His music still holds power, despite it being 20 years since the release of his only studio album Grace and over 17 years since his untimely death.
Interviews with Buckley expose his unpredictable character ranging from quiet and guarded to candid and revealing. Either way, one thing’s for sure: Jeff Buckley could never be relied on for an easy interview.
"He had a whole mythology that was kind of growing up around him," musician Jen Cloher remembers. "He was a bit edgy. You couldn't quite categorise Jeff Buckley. I think there was a bit of intrigue as well. Who was this guy? It was really fresh."
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who was a friend of Buckley’s, says he possessed a star quality.
"What made him that person? I have no idea. But he was that person," he recalls.
"He was this amazing, unique kind of spirit that everyone was kind of drawn to. He had that quality that superstars have. But he unfortunately didn't live long enough for that to be exposed to everyone."