Jeff Miers

Executive Director

Jeff Miers is a music journalist and musician living and working in Buffalo, NY.

Miers was the Music Critic for The Buffalo News from 2002 to 2023. Since then, he has been continuing to cover the Western New York music scene through a variety of outlets, including his Miers on Music blog on Substack, his site, and in Buffalo Spree Magazine, as well as through his podcast, Why Music Matters with Jeff Miers.

Miers became Executive Director of SAMF in July of 2023. “My goal is to build upon SAMF’s dedication to fostering and promoting music education programs and initiatives in Buffalo and Western New York, and thereby deepening access to (and appreciation of) Americana music in all its forms throughout the region,” he says.

Miers was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2008. He was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2014, as both journalist and musician.