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Erik Jekabson Quintet

  • Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery Street San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States (map)

Trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson is a versatile performer with formidable jazz improvisation skills who has moved deftly between the worlds of creative improvisation, funk, and pop.

Erik has six albums under his own name, has toured with Illinois Jacquet, John Mayer, Galactic, and the Howard Fishman Quartet, and has performed at such notable venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Algonquin Room, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Madison Square Garden, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman.

As an arranger and composer, he’s written for both vocalists (Madeleine Peyroux, Ani DiFranco, Jane Krakowski, Jackie Ryan, Kenny Washington, Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, Sandy Cressman, Raz Kennedy, Shanna Carlson) and instrumental ensembles (San Francisco Symphony, the Stanford Jazz Orchestra, the Realistic Orchestra, the California State University East Bay Jazz Ensemble, the SF Composers Orchestra and his own Electric Squeezebox Orchestra).

This show features: Erik Jekabson (trumpet), Dave Ellis (saxophone), Dan Zemelman (guitar), John Wiitala (bass), Evan Hughes (drums)

Later Event: April 7
Paula West