Jeff Gutman

2015


Recording sessions for "Arrive" are completed! 
​After two years of hard work, recording sessions have wrapped up for my new album! The final sessions in the summer of 2015 focused on background harmonies and percussion. The fall of 2015 was spent on mixing and mastering sessions. The album should be available sometime in July of 2016. Be on the lookout!

2012
1.21.12
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM


2011
12.29.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

11.8.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

10.13.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

9.15.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

6.23.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

6.4.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

4.17.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
​BrainWash
1122 Folsom San Francisco, CA
6 PM

4.9.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Ugly Mug
4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA
5 PM

​3.13.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
BrainWash
1122 Folsom San Francisco, CA
6 PM

3.5.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

2.26.11
Jeff Gutman
Ugly Mug
4640 Soquel Dr, Soquel, CA
5 PM

2.21.11
Jeff Gutman Acoustic
​Simple Pleasures
3434 Balboa, San Francisco,CA

1.13.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Java Beach Cafe
1396  La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30 PM

1.8.11
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Nomad Cafe
6500 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
11 AM


​2010
12.8.10
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Mojo Cafe
639-A Divisadero, San Francisco, CA
7:30PM

12.4.10
Jeff Gutman and Jason Shaeffer
Nomad Cafe
6500 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
11AM

11.13.10
Jeff Gutman
Nomad Cafe
6500 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
11AM

11.11.10
Jeff Gutman
JavaBeach Cafe
1396 La Playa, San Francisco, CA
7:30PM

​10.16.10
Jeff Gutman
NomadCafe
6500 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA
1PM

Recent Shows

Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
Review by Frank Gutch Jr.
"...what Through the Night comes down to is Jeff Gutman writes damn good songs."
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Strutter Magazine
"
Done remarkably well and fans of this kind of music will instantly fall in love with this beautiful record"

Indie Music Review
"If there is one thing that San Francisco consistently produces, it's great indie songwriters, and Jeff Gutman is certainly no exception."
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Dagger Zine
Review by Tim Hinley
"...a superb batch of 13 emotional pop cuts."
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Folk and Acoustic Music Exchange
​Review by Frank Gutch Jr.
"For one thing, the album is pieced together so well you easily see the madness as the music unfolds."
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Music-Reviewer.com​

Review: 8 out of 10"...exquisitely composed and executed by Gutman..."

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Latest Reviews

2007

New Version of "No Left Turn" Available for Free Download
I was recently approached by filmmaker Ken Edwards to re-record the song "No Left Turn" off my 2002 album "Cold Cold Town." What I ended up with was a complete re-imagining of the song with a totally unique feel.

​___ Click here to listen to No Left Turn (2007 version).


Recent Airplay for "60 Second Song Contest" on Radio Alice 97.3
​I recently entered the "60 Second Song Contest" for Sarah and No Name's morning show on Radio Alice 97.3. I wrote a short jingle to be used as commercial bumper music. Sarah and No Name have played the clip several times on the air and have said they considered it one of their favorites. ​

​___ Click here to listen to the "Its Sarah and No Name promo."


New Song "Holiday in the Sun" Used in Lisa Malazzo's Movie "Two Please"










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​I'm happy to report that the song "Holiday in the Sun" will be used as the theme for Lisa Malazzo's new film "Two Please." The movie was filmed in a local coffee shop in San Francisco and will be featured at some upcoming film festivals. 

Latest News

Jeff Gutman is a prolific songwriter from San Francisco. For the last several years, he has been performing headlining shows at dozens of clubs all over the west coast. Jeff’s songs are filled with memorable stories and melodies.

Jeff  Gutman

​​​​2010


J3 Videos Available Online
One of my side projects, the group J3 has released two videos online. The group is comprised of Jason Schaeffer, on electric space guitar, Jake Gilchrist on turntables, beats and keyboards with me on bass. The music is entirely improvised with a strong trip hop feel to it. Jason has edited together two videos using songs from the J3 sessions, "Summer Vacation" and "Chemistry." I'm really happy with how these videos turned out. Enjoy!












The J3 videos also received some attention from national music reviewers as well! To read Frank Gutch's online review of the videos, Click Here. 


New Album "Through the Night" is finished! ​













After a full two years of hard work, I've finally completed my new album "Through the Night!" The album is available at CD Baby, Amazon and iTunes. Click here  to buy it now!

2014


Recording for "Arrive" continues
​Sessions for my next album are continuing after a year long hiatus! The album is now titled "Arrive". The first order of business was to add the bass guitar. Acoustic guitar parts were recorded throughout early 2014, followed by electric rhythm guitar in spring 2014. The lead guitar work was recorded in summer 2014. Recording sessions for lead vocals continued throughout the fall.

2012

​Recording begins on new album tentatively titled “Quarter to Nine”
On June 1st 2012, I began the recording sessions for my next album “Quarter to Nine.” The sessions began under the working title of “Modern Problems.” I have taken a break from playing live shows to concentrate on the recording. Initial sessions began by laying down the piano and drums, followed by orchestral additions. As of December 31st 2012, the basic tracks were finished for the entire album! ​​


Jeff Gutman Concert Clips Available Online
Throughout all of of my shows from 2011 through 2012, Jason Schaeffer has been accompanying me on lead guitar. We have a great rapport on stage and I truly enjoy what he brings to the songs. To hear some various clips from one of our concerts, click on the link below. Enjoy!

___    Jeff Gutman and Jason Schaeffer Concert Clips

2011


Jeff Gutman partners with Honest Arts Alliance
​​I recently entered into a partnership with the Honest Arts Alliance. This talent promotion agency will be working on a radio campaign promoting my latest album Through the Night to over 300+ college radio stations!  The album is getting great response from many of the college stations, with songs “Run to You,” “Through the Night” and “Bleeding Heart” in regular rotation across the country. 


Jeff Gutman Song "Make It Stop" is a Finalist in Alternative Addiction's Next Big Thing Competition
Alternative Addiction Magazine runs a yearly Next Big Thing competition where they select a limited number of songs and readers can vote for their favorite as the "Next Big Thing." I'm proud to say that my song "Make it Stop" was selected for their competition and was awarded as a finalist! I even beat out Balthazar Getty's band Ringside. Thanks to all who voted!​ ​

2009

Orchestral score for "I Can't Believe I Made it Through the Year" Available for Free Download!
Here is a little holiday treat - the orchestral score I created for Sam Klemke's YouTube video "I Can't Believe I Made it Through the Year. " ​ ​

___   Click here to listen to "I Can't Believe I Made it Through the Year."

2008

New Song - "A Long Time" Available for Free download!

Here is an unreleased song available for free download. The song, "A Long Time" is an outtake from the album "No Way Back." Enjoy!

___   Click here to listen to "A Long Time."


Recent Full Concert from Red Vic show on YouTube












​In July 2008, I performed a show at the Red Vic here in San Francisco. The concert was videotaped with the audio from the show being professionally recorded by Ronnie Cato. I've put the entire concert up on YouTube. Enjoy!​


Recent Concert clip from Blue Danube show on YouTube












In April 2008, my good friend Sam Klemke taped a show of mine at the very small, intimate venue Blue Danube here in San Francisco. He put together a mix of the high points of the night combining the songs with animations and special effects!