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Erik Jekabson Quintet

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

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.

As an arranger and composer, he’s arranged for both vocalists (Madeleine Peyroux, Ani DiFranco, Jane Krakowski, Jackie Ryan, Kenny Washington, Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, Sandy Cressman, Raz Kennedy, Rachel Efron) and instrumental ensembles (San Francisco Symphony, Utah Symphony, Stanford Jazz Orchestra, Realistic Orchestra, California State University East Bay Jazz Ensemble, SF Composers Orchestra and his own Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, which plays every Sunday at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.).

Erik currently leads his own ensembles, and has brought them to notable venues including Stanford Jazz Workshop, SFJAZZ Center, the California Jazz Conservatory, The Sound Room and the Red Poppy Art House. 

Featuring: Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Kasey Knudsen, alto saxophone; Keith Saunders, piano; John Wiitala, bass; David Flores, drums

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