Naideau, a classically trained pianist, left Connecticut for California
in the late 70's to join a rock-n-roll band. Since that time he
has toured the world with such bands as Quiet Riot, Wang Chung,
Eric Burden and Robbie Kreiger.
He had been visiting New Orleans over the years attending
the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. During one festival,
Jeff sat in at Patout's in the Quarter. The owner heard the
performance and called him at his hotel to ask him to play for
the remainder of his stay.
Jeff left Los Angeles and moved to the Big Easy to absorb
the musical culture of New Orleans, and to learn from the best
musicians that inhabit the city. A long time fan of New Orleans
piano styles, Jeff has studied Professor Longhair, James Booker,
and Dr. John.
Within one week of his arrival he was hired by Chef Andrew
Jaeger as the house pianist at the House of Seafood in the French
Quarter. He has had the honor of working with drummer great
Freddy Staehle, as well as meeting and working with some of
the best musicians the city has to offer.
Jeff is releasing his second CD on the Altered Records Label,
entitled "Heaven on a Half Shell." Heaven is compiled
of mostly original music with a swampy feel and is receiving
airplay on WWOZ, 90.7 FM. The musicians that played on the CD
include Freddy Staehle, Al Arthur, Earl Stanley, Matt Perrine,
Kevin Clark, Earl Bonei, Craig Kline, Mitchell Cormier, Chad
Cormier, Robert Moreira, Cranston Clements, Jerry Jumonville,
Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris, Estella Denson and