Jeff Crompton
Sataraš Quartet is a jazz quartet with a difference. Sataraš plays traditional Balkan tunes, originals, and jazz “covers” no one else touches, all with intensity and unity of purpose. Saravejo-born guitarist Eddie Beho is the sparkplug of the group; he’s joined by Crompton on saxophone and keys, Colin Bragg on bass, and drummer Blake Helton. Click on the picture to go to sample their Errors and Omissions album.


© 2016 - 2024

Relay Station

Buddy Bolden

RoboCromp is Jeff’s longest-running ensemble; he has been playing duets with guitarist Rob Rushin-Knopf for over 20 years. After a several-year- long break, RoboCromp returned to the scene in 2023, playing in Atlanta and beyond. RoboCromp’s “near jazz” includes originals and classics by Ornette Coleman, Abdullah Ibriham, and Cecil Taylor. Click on the picture to hear the RoboCromp 7” single on BandCamp.
Relay Station is Jeff’s “song project” with the amazing vocalist Monique Osorio bringing Jeff’s lyrics(and those of some great poets) to life. Besides Moni, the band consists of Jeff on keybords and saxophone, JD Walsh on guitars, Colin Bragg on bass, and percussionist John Arthur Brown Relay Station’s first album will be released in 2024.


Buddy Bolden is a short chamber composed in 2018. Planned for concert presentation in 2020, the global pandemic necessitated a pivot to web presentation. The opera, featuring the Edgewood Saxophone Trio and a stellar cast, is available for viewing as a YouTube playlist here. Click on the picture to go to the official website of the opera.
Anagrams is Jeff on saxophone and keyboards & JD Walsh on guitars, keys, and electronics. It’s your typical jazz / not jazz / folk / funk / electronica / pop duo - in other words, Anagrams is all over the musical map, rearranging itself from tune to tune. Balmat Records, based in Barcelona, issued Anagrams’ first full-length album, Blue Voices, in 2023. Click on the picture to go to the Anagrams website.


In recent years, Jeff has been increasingly involved in composing more formal music - what is usually called “contemporary classical.” His compositions have been performed not just in the Southeast, but in California, Como, Italy, and Seoul, South Korea. Clicking the picture will take you to the “Sound and Video” page, where you can view performances of “So Long” for solo saxophone and “Prelude and Fugue” for toy piano.

Sataraš Quartet