September 13, 2013
Trumpeter Erik Jekabson’s quartet features some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians. Expect an evening of groove, lyrical improvisation, subtlety and sonic exploration of Jekabson’s original compositions, written specifically for this ensemble. The open-ended music leaves lots of room for interesting cross-rhythms, vamps and dialogue between the quartet and world-renowned percussionist John Santos — imagine a cross between Miles Davis’s “Bitches Brew,” New Orleans swamp funk, and Brazilian sambas. Featuring Jekabson on trumpet, Grant Levin on piano, John Wiitala on bass, Smith Dobson on drums and John Santos on percussion.