A thoughtfully cerebral performer known for his sophisticated jazz chops, trumpeter/composer Erik Jekabson first emerged as a freelancer in the Bay Area in the late '90s. Based in San Francisco, Jekabson balances his time between performing and teaching, holding positions at the California Jazz Conservatory, Los Medanos College, and Diablo Valley College. While post-bop jazz is his forte, albums like 2012's Anti-Mass, 2017's Erik Jekabson Sextet, and 2018's The Falling Dream, with his big band the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, are anything but predictable, showcasing forays into Latin rhythms, funk, and chamber string music. A native of Berkeley, California, Jekabson started playing music at an early age, eventually settling on the trumpet at age ten. By his teens, his playing had landed him a spot touring Japan with the Monterey Jazz ...
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