Jeff Vague has been a professional musician and educator for 28 years, performing and teaching across a range of styles. His performance experience includes Big Bands, Jazz, Orchestral, Music theatre, and Reception bands. He was a member of the Royal Australian Air Force Band for 22 years, where he played saxophone, clarinet and flute and held roles such as leader of the Air Force Jazz Group. He now teaches and directs ensembles at St Michaels Grammar School, Blackburn High School and the Knox School in Melbourne.
Jeff has performed, composed, arranged and recorded across a range of styles performing representational duties across Australia and internationally with the Air Force Band. His teaching experience has been across primary and secondary age students as well as adults.
MMus(MusPerf)(VCA), B.Ed., Cert IV in Training and Assessment
Composition and Arranging
Jeff has experience writing for jazz groups, big bands, school bands and musicals. His original work ‘Stepping Out With Poppy’ was published by Brolga publishing in 2015.
Steppin’ Out With Poppy was inspired by Jeff’s black Spoodle, Poppy, who at the time of writing was three years old and quite mad! Poppy loves to go on long runs, hang at the park with her dog buddies but most of all loves chewing on her bones. Don’t go near her when she’s got one!