Jeffrey White

Anneli, Jeff's mother, is of Estonian descent. Jeff and his younger brother Josh attended Calgary's Estonian supplementary school. He was eight years old when he started playing the bass.

Jeff White is a native Calgarian and attended the Calgary Estonian supplementary school where his mother Anneli taught Estonian songs. As a young teenager, he performed at the West Coast Estonian Days. Jeff started studying the bass at age eight. He has a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University and a member of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's bass section since 2006. Jeff became a permanent member of the bass section with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in 2006. He obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University where he studied with the renowned pedagogue Lawrence Hurst. He has also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Jeff was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada from 2000-2003. In 2004 he was the head of the bass section with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra before permanently joining the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Alberta's Estonian Heritage