Jeffrey Reynolds was born in Ohio, but spent most of his life in Southern California. A graduate of California State University at Long Beach, where taught students there. He was the bass trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic starting in1969. His major teachers were Robert Simmergren and Roger Bobo, with help from Robert Marsteller, Tommy Johnson, and Byron Peebles. His orchestra experience includes the symphonies of Long Beach, Downey, Dubut, American Youth, Orange County, San Francisco Ballet, San Diego, and Saint Louis. Chamber music experience includes the Summit Brass, the California Brass Quintet, L.A. Brass Society, the Los Angeles Brass, the Hollywood Trombones, L.A. Philharmonic Institute, and the Ojai Festivals.