His skills on the guitar are becoming formidable while still exhibiting a maturity of taste and judgement.
— Ben Monder
 
 

Vaughn Stoffey has emerged as one of the premier guitarists of a new generation of musicians shaping the landscape in New York City. Born in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania in 1993, he studied as a teenager with such jazz luminaries as Pat Martino and Vic Juris before attending the New England Conservatory of Music, BM ‘15, where he studied primarily under the guidance of Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil, and Miguel Zenon, among others. During this period of time, Vaughn also developed a close relationship with Saxophonist/Composer David Liebman, who he credits as his most influential musical mentor to date.

 

His relationship with David Liebman propelled him to pursue his Masters in Music at the Manhattan School of Music, MM ‘18, during which he furthered his musical studies with Tabla Master Samir Chatterjee and pianist Phil Markowitz.

He has performed with a number of jazz luminaries such as David Liebman, Gene Perla, and Ian Froman, and continues to be an active member of the musical community in New York City, where he currently resides.