Jeff Coffin to be inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

The Dave Matthews Band, whose members include Jeff Coffin of the Blair School of Music jazz faculty, has been announced as a 2024 inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. A saxophonist, composer, and educator, Coffin is a three-time Grammy Award winner as a member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and joined the Dave Matthews Band in 2009. He was appointed to the Blair faculty in 2015.

“What an incredible moment to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with my Dave Matthews Band brothers!” said Jeff Coffin, commenting from Europe, where the band is currently on tour. “We don’t do what we do for the awards or accolades, we do it for the music, but to be recognized by our peers is truly a great honor. I’m happy to represent Vanderbilt and our amazing Blair School of Music, and to remind our students that dreams do indeed come true!”

“We are so proud of Jeff and the band for this accomplishment, Jeff’s deep dedication to music education, and incredible ambassadorship for Vanderbilt and the Blair School,” said Ryan Middagh, director of the Blair jazz program.

The 2024 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Saturday, October 19 at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

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