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Erik Jekabson Trio featuring Peter Barshay & Vince Lateano

Please come and join trumpeter Erik Jekabson with Bay Area legends Peter Barshay on bass and Vince Lateano on drums, in preparation for going into the studio. The trio will be playing standards, with their own unique arrangements.

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

Erik has four CDs out under his own name: his most recent album is Erik Jekabson Quartet & John Santos: Live at the Hillside Club, (2014) which, like Anti-Mass (2012) and Crescent Boulevard (2010), are on his own Jekab’s Music record label. A fourth CD, Intersection, was recorded in New York in 2002 and released on the Fresh Sound/New Talent label. He’s spent time on the road with Illinois Jacquet, John Mayer, Galactic, and the Howard Fishman Quartet, and has performed at such notable venues as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Algonquin Room, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Madison Square Garden, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman. Erik currently leads his own ensembles in the Bay Area, and has brought them to the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the DeYoung Museum, the SFJAZZ Center, Kuumbwa Jazz, the Jazzschool, the Napa Valley Jazz Society’s Parlor Series, Jazz at Pearl’s, The Sound Room, Pacifica Performances, the Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival, the Red Poppy Art House and the Piedmont Piano Company.

Peter Barshay is a bassist, arranger and composer who has worked on both coasts over his extensive career. A veteran bassist who has established a strong reputation over the years from his sideman work on both the New York City and Bay Area jazz scenes, Peter has performed with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin and Bobby McFerrin.

He started out as a classical cellist at the Manhattan School of Music but switched to double bass. “I ended up spending all my time at the Village Vanguard and whatever jazz clubs I could go to,” he says. “That’s kind of when I lost my desire to be a classical player.”

He worked in New York over the next 15 years playing with his own groups and alongside a host of jazz’s elite, including international tours with such venerable jazzmen as Lou Donaldson, Johnny Griffin, Lew Tabackin and Joe Chambers.

Peter currently appears with his own trio and as a side-man around the Bay Area. His numerous appearances at clubs and jazz festivals have taken him around the world, helping to establish his reputation as a solid, reliable bassist. Having soaked up a lifetime of sounds on both coasts — everything from salsa and straight ahead to funk-fusion, avant-garde and music derived from the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian traditions — he brings a wealth of experience to the musical table.

Barshay’s compositions are featured on his 2000 CD Pit of Fashion.

Vince Lateano is an American jazz drummer who has toured with numerous great jazz musicians over the years, including Cal Tjader, Woody Herman, Vince Guaraldi, and Stan Getz.

Vince was born in Sacramento, California, and was introduced to music by a family of musicians who lived close to him. He began playing the trumpet in the fourth grade, but switched to drums in the ninth grade and started playing pro. After a hitch in the US Army, he moved to San Francisco in 1966 and still resides there. Vince joined Cal Tjader's band in 1978, and played with him until Tjader died in 1982. Vince drummed on six of Tjader's albums.

Vince can be found teaching percussion at the Monterey Jazz Festival education program during the summer.

Tickets for this show are $15 and are available at the link below or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before showtime. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.