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Erik Telford

Erik Telford grew up in Steinbeck country in a sleepy town called Pacific Grove, located on the central coast of California. As a teenager he was closely associated with the Monterey Jazz Festival and as a senior in high school, he became the first recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship given by the Monterey Jazz Festival to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Berklee, Erik studied jazz composition and trumpet with Greg Hopkins, classical composition with Dennis Leclaire and Vuk Kulenovic and orchestral conducting with George Monseur and David Callahan

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54th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival September 16 - 18

The 54th Monterey Jazz Festival, three-time winner of the JazzTimes Readers poll for “World's Best Jazz Festival" takes place September 16 to September 18 at the Monterey Fairgrounds, home to the Festival for 54 consecutive years. Described as “a cultural colossus" by the San Jose Mercury News and “a mecca for true jazz fans" by the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Austin-Based Trumpeter Erik Telford to Appear with His Sextet, the Erik Telford Collective, at Kuumbwa (Santa Cruz) 1/13 & Jazzschool (Berkeley) 1/15

Austin-Based Trumpeter Erik Telford to Appear with His Sextet, the Erik Telford Collective, at Kuumbwa (Santa Cruz) 1/13 & Jazzschool (Berkeley) 1/15

Austin trumpeter/composer Erik Telford returns to his native California in January 2011 to perform two concerts with his Texas-based sextet, the Erik Telford Collective—on Thursday 1/13, at Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz, and Saturday 1/15, at the Jazzschool in Berkeley. The shows are in support of his debut CD Kinetic, which Telford released earlier this year on ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Announcing the Winners of the "Erik Telford - Kinetic" Contest

Announcing the Winners of the "Erik Telford - Kinetic" Contest

Jason Adams, Robert Klevan, Ronald Holst and Martin Brandt, Congratulations! You're the lucky winners of the “Erik Telford - Kinetic“ giveaway. All About Jazz will contact you about claiming your prize. We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the contest and please visit Erik Telford's website for the latest information. Enjoy the music! Your Friends ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Erik Telford: Kinetic

Read "Kinetic" reviewed by Joshua Weiner

From the vibrant music scene of Austin, Texas comes Kinetic, the excellent solo recording debut of trumpeter/bandleader Erik Telford. The album features seven memorable, groove-heavy original tunes by the leader, played by a crack ensemble that contributes characterful comping and soloing galore. The band's sound lies somewhere between that of Miles Davis's bands of the early ...

NEWS: CONTEST

Enter the "Erik Telford - Kinetic" Giveaway

Enter the "Erik Telford - Kinetic" Giveaway

All About Jazz members are invited to enter the “Erik Telford - Kinetic“ giveaway contest starting today. We'll select FOUR winners at the conclusion of the contest on June 10th. Click here to enter the contest (Following Erik Telford at AAJ automatically enters you in the contest.) Good luck! About Erik Telford Erik Telford ...

Take Five with Erik Telford

Read "Take Five with Erik Telford" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Erik Telford: A native of Pacific Grove (CA), Telford has performed as a sideman or leader at the Monterey, Montreux, North Sea, Melbourne, and Yokohama Honmoku jazz festivals. He's shared the stage with Bill Berry, George Bohannan, Maria Schneider, Joshua Redman, James Williams, Jon Faddis, Wynton Marsalis, and Louie Bellson, among other artists. Telford currently ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Erik Telford - Kinetic (2010)

Erik Telford - Kinetic (2010)

By Pico We all know that Austin, TX is a hotbed for music, with so many artists located there to take advantage of its vibrant scene. Normally when we think of Austin music, blues-rock, roots, folk and singer-songwriter acts come to mind, like The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Eric Johnson, Monte Montgomery, Marcia Ball and James McMurtry, just ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Jazz Session #158: Erik Telford

The Jazz Session #158: Erik Telford

Trumpeter Erik Telford finds a balance between the electric and the acoustic on his new CD, Kinetic (EJT Music, 2009) and on his 2-CD/DVD set Live At The Hideout Theatre. In this interview, Telford talks about making music in Austin, TX; the evolution of his musical concept over time; and his bands success in appealing to ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 8, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 2 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 231 250 -19 0 55 1 7 2 2 1 Steve Hobbs Vibes, Straight Up (Challenge) 184 228 -44 0 42 1 9 3 35 — Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 175 78 +97 30 56 3 ...


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