Jeff Terflinger, from Circleville, Ohio, has been playing Mandolin since age 14 and the violin since his early 20s. In the 1970s, he played mandolin/fiddle and recorded with "The Katie Laur Band" in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band was a popular attraction on the bluegrass circuit and appeared at the Philadelphia Folk Festival. Later, he, Katie Laur, and Terry Boswell played some gigs around Cincinnati as an acoustic trio. Jeff also worked with Cincinnati's "Akoustikats", a band that performed a variety of music, including original songs and "Hot Club" tunes.
It was during this time that Jeff first heard the music of Django Reinhardt and Stepane Grappelli's "Hot Club of France." Their music became an all absorbing passion for Jeff.
Jeff's played with Rockabilly legend Charlie Feathers and worked and recorded with Wayne Lewis. He recorded two albums with bluegrass legend and Country Hall of Famer Mac Wiseman, playing mandolin on "Classic Bluegrass" and "Bluegrass Hits and Heartstrings". Jeff also appeared on the Vecto recording session of Jimmie Skinner and Josh Graves.
After moving to California in the 1980s, Jeff continued playing a range of musical styles - bluegrass, folk, country, Rockabilly, and swing - with "Red Dust", "The Wildfire Band", "The Prairie Rose Band", "The Vintage Swing Ensemble", "LaVay Smith & The Red Hot Skillet Lickers", Rose Maddox, "Quake City", and "The Swing Monkeys".Jeff's musical collaborations have also included several live Bay Area stage producions. He played in the band for John Levin and Bruce Barthol's hisorical play with music, "1741", and was part of the on stage band for Don Seaver and Sean Owens'seasonal musical "Cora Values' Christmas Corral".
Jeff currently plays with the swing group "Swingularity" and the Hot Club/Gypsy Jazz group "The Dukes of Manouche".