Hi, I'm Jeff Kimball.

I'm an all-around music guy: Theatre Music Director, Improvisational Pianist, Performer, Composer, Keyboard Programmer, and more.

Some days I'm a Musical Director in theatres around the Greater Boston area and at ImprovBoston, and a Musician/Actor/Educator at Urban Improv.

Some days I'm one third of the Phil Henry Acoustic Trio, playing acoustic & electric mandolin, accordion, keyboards, toy piano, and anything else that makes noise. Other days I'm one half of The Furies, a jazz/pop piano-vocal duo.

Gigs, shows, & performances:

Reviews

Spring Awakening

"Jeff's musical direction brings out the best in his cast and his musicians. The onstage orchestra sounds terrific." - Tony Annicone, The Theater Mirror

RENT

"Let me start with the orchestra. It seemed like the actors were performing with the original sound track. The orchestra consisted of five musicians under the direction of Jeff Kimball. Their playing was top notch and certainly one of the best theater orchestras I have heard." - Dominique Doiron; Woonsocket Patch

The Full Monty

"Jeff makes this jazzy pop score soar with his 6-piece orchestra while playing lead keyboards. They sound fabulous and he makes the harmonies soar in the numbers." - Tony Annicone, The Theater Mirror

My Theatre Resume

Music Director:

Bat Boy:  Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 2016
Urinetown: Ghost Light Players, Marlborough, MA 2015
Les Misérables: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2015
Jesus Christ Superstar: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2015
Bye Bye Birdie:  Footlight Club, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 2014
Spamalot: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2014
How to Succeed in Business… : Theatre at the Mount, Gardner, MA 2014
Always … Patsy Cline: Suffolk Theater, Riverhead, NY 2014
Godspell Ghost Light Players, Marlborough, MA 2014
The Secret Garden: New Players Theatre Guild, Fitchburg, MA 2014
Annie: Crescendo Theatre Co., Worcester, MA 2014
Les Misérables: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2013
Spring Awakening: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2012
The Full Monty: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2012
The Secret Garden: Amazing Things Theatre, Framingham MA 2012
The Producers: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2011
Fame: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2011
Rent: Encore Repertory Co., Woonsocket, RI 2011
Guys & Dolls: Basically Broadway, Newton, MA 2010
A Funny Thing … Forum: Westborough Players, Westborough, MA 2010
Godspell: Nashoba Players, Westford, MA 2009
Lil' Abner: Diamond Middle School, Lexington, MA 2009
Anne of Green Gables: Westborough Players, Westborough, MA 2008
Once Upon A Mattress: Doane Stuart School Theatre Society, Albany NY 2004
Pippin: RPI Players, Troy NY 2003

Director:

Once Upon A Mattress: Doane Stuart School Theatre Society, Albany NY 2004
Harvey: Doane Stuart School Theatre Society, Albany NY 2003
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Society, Troy, NY 2002
God (A Play): RPI Players, Troy, NY 2000
An Evening of Performance RPI Players, Troy, NY 1999

Other:

Yagapella Youth A Cappella: Musical Director 2002-2004
Rensselyrics (Contemporary Collegiate A Cappella): Musical Director 2000-2002
Sheer Idiocy (Comedy Improv Troupe): Member 1997-2004, Artistic Director 2001-2002

Additional Training:

Music Directorial Intensive at Goodspeed Musicals: Masterclasses with Kelli Barclay, Gabriel Barre, Michael O'Flaherty, Adam Souza, William Thomas, Dan Pardo, Dan DeLange

Other Skills:

Sight reading, improvisational piano, jazz piano, conducting from piano or podium
Advanced piano; intermediate mandolin, accordion, guitar, bass, & bouzouki.
Orchestral & vocal arranging, a cappella vocal arranging, vocal percussion.
Software platforms: Mainstage, Finale, Sibelius, MS Office
Excellent organization & multitasking skills.

Get in touch!