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Electric Squeezebox Orchestra Recording Session

February 6, 2015

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra plays ESP during a live recording session in San Francisco, California on December 6, 2014.

Musicians (on ESP)
Doug Morton, Trumpet (Arranger, Solo)
Erik Jekabson, Trumpet
Darren Johnston, Trumpet
Dave Scott, Trumpet
Kasey Knudsen, Alto Sax
Sheldon Brown, Alto Sax
Mike Zilber, Tenor Sax (Solo)
Marcus Stephens, Tenor Sax
Charlie Gurke, Bari Sax
Mitch Butler, Trombone
Rob Ewing, Trombone
Patrick B. Malabuyo, Trombone
Ken Yee, Bass Trombone
Jordan Samuels, Guitar
Grant Levin, Piano
Tommy Folen, Bass
Eric Garland, Drums


Tags: alto, bass, Bay-Area, BayTaper, Big-Band, Brass, california, Charlie-Gurke, composers, Darren-Johnston, Dave-Scott, Doug Morton, drums, Eric-Garland, Erik-Jekabson, grant levin, guitar, Jazz, jordan samuels, Kasey-Knudsen, ken yee, Live, Marcus-Stephens, Mike Zilber, mitch butler, music, musicians, patrick b. malabuyo, piano, Recording, Rob Ewing, San-Francisco, saxophone, session, Sheldon-Brown, tenor, Tommy Folen, trombone, trumpet, union


Categories: Local Jazz, Photos, Video






Erik Jekabson String-tet Live at the Red Poppy

January 19, 2013

The Erik Jekabson String-tet performing songs from their recently released album Anti-Mass, along with an unreleased tune called “Umm-Bop” featured here, live at the Red Poppy Art House in the Mission District of San Francisco on December 14, 2012.

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Erik Jekabson, Trumpet
Mike Zilber, Sax
Anthony Blea, Violin
Charith Premawardhana, Viola
John Wiitala, Bass
Smith Dobson, Drums and Vibes


Tags: Anthony Blea, art-house, bass, BayTaper, Charith-Premawardhana, drums, Erik-Jekabson, John-Wiitala, Live-Music, Mike Zilber, mission, Red-Poppy, San-Francisco, sax, Smith-Dobson, strings, stringtet, trumpet, vibes, Viola, Violin


Categories: Local Jazz, Photos, Recordings, Video






Jazz Mafia 12th Anniversary Show Live at the Fillmore

December 10, 2012

Check out this video montage of the Jazz Mafia celebrating their 12 Year Anniversary with a kickin’ live show at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco on November 18, 2012. It was such an epic show!


Tags: 12, Adam-Theis, anniversary, BayTaper, ben yonas, Brass, fillmore, Jazz, Jazz-Mafia, Joe-Bagale, Live-Music, San-Francisco, Symphony


Categories: Local Funk, Local Hip Hop, Local Jazz, Photos, Video






Jazz Mafia 12th Anniversary Fillmore Rehearsals

November 17, 2012

Members of the Jazz Mafia rehearse at Lennon Studios in San Francisco while preparing for their 12th Anniversary Show taking place tonight at the Fillmore. There are still tickets left, and this is not a show to miss, so clear your calendar and head over to what will surely be the best live music happening in the City tonight!

We’re beyond excited about playing this legendary venue, it’s one of the biggest events we’ve ever produced and it’s our first performance in SF with our Symphony in a year. The lineup for Saturday includes The Jazz Mafia Symphony performing music from Brass Bows & Beats, The Emperor Norton Suite, The Shotgun Wedding Quintet, Realistic Orchestra, Subharmonic, Dublin, Joe Bagale, Aima The Dreamer, Soulati, myself as musical director and 40 of SF’s finest music makers along with several other special guests such as the undisputed king of the turntables, DJ Qbert. — Adam Theis


Tags: adam thies, Brass, Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Jazz-Mafia, lennon studios, Live-Music, rehearsal, San-Francisco, strings, Symphony


Categories: Local Funk, Local Hip Hop, Local Jazz, Photos






San Francisco Symphony Rehearses Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible

October 31, 2012

The San Francisco Symphony rehearses on October 17, 2012 with Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski leading the Orchestra, soloists Elena Zaremba and Andrey Breus, and the SFS Chorus in Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible. These rehearsals and performances were the North American premiere of a recently discovered arrangement by Levon Atovmyan. You can learn more at SFGate and SFCV.


Tags: Andrey Breus, arrangement, choral, chorus, Classical, Davies Symphony Hall, Elena Zaremba, ivan the terrible, Levon Atovmyan, Live, music, Prokofiev, Ragnar Bohlin, rehearsal, San Francisco Symphony, San-Francisco, sfs, Vladimir Jurowski


Categories: Local Classical, Photos