Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present

Erik Jekabson Quartet
with special guest John Santos

Erik Jekabson and his quartet (Dan Zemelman, piano; Tommy Folen, bass; and David Flores, drums) are joined by percussion master and bandleader John Santos for an evening playing Erik's original music.

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA

$20 - To reserve tickets with your credit card, please call (510) 547-8188


Erik Jekabson is a freelance trumpet player, composer, arranger and educator who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is equally busy playing, composing and arranging for different bands, leading his own groups and teaching a wide variety of students.

Erik has six CDs out under his own name: his most recent album is "Erik Jekabson Quintet" (2017) on the Wide Hive Record Label. His other CDs are: A Brand New Take (2016) on the OA2 record label, and Erik Jekabson Quartet & John Santos: Live at the Hillside Club (2014), Anti-Mass (2012) , and Crescent Boulevard (2010) which are on his own Jekab's Music record label. His debut CD, Intersection, was recorded in New York in 2002 and released on the Fresh Sound/New Talent label.

As an arranger and composer, he's written for both vocalists (Madeleine Peyroux, Ani DiFranco, Jane Krakowski, Jackie Ryan, Kenny Washington, Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, Sandy Cressman, Raz Kennedy, Shanna Carlson) and instrumental ensembles. (San Francisco Symphony, the Stanford Jazz Orchestra, the Realistic Orchestra, the California State University East Bay Jazz Ensemble, the SF Composers Orchestra and his own Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, which plays every Sunday at Doc's Lab in San Francisco.)

Erik is the director of the Young Musicians Program at the California Jazz Conservatory.


Seven-time Grammy-nominated percussionist, US Artists Fontanals Fellow, and 2013-2014 SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director, John Santos, is one of the foremost exponents of Afro-Latin music in the world today.

Born in San Francisco, California, November 1, 1955, he was raised in the Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean traditions of his family, surrounded by music. The fertile musical environment of the San Francisco Bay Area shaped his career in a unique way.

His studies of Afro-Latin music have included several trips to New York, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil and Colombia. He is known for his innovative use of traditional forms and instruments in combination with contemporary music, and has earned much respect and recognition as a prolific performer, composer, teacher, writer, radio programmer, and record/event producer whose career has spanned four decades.

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