Jekabson, Erik

Jekab’s Music, 2014CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: We touted Erik as one of a select group of young musicians breathing new life into jazz with his release of Anti-Mass. He continues along those lines with Live at The Hillside Club (Berkeley, CA – October 2011). His band is playing together for the first time and performing six new originals! The spontaneity creates a dynamic vibe that excited the audience. Jekabson plays trumpet with Grant Levin (p), John Wiitala (b) and Smith Dobson (d). Bandleader John Santos (perc) serves as the cohesive element in the mix. The program is mostly relaxed tempo, soothing tunes that bring the listener into the fold with energetic, fresh covers of “Rhythm-a-ning” and “Pent-up House” driving the heart rate!


Publicist: Erik Jekabson