Erik is a Bay Area Musician, currently living in North Berkeley. He just graduated in May 2006 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with a master's degree in composition and is now working as a freelance composer, arranger and trumpeter, leading his own bands as well as playing with bands like the Happy Hour, the Kenny Dorham Project, the Fred Randolph Quintet, Realistic Orchestra, Mitch Marcus Quintet +13, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet-Lickers, and the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra. Erik is also currently teaching at the Jazzschool, the San Francisco Waldorf Middle School, and City College of Berkeley. Erik moved to San Francisco in July 2003 after spending the last five years in Brooklyn, New York, and putting out his debut solo CD Intersection on the Fresh Sound/New Talent label. His groups performed in venues such as The Knitting Factory, the Cornelia Street Cafe, HERE Performing Arts Space, and Jazz at Detour. He also was a member of the Howard Fishman Quartet, which performed their music in such venues as the Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, Joes Pub at the Public Theater, and the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, as well as touring throughout the northeast. Erik also played with singer/songwriter Amy Kohn, Justin Mullen's Delphian Jazz Orchestra, jazz singer Vanessa Trouble, the Sean Smith Quartet, the Illinois Jacquet Big Band, in the Off-Broadway show The Jazz Singer , and spent a year on the road with pop singer John Mayer
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Intersection, Jekabson's debut on Fresh Sound New Talent,
trumpeter's considerable gifts as a cutting-edge jazz player
and writer.- David
A moody and introspective album, Intersection is a must-hear
for fans of
serious modern improvisation.- All Music Guide
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Teaching at the Jazzschool in Berkeley,t Los Medanos College, Chabot
College,Cal State East Bay, the Stanford Jazz Workshop, Jazzcamp West,
Lafayette Jazz Workshop and the Waldorf School in San Francisco.