JEFF ESPINOZA is from Los Angeles, California where he graduated with degrees in Psychology and Ethnic Studies at California State University, Fullerton. He combined his love of music along with his studies and work with autistic children while playing in a number of bands in California.
Seeking to perfect his musical knowledge, Jeff studied Composition, Voice, Piano & Music Theory, and Recording Techniques at Orange Coast College and California State University, Fullerton and also attending numerous Recording and Songwriting Seminars in Los Angeles. Jeff studied Bel Canto with Inés de Rivadeneira for ten years to further develope h...is vocal technique.
Jeff arrived in Spain in 1980 with the Californian group “No Justice” and progresively became part of the Spanish musical panaroma playing with the legendary “Flying Gallardos” with whom he recorded his first album in Spain.
Later on Jeff became the lead vocalist and lyricist with the Vargas Blues Band, recording three albums (“Madrid to Memphis”, “Blues Latino”, and “Texas Tango”), before forming RED HOUSE with Francisco Simón. Since 1998 they have recorded six Cds (“Red House”, “Hold On”, “Captured Live”, “Rattlesnake Road”, “Chihuahua Boogie”, and their latest effort “Red House Hits 1997-2012”) all received to critical acclaim by the music press of Spain.
Jeff has composed and written lyrics to more than 500 songs in diverse styles, and has collaborated with numerous artists such as “Blue Lou” Marini, Steve Cropper and the Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroid, The Blues Brothers, Chris Rea, Junior Wells, Flaco Jimenez, El Gran Wyoming, Lonnie Brooks, Larry Graham, Larry McCray, Preston Shannon, Larry T. Thurston, El Chojin, Double Troble (Stevie Ray Vaughn), and Gene Taylor (Canned Heat, The Blasters, and The Fabulous Thunderbirds), etc.