus Thomas ☼ Traffic Travis Tritt ☼ Townes Van Zandt ☼ Louden Wainwright III Tom Waits ☼ T-Bone Walker ☼ Muddy Waters ☼ Lenny Welch ☼ Junior Wells Hank Williams ☼ Jesse Winchester Johnny Winter ☼ Steve Winwood ☼ Bill Withers Howlin Wolf ☼ Kate Wolf ☼ Jesse Colin Young ☼ Neil Young ☼ Warren Zevon & More.