Jeff and the CTS Band did an incredible job bring this event together amidst the COVID-19 Quarantine from a Helicopter Hanger in the Arizona desert on April 25, 2020.
Jeff Senour, a true Renaissance man, Pilot by day, Rocker by night.
Over 15 years ago Jeff formed the rock band CTS- Called To Serve. Fueled with a passion for music since childhood, singer/songwriter Jeff Senour formed CTS to inspire people of all ages to live their dreams and honor our real American Heroes. Ever since it’s inception, Jeff’s mission for the band was to pass along a message of the American dream through music. The band’s dedication to our Military, Police, Firefighters and First Responders has placed their music in numerous festivals, Military events, fundraisers and charities across the nation.
Jeff’s vigor for life carries over as well to his aviation career. Starting as a Flight Instructor at Van Nuys Airport in California, Jeff went on to fly famous celebrities in Learjets as well as becoming a Screen Actors Guild movie Pilot and Helicopter News Pilot in Hollywood with credits in “True Lies”, “Executive Decision”, “Silence Of The Lambs”, “Hot Shots” to name a few. In 1993, Jeff hired on as a Pilot for Southwest Airlines and recently retired as a Senior Captain for Southwest. He enjoyed the culture of one of the most iconic Airlines in the world and after millions of miles and thousands of passengers, he always enjoyed inspiring his customers with some fun and inspiration. You could catch Jeff many times actually performing with his custom Taylor guitar, a gift from Gary Kelly CEO for winning the President’s Award and often singing to his passengers before their flight.
The musical journey of CTS and Jeff as a Singer/Songwriter has garnered the band numerous awards from album of the year and video of the year with several music organizations, the Founders Award with Military Writer’s Society and the President’s Award with Southwest Airlines. “Can’t Get Off This Train” hit the National Top 100 radio charts in 2008 and has had other radio play along the way as well. “Way Back Home” was placed in a movie called Searching For Home dedicated to our Military. The powerhouse sound of CTS consists of Jeff
Senour, Dylan Elliott, Joe McGinnity and Jerry Nuzum all world class musicians on their own, have joined together to create the high octane sound of CTS. The band has performed all over the country in various venues and opened for numerous National Artists. CTS performs in cities around America, it’s one of a CTS – Called To Serve kind show called “Freedom Rock Experience”. The concert is a multi media rock show, placing high school or college orchestras on stage for a high energy performance with up to 250 students rocking the stage with CTS. Honoring the real American Hero from Military, Police, Firefighters and Teachers, the show is designed to inspire our youth of today, to live their dreams. Jeff’s passion for making dreams become realities is evident in his life besides as a musician.
CTS has performed in the Pentagon, Pearl Harbor, USS Midway and venues across America for many well known organizations such as Medal Of Honor, Hispanic Medal Of Honor Society, Legacy Of Valor, Pentagon, Snowball Express – honoring our widows and children who have lost a loved one in Military Service, Patriot Guard Riders, Operation Homefront, American Fallen Warrior Memorial Foundation, Defense Intelligence Agency, World Trade Memorial, Families Raising Hope and more.
In 2013, CTS was featured at the acclaimed NAMM Music Convention on the main stage with over 100 students from Esperanza and Yorba Linda High Schools. In 2015 Jeff was awarded the President’s Award with Southwest Airlines for his commitment to honoring our Veterans and inspiring our youth through his music. Recently CTS performed on the USS Midway celebrating the birthday of the oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor, Ray Chavez. At 105 years old, Ray enjoyed a full blown rock performance from CTS.
Recently, CTS teamed up with Top Fuel Drag racer Doug Herbert, with their release of “Quarter Mile”. Inspired by 7 time land speed record holder Valerie Thompson.
Jeff’s newest endeavor is a TV show ,produced by RAD TV ,called “Backstage Pass with Jeff Senour” As the host JEFF interviews on set at KOCT Studios and on location across America often doing complex aerial segments. From Medal of Honor recipients to Rock and Roll Hall of fame musicians Jeff’s guests are incredible,interesting people doing extraordinary things. Highly successful the show is available on ROKU, C-Suite, Vimeo,YouTube,RAD TV with more new platforms upcoming.