“The Coates Brass Band, under the able direction of Douglas Hedwig, played with enthusiasm and delicate ensemble work. Of particular note was the wonderful Eb cornet playing of Jeff Stockham. The ensemble managed to tame these notoriously difficult 19th century instruments.”

    —Jeffry Nussbaum, President, Historic Brass Society, reviewing The Coates
        Brass Band: "QUICKSTEP: Brass Band Music of the Civil War"

"...The melancholy elegance of the Gershwins’ 'I Loves You Porgy,' (is) highlighted by a show-stopping trumpet solo by Jeff Stockham, backed by blues-drenched ensemble sections by the entire band...The theme from NPR’s 'All Things Considered' swings solidly, as does the moving, multi-textured 'Shimmer,' featuring fantastic French horn jazz by the aforementioned Jeff Stockham, well-known as a member of the T.S. Monk Octet."

    —Fritz the Nite Owl Jazz, WJZA, Columbus OH, reviewing CNY Jazz
        Orchestra: "Then, Now & Again"

"He's the premiere cat in the world right now playing jazz on the French horn."

    —Howard Johnson, renowned Jazz tuba player & baritone saxophonist,
four-time winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll

“In my opinion, Jeffrey Stockham is one of today's most brilliant trumpeters. I've had the pleasure of performing with him many times under many circumstances over the past decade. He's big time whether he's playing lead or not. But Mr. Stockham takes things one step further. He is a brass master of the first order. And to that end, he has become the finest French horn player in Jazz today. In fact, he may be the greatest jazz French horn player of all time. I've heard none better. In the footsteps of David Amram, and Julius Watkins, he has forged ahead with a brilliant tone and a lyric sense that is matched by none other on the instrument. He makes the horn timeless. He's really someone to hear!”

    —T.S. Monk

"I had the great pleasure of playing with Jeff on a recent tour with George Gruntz and was completely knocked out by his creativity and execution on the French horn. His musicianship and artistry are truly inspiring."

   —Gary Smulyan, four-time winner of the DownBeat Critics and Readers
        Polls for Baritone Saxophonist of the Year

"Trumpeter Jeff Stockham’s solo erupts with Satchmo swagger before he switches to his throaty French horn with a beautiful and legato vibrato. "

    —Austin Pillon, University of Arizona, reviewing a 2010 show by
        Monk On Monk

“‘Artist’s Arteriology’ inspired by an old Swiss song is anthemic and has a lovely warm solo by the French horn of Jeff Stockham. You can almost smell the clean air of the Alps. I wish it was longer than the 2:58 length.”

    —Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition, reviewing George Gruntz Concert Jazz
        Band, “Matterhorn Matters”

“Joining the Presbybop Quartet for this session (is) trumpet man Jeff Stockham, a rising light from Upstate New York who is equally at home on mellow flugelhorn as well as hot bop trumpet solos.”

    —George Graham, producer

“Trumpeter Jeff Stockham is a particular stand-out.”

    —Ron Bierman, Rambles Magazine, reviewing Bill Carter & the
        Presbybop Quartet, “Fragile Incarnation”

“Earlier in the set, trumpeters Jeff Stockham (who also plays French horn) and (Don) Sickler blew some fancy stuff as they chased one another through a couple of choruses in the midst of "Epistrophy"; it sounded very much like Duke Ellington's wild "Trumpets in Spades" recording of nearly 60 years ago.”

    —Philip Elwood, San Francisco Examiner

“The band finished off with an encore of “C Jam Blues,” featuring some fine solo work on French horn by Jeff Stockham, bringing this unconventional salute to the Duke to a close.”

    —Roanna Forman, Jazz.com, reviewing “Dreaming The Duke” at

“(Conductor Ron) Spigelman announced a bonus number from the stage and brought forward the guest trumpeter, Jeff Stockham, whose instrumental and vocal performance of “I Can’t Get Started With You,” earned boisterous cheers and applause.”

    —Linda Loomis, Syracuse Post-Standard, reviewing the Syracuse
        Symphony’s 2010 Big Band Bash concert