Jeff’s songwriting collaborations including Sheryl Crow, Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz, John Paul White of Civil Wars, Augustana, Rob Thomas, Cider Sky, Guster, Natasha Bedingfield, Michelle Branch, Meiko, Holly Conlan, Liz Phair, Roger Daltry for The Who, Joe Cocker, Stevie Nicks, Counting Crows, Marc Broussard and many others. Recently, Trott wrote “I’ll Be Your Doctor” for Joe Cocker on his latest CD Fire it Up.
Produced the soon-to-be-released album for actress/singer- songwriter Leighton Meester, featuring the single Heartstrings. Meester is the star of "Gossip Girl" and the movie “Country Strong".
Produced Josh Radin's Wax Wings with the upcoming release "Beautiful Day" featuring a duet with Sheryl Crow.
Additional producer credits include: Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, San Diego rock band Augustana, Meiko, Mozella, Griffin House, Pete Francis from Dispatch, Adrienne Pierce's Fault Line, Samantha Stollenwerck's Carefree and a Tribute to Elliott Smith To: Elliott From: Portland.
He produced Max Gomez’s latest record Rule the World, featuring the single "Run from You” with a video directed by Keifer Sutherland.
movie + tv
Trott produced the soundtrack for the indie movie “Janie Jones” featuring Abigail Breslin and Allesandro Nivola.
Jeff was nominated for an Emmy for writing and producing the theme song for The Katie Show.
TV placements: Trott’s songs have gotten many placements in hit tv shows like “Parenthood,” “Greys Anatomy,” Reign as well as songs in American Idol, The Voice, X-Factor.
He scored a short film animation titled “Hose”.
In 2000, Trott recorded and produced his first solo album Dig Up The Astroturf with Portland electronic whiz kid Keith Schreiner. His reason for making a solo record was to understand “every aspect of making a record. Mastering, artwork, branding and PR in order to know firsthand what an artist goes through during the process of making a record.”
His latest “pet project” is with Canadian producer Rhys Fulber on a new project featuring Zero 7 singer Tom Leonard and songwriting genius Victoria Horn a.ka Lady V.
Currently, Trott records at Atomic Halo Studios in Santa Monica.