Pianist and vocalist Jeff Barnhart met Anne, married her in 2000 and formed Ivory&Gold with her in 2001. While he is in constant demand by top Traditional Jazz or Swing groups and events throughout the world as a jazz and ragtime soloist and band pianist, he finds his work with Ivory&Gold to be most rewarding and exciting. During the group’s concerts and shows, Anne challenges him to new musical and comedic heights as they explore America’s timeless hits throughout the ages.
Jeff began playing piano, singing and entertaining throughout New England as a soloist and with jazz ensembles while earning a double bachelor’s degree in Music and English (Summa Cum Laude) from Connecticut College. He earned his Master’s in Education from the same school, but found that teaching English got in the way of his real love: performing music! Now he is on the road performing over 300 shows a year, many of them featuring Ivory&Gold®.