Jeff Hanley is a broadcaster, filmmaker, photographer, and voiceover artist in Silicon Valley.
His broadcast career comprises stints at KLOS/Los Angeles, KOME/San Jose, KZAM/Seattle, and KTYD/Santa Barbara. Jeff was the creator and program director of KJZZ/Seattle when those call letters debuted in the Northwest jazz scene.
In 1997, Jeff picked up the camera and began a second career in video and other visual media. That move led to a 15 year period directing teams of filmmakers, editors, writers, web developers, and other digital media specialists for major technology companies.
Now as host and producer of Jazz After Hours for PRI, he has returned to his love of playing jazz for listeners all over the world.
“The first year of hosting Jazz After Hours has been a thrill. I have so much respect for what jazz musicians are writing, playing, and recording today. It’s an honor to be able to share the music with my listeners. It’s a time of profound change in the music industry, but jazz players are definitely adapting to that change and finding new ways to get their music to people. I feel like it’s my job to support them by exposing my audience to as much of the new jazz as possible.”