Jeff Ayers has been a part of the Upstate New York music scene for the better part of two decades. He is a classically trained violinist, playing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra program as a child, and also playing electric violin in the progressive metal band Lore(1997-2003), and the experimental rock and roll band Skeletons in the Piano(2008-2014). He has shifted focus to his love of writing, studying creative writing and journalism at SUNY Oswego, and currently reviewing comic books for Comic Book Herald and graphic novels for Graphic Novel Reporter. His love of music keeps him connected to the thriving music scene in this area, and he is also working on an illustrated collection of short stories with the incredible local fine artist, Matt Mrowka.