Jeff Hartman / Keys is a Hickory/Charlotte, NC-based singer/songwriter and performer. Hartman's a schooled musician having worked and studied piano, music industry, theory, voice and performance with notables Gary Behrens (Princeton), Jim Bumgardner (ASU), Dr. Joe Amaya (ASU) and John Coffey (Juliard). Jeff teaches voice and accompaniment and has recorded with many notable artists, maintaining an active career as a professional musician in the area since 1989.
Jeff is an award-winning actor and music director, and a graduate of ASU with degrees in advertising and theater. He was reciting classical compositions at nine, accompanied by six years of classical training, soon collaborating and recording original material at 14. Jeff subsequently tackled five years of
comprehensive music theory.
Hartman was honored by The National Library of Poetry and became a published author in 1992 with a revelational piece of poetry called “Hands,” subsequently collected and released as “The Sound of Poetry” on audio book, also in 1992. By 1996 he was making a living music directing theater productions and touring the region, and recording with a variety of groups, sharing stages with Molly Hatchet and Georgia Satellites.
Jeff brings to each performance more than twenty years of on- and off-stage experience including his 1998 on-screen appearance as a patient in United Artists' production of "Carrie II: The Rage" and as North Carolina Theater Conference’s 1998 "Outstanding Supporting Performer" for his stage work in "The Complete Works of WLLM SHKSPR [abridged]" and NCTC's 2006 "Best Actor" for his stage work in "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change."
To date Jeff's most notably appeared with Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, the Allman Bros. Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Arrested Development, Jupiter Coyote, Acoustic Syndicate, The Recipe, Wil Seabrook, Will Hoge and Cowboy Mouth. Jeff Hartman is endorsed by Digitech. more