Faculty & Staff

Jeff Cox

  • Assistant Professor of Music
  • School of Music and Worship Arts
  • Bachelor of Music, Belmont University
  • Master of Arts, Middle Tennessee State University

Contact Info

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  • Office: 615-248-1292

Jeff Cox is director of the commercial music division at the School of Music and Worship Art. He teaches Applied Electric and Upright Bass and is a seasoned musician. Holding a Bachelor of Music in commercial music from Belmont University and a Master of Arts in jazz studies from Middle Tennessee State University.He is currently pursuing his DMA in music education from William Carey University. Jeff  is the founder of Trevecca's commercial jazz ensembles, Fuze and Element.

Jeff is an alumnus of the Walt Disney College Band Program, and his notable recordings include the Grammy-nominated "Spice of Life" by Earl Klugh and the holiday favorite "Big Band Classic Christmas" by country artist Tim Rushlow. He often shares the stage with jazz and country artists such as Earl Klugh, Nelson Rangell and Nnenna Freelon, Lorrie Morgan, Trisha Yearwood, Ray Price and John Berry. His diverse musical journey includes performances with multiple Christian artists and theatrical groups.

Jeff and his wife, Julie, reside in the Nashville area and have three children.

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

  • Commercial Music Ensemble
  • Commercial Music History
  • Commercial Music Theory
  • Guitar Ensemble World Music and Culture
  • The Working Musician

Highlights and Recordings

  • Brian Fullen. Jazz Standards for Drumset : A Comprehensive Guide to Authentic Jazz Playing Using 12 Must-Know Tunes. Alfred Publishing: USA, 2005.
  • Earl Klugh. Spice of Life. Koch Records: USA, 2008.
  • Tim Rushlow, Big Band Classic Christmas. Row Entertainment: USA, 2015.
  • Tim Rushlow. Live from the Rosewall. Row Entertainment: USA, 2016.
  • Walt Disney World, Entertainment Arts Ensemble and Big Band, Bassist, 1992.