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Farewell Jeffrey Poe
12/23/56 - 8/5/06
Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love, time is eternity.

(From a poem "FOR KATRINA'S SUN DIAL" by Henry van Dyke)

Grammy Award-winning engineer/mixer Jeffrey Clark Poe (Carlos Santana, Madonna, Guns ‘n’ Roses) passed away from a stroke on August 5, 2006 at the age of 49.
He is survived by
Karna Hanson, daughters Kestrel Hanson and Mally Hanson Mancilla, grandson Rylan Mancilla, his mother Gloria Poe Short, his sister Lisa Poe Elliott and his brother Gregory Poe.

It is a drag as Jeff was a really cool guy. Talented, and fun to spend time with. He is already missed by us all," says producer Matt Wallace. "He was one of the finest talents we had the pleasure of working with. We have never put out a record without him. He was much more than our artistic partner. Elan called him her 'muse'. He was and forever will be a member of our family," says Jan Carlo DeFan (Poe was nicknamed 'The Pirate' by the DeFan family). "He was one of the greatest guys I knew," says Poncho Tomaselli, a musician friend who called from the road to express his loss. "Jeff loved his work. We feel shock and grief
as friends of a special man who left us too soon. He's probably setting up studio up there somewhere and gathering few talented artists around him right now," says Claris Sayadian-Dodge.

Jeff Fogerty, Aurin Lahiri, Carolyn Lynch, Eric Friske and KC and Amie Porter are among friends who have contacted studioexpresso and would like to send their heartfelt sympathy to Karna and the entire Poe Family.
He lives in our hearts and in the music he left behind.

Jeff Poe
musician l arranger l engineer l mixer l producer

Poe at Chalice Studios
Photo: By The C

Poe was a Grammy Award-winning engineer & mixer. He was also one of Rock 'N Roll's finest Producers who combined experience with cutting edge technical expertise.
An avid ProTools user, Jeff was the first engineer to win the Grammy for Record Of The Year by mixing , Santana's groundbreaking 1999 Album Release (On Arista Records) "Supernatural" on Pro-Tools which has gone Diamond and sold 24 Million copies worldwide.

Having apprenticed and worked with Ron Nevison, Phil Ramon, Mike Clink, Antonio "LA" Reid & Babyface to name but a few, Poe sharpened his skills the old fashioned way… hard work. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Jeffrey made the Deans List and is an exceptionally gifted arranger and composer.

Poe mixed Carlos Santana's Shaman (Arista), the follow up to the hugely successful Supernatural cd. The album, executive-produced by L.A. Reid and co-produced by Clive Davis, debuted No. 1 in the U.S. according to SoundScan, and No. 2 on Music & Media's European Top 100 Albums Chart.He also worked with numerous talented musicians and songwriters like Elan (previously signed to EMI), JB Eckel, Aurin Lahiri and "Planet B."
The list of artists Poe has worked with include Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Kiss, Nelly Furtado, John Cougar Mellencamp, Brian McKnight, Ricky Martin, Madonna and Guns ‘n’ Roses.

L-R: Grammy Win: Clive Davis, KC Porter, Carlos Santana and Jeff Poe at Grammy Awards

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