Jeff’s groups, The Jeff Peretz Group and Abu Gara been performing for over 20 years in all of the major venues in NYC and have been featured in the St. Marx Park and Citibank Summer Concert Series’. His annual concerts for the Artist Performance Series at the Third Street Music Settlement have garnered rave reviews and have been known to attract audience members as diverse as jazz guitar master Jim Hall and bassist/composer Yosi Fine.

Because of their dedication to promoting peace and humanity, Abu Gara is often invited to perform for special events sponsored by the Seeds of Peace, The Parent’s Circle and The Daniel Pearl Foundation. As a sideman, Jeff has performed with everyone from modern jazz pioneer Stanley Clarke to Academy Award winning actor Tim Robbins. He is equally at home playing out with Grammy-nominated Latin Funk group Yerba Buena or Jazz standards with tenor saxophone phenom Eric Alexander. Jeff and his acoustic guitar have been heard accompanying Simon (Bad Company) Kirke, Daniel Merriweather and Mark Ronson (who he performed with at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall as Mark was honored at the Young Patrons Society’s annual Fall Masquerade Gala).


Daniel Merriweather performing “Change” – Live From The Artists Den



Daniel Merriweather performing “Red” – The Late Show with David Letterman



Jeff Peretz Group – Live at 3rd St. Music Settlement Artist Performance Series



Daniel Merriweather performing “Maybe I’m Amazed” live (featuring Corrinne Bailey Rae)



Daniel Merriweather performing “Cigarettes” – Live in Williamburg