When it comes to teaching, Jeffrey Sultanof prepares you for the real world. I had the honor of being one of his music business students, and was always impressed by the knowledge, advice, and stories he had to share. He helped me expand my level of thinking, and gave me that much more confidence for my career path and life in general. The exercises, lessons, and discussions never leave me and play a part of my every day life now.
Elizabeth Luthringer – Student at the Institute of Audio Research
I brought Jeff in to guest with the orchestra and I was struck immediately by his leadership skills as he gave the young musicians a) precise direction, b) musician to musician encouragement, c) exciting new repertoire drawn from virtually each period of jazz history and most of all, in that very first session he got yet another sound out of a band I had trained in many styles. I was particularly struck by the way Jeff accomplished the latter through concise, cogent direction by gesture and minimal explanation. All of this brought me very quickly to the decision to make Jeff our inaugural Principal Guest Conductor….I was struck most of all by the minimal available time our guests had with our young musicians…Jeff did not waste a minute of this valuable time as all his performances showed….His keen eye for making anything related to music notation very readable was recognized by Warner Bros. Publishing and Nelson Riddle when he published his arranging book. Robert Farnon, the legend of orchestral writing in this idiom chose Jeff to edit the notation on his scores. I am presently working very closely with Rosemary Riddle Acerra, Nelson’s daughter and trustee of Nelson Riddle estate and have enjoyed the benefits of being able to consult with Jeff regarding this music at various points.