Bands: Solo Artist, Songwriter, Producer & DJ
Instruments: El Esta’ndar Bajo Quinto Gold Sparkle | El Artista Guitar
Bio: Jeff Young is the lead guitarist on Megadeth’s platinum-selling classic album, So Far, So Good… So What! Jeff also wrote the cult-classic ‘Fingerprints’ column in Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine.
He is a class of 1984 graduate of Guitar Institute of Technology/Musicians Institute & a one-time student of legendary blues & studio guitarist, Steve Hunter (Peter Gabriel, Alice Cooper, Jason Becker, David Lee Roth).
In 1998, Jeff became, the first-ever guitarist, to cross over from metal to world-fusion music genre – co-writing & producing Brazilian phenom, Badi Assad’s Verve/PolyGram release entitled, Chameleon. The album climbed to #1 in Europe, also topping JAZZIZ magazine’s Readers Poll: “Best Brazilian Albums of the Year.”
Highlight performances with Assad included 1999’s Lilith Fair and Farm Aid 2000. Jeff’s association with the Assad family also spawned songwriting collaborations with guitar luminary, Sergio Assad, and two pieces on Badi’s Verde album.
In 2003, the track ‘Waves’ from Chameleon was prominently featured in the Michael & Kirk Douglas film, It Runs In The Family, and on the movie’s soundtrack.
2020 is turning out to be a prolific year, with the release of the new instrumental singles, “Fuoco” (Libra Sonatine) – “Slow Burn” – “In the Flesh” ON SALE NOW!
“Jeff Young, voted 5th Most Underrated Metal Guitarist of the 80s” – sqidoo