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Erik Jekabson
Bay Area Trumpet Great

Erik Jekabson Sextet

w/ Special Guest John Santos

OCT 11–14 | NEW TRUMPET

Oct 12
Joe Henderson Lab

Far more than an essential creative catalyst on the Bay Area jazz scene, trumpeter, composer and bandleader Erik Jekabson has played a key role in bringing the region’s deep talent pool into the national spotlight. The founder and driving force behind the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, he’s built a welcoming sonic laboratory that’s inspired a steady flow of new compositions and arrangements from its creatively roiling ranks. But to fully experience Jekabson’s beautifully burnished sound there’s no better vehicle than his all-star sextet.

He introduced an earlier incarnation of the band on 2017’s Erik Jekabson Quintet (Wide Hive), which the Mercury News named as one of the year’s best jazz releases. Percussion maestro John Santos has been inching his way into Jekabson’s bands for several years, since joining the trumpeter’s quartet as guest star on the 2011 recording Live at the Hillside Club (Jekab’s Music). Santos contributed to two tracks on last year’s Quintet, and he’s a charter member of the expanded band documented on the new Erik Jekabson Sextet (Wide Hive), which showcases prolific masters (Santos and bassist John Wiitala) and brilliant improvisers who’ve been less visible in recent years (saxophonist Dave Ellis and guitarist Dave Mac Nab).

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The new Erik Jekabson Sextet showcases prolific masters and brilliant improvisers.

One of the leading lights of post-bop jazz in the San Francisco area.

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One of the leading lights of post-bop jazz in the San Francisco area.

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Erik Jekabson trumpet
Dave Ellis saxophones
Jeff Massanari guitar
John Wiitala bass
David Flores drums
John Santos percussion

A cutting-edge jazz player and writer.

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Personnel

Erik Jekabson trumpet
Dave Ellis saxophones
Jeff Massanari guitar
John Wiitala bass
David Flores drums
John Santos percussion

A cutting-edge jazz player and writer.

JazzTimes on Erik Jekabson

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