My first time hearing about Jeff was when he was introduced as Chicago's new lead singer and bass player in April 2016. I had just finished seeing the band at Madison Square Garden with my family (many of them seeing Chicago for the first time). Little did we know the change coming along the way! I first thought, how the hell are they going to replace a guy who handled those tough vocals for 30+ years? Well, all my doubts were removed the very first time I heard Jeff with the band in October 2016 (see pics below). My friend, George, who I've gone to at least 20 Chicago concerts with in the last 20 years or so, and I went to see them in Manchester NH along with Earth, Wind, and Fire. I was BLOWN away at his vocals and bass playing! He was the perfect fit for the band, and thankfully, I was able to see him and the band at least 2 more times. Then hearing about his solo work turned me onto another aspect of music and his bass playing even more. While I am sad that I won't be seeing Jeff or Tris on stage this coming week in Vegas, I can say that I'm glad I was able to see him contribute immensely to the Chicago legacy. Wishing you all the best, Jeff and Holly, and I hope someday we can share some "Coffey/coffee" talk over a cup o' joe!