"Listen up Miles Davis fans..." from the Austin American-Statesman and "... channels Miles Davis..." from The Daily Texan were early reviews when jazz trumpeter Jeff Lofton arrived from South Carolina in 2007 as a mostly unknown to Austin's music scene. Since then he's played at One World Theatre, established residencies at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Maria Maria, and taken jazz to unexpected places like Momo's and Antone's in Austin, as well as on the road to the Iridium Jazz Club in New York. The Statesman featured Lofton as a rising music star in the 2010 out and about 500: Music list, noting his "jumpstart" to the local music sene with "ubiquitous prescence and articulate advocacy." The Austin Chronicle placed Lofton's "Jazz to the People," in the Top 9 Austin Albums of 2009, and chose the Jeff Lofton Quartet as the critic's pick for best jazz band for their annual poll. Austin's NPR-affiliate KUT 90.5 placed "Jazz to the People" in the Top 10 Albums of 2009: DJ Picks.