Jeff Sipe

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Jeff Sipe
Jeff Sipe with Phil and Friends.jpg
Jeff Sipe with Phil and Friends Photo: Josh Atlas
Background information
Birth name Jeffrey Lee Sipe
Also known as Apt. Q258
Born (1959-01-31) January 31, 1959 (age 56)
Berlin, Germany
Genres Rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, jam music
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active since 1972
Labels SCI Fidelity
Associated acts Jeff Sipe Group
Bela Fleck
Phil Lesh & Friends
Keller Williams
Aquarium Rescue Unit
Susan Tedeschi
Jimmy Herring
Shawn Lane
Jonathan Scales
Jonas Hellborg
Jazz Is Dead
Debashish Bhattacharya
Website Apartment-Q258 Jeff
Notable instruments
Drum Set

Jeff Sipe (born January 31, 1959, Berlin, Germany) is an American drummer. He is a rock and jazz fusion drummer, however, he is proficient in many other styles which he has demonstrated in his decades of drumming. He is a founding member of Aquarium Rescue Unit along with Col. Bruce Hampton. He also played with the self-applied Cajun Slamgrass Band Leftover Salmon and in the Zambiland Orchestra, an experimental big band featuring members of Phish, Widespread Panic and others.[1] He toured in 2011 with Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet, Sipe recently has toured with Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe and Jimmy Herring Band. He has been said to "live for music" by Herring, who says though he and Sipe have now known each other for years, Jeff Sipe remains his first choice of any drummer around with whom to play.[2] Currently (2015), Jeff is on tour with with Warren Haynes and the Ashes to Dust band. They were recently featured on The Conan O'Brien Show.


Aquarium Rescue Unit[edit]

  • Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert, Vol. 2 (2007)
  • The Calling (1997)
  • In a Perfect World (1994)
  • eeePee (1994)
  • Mirrors of Embarrassment (1993)
  • Col. Bruce Hampton & the Aquarium Rescue Unit (1992)

Hellborg, Lane, Sipe[edit]

Project Z[edit]

  • Lincoln Memorial (2006)[3]
  • Project Z (2001)

Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll and Sipe[edit]

Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet[edit]

  • Jeff Coffin & the Mutet - LIVE! - Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet (2011) []
  • DUET - w/Jeff Coffin (2011) []
  • Bloom - Jeff Coffin Mu'tet (2006) []


  • Lifeboat - Jimmy Herring Band (2008)
  • Original Boardwalk Style - Trey Anastasio and the Undectet (2008)
  • Bryan Lopes Trio Volume 1 - Bryan Lopes (2008)
  • Improvision – Alex Machacek, Jeff Sipe, Matthew Garrison (2007)
  • Timeless – Jeff Sipe (2006)
  • Decade 1996-2005 - Joseph Patrick Moore (2006)
  • Jeff Sipe, Paul Hanson, Jonas Hellborg – Jeff Sipe, Paul Hanson, Jonas Hellborg (2005)
  • Drum n Bass Society Volume 1 - Joseph Patrick Moore (2004)
  • Live! Volume 1 - Jeff Sipe & the Apartment Projects
  • "Temporary Eternity" - Barry Richman (1997)
  • "Blues From Mars, Volume 1"-Blues From Mars (2005)
  • "Blues From Mars, Volume 2"- Blues From Mars (2007)


  1. ^ Jeff Sipe Bio on JamBase,, Retrieved July 8, 2008.
  2. ^ The Lifeboat Interview (video on Google)The Lifeboat Interview (video on Google) cited July 15, 2009
  3. ^ Jeff Sipe Discography,, Retrieved July 8, 2008

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