Erik Jekabson Quartet & John Santos

Exciting jazz with latin colorings
Sunday, June 15th , 4pm
@ Silo's, Napa

Erik Jekabson, trumpet & flugelhorn
Grant Levin, piano
John Wiitala, bass
Smith Dobson V, drums
John Santos, percussion


Producer: Bill Hart

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by dickdanne on March 9, 2014

Review by Matt Collar:  “Trumpeter Erik Jekabson and his quartet performing live along with percussionist John Santos.  Both Jekabson and Santos (who received a Grammy nomination in the Best Traditional World Music category for his 2009 album La Guerra No) are highly respected educators and working musicians based in the Bay Area. Together, they make engaging, sophisticated jazz that touches upon post-bop, experimental modal music, and Latin jazz.  Jekabson’s compositions include the modal “Occupy,” the Afro-jazz-inspired “Like Kenny,” Monk’s “Rhythm-A-Ning” and Sonny Rollins’ “Pent-Up House.”  This is adventurous, organic music performed in front of a warmly receptive audience by a band that never fails to swing.”