Wednesday, May 2, 7:30 pm at Rendon Hall at the California Jazz Conservatory
The Erik Jekabson Quintet performs original music by trumpeter Erik Jekabson. The band plays modern jazz with funk, fusion and latin jazz influences. Much of the music is groove-oriented and has lyrical melodies, but it also has modern and sophisticated harmonies. In addition to Jekabson, the band features Dave Ellis (saxophones), Dave MacNab (guitar), John Wiitala (bass), and David Flores (drums).
Erik has six CDs out under his own name: his most recent album is “Erik Jekabson Quintet” (2017) on the Wide Hive Record Label. Erik also co-produced and played on four other recordings which are widely available: The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra’s “The Falling Dream” and “Cheap Rent”, “Vista: the Arrival” and “New World Funk Ensemble”. He’s recorded as a sideman on numerous other jazz recordings, as well as doing session work in many other genres of music and on movie and video game soundtracks. He’s spent time on the road 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. When Erik Jekabson isn’t playing and composing, he’s teaching a wide variety of students and running the Young Musicians Program at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Wednesday night series at CJC is presented with financial support from AFM Musicians Union Local 6.
Tickets available through the CJC box office or at the door.
$20 general admission / $10 full-time students