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Jeff Cox

Assistant Professor of Music

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  • Bachelor of Music, Belmont University
  • Master of Arts, Middle Tennessee State University


Professor Jeff Cox currently serves as the Coordinator of Commercial Instrumental Music. He still maintains a busy performing and recording schedule and feels blessed to be able to use his talents to entertain and educate others. Professor Cox has toured, performed and/or recorded with many well known artists and groups including: Grammy Award winning jazz guitarist, Earl Klugh; Jazz artsists, Nelson Rangell and Nnenna Freelon; fingerstyle guitarist, Pete Huttlinger; recording artists Tim Rushlow, Lorrie Morgan, Trisha Yearwood, country legend, Ray Price, Billy Ray Cyrus and John Berry; Christian recording artists Kathy Trocolli, Jim Brickman, Greg Long, Lisa Bevill, Billy Sprague, Clay Crosse, Aaron Jeffrey, Sierra, Solomon’s Wish, Tony Vincent, Nicole Smith, and Sam Levine. Other artists include Engelbert Hummperdinck, The Marvellettes, The Mills Brothers, The Tommy Dorsey Big Band, The Spinners, The Coasters. He has performed musicals and revues such as Evita, Grease, Mama Mia, Little Shop of Horrors, The Sinatra Legacy, Swingin’ on the River, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Now That’s Country, and Swing! Professor Cox is an alumnus of the Walt Disney College Band Program.

Areas of Expertise/Research Interests

  • Commercial Music Ensemble
  • Commercial Music History
  • Commercial Music Theory
  • Guitar Ensemble World Music and Cultre
  • 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.