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Erik Jekabson Quartet – A Tribute to Charlie Parker
Busy trumpeter-composer-arranger-educator brings a quartet to celebrate Bird
Erik Jekabson, trumpet & flugelhorn
Keith Saunders, piano
John Wiitala, bass
Hamir Atwal, drums
Erik Jekabson is a trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is equally busy playing and composing for different bands, leading his own groups, (the Erik Jekabson Sextet, the String-tet and the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra) teaching a wide variety of students and running the Young Musicians Program at the California Jazz Conservatory.
Erik has eight CDs out under his own name, has also co-produced and played on five other recordings. 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. (More detail on Erik’s website.)
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