ERIC JACOBSON QUARTET
Joy Spring - The Music of Clifford Brown
“Eric maintains a focused but broad lexicon exhibiting his mastery of both classic and contemporary "straight-ahead" trumpet style. Eric plays strong, assured technique, a hip dark sound on the trumpet, and expressive without gimmicks. Eric has now taken his place among the elite of modern mainstream jazz trumpeters."
— Brian Lynch Grammy© Award Winning Trumpeter
Eric Jacobson - trumpet
Mark Davis - piano
Charles Ledvina - bass
David Bayles - drums
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Clifford Benjamin Brown was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also a composer of note: three of his compositions, "Sandu," "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", have become jazz standards
As a performer, teacher and clinician Eric Jacobson is in high demand. Eric has performed with Grammy© Award Winners Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Brian Lynch, Tito Puente Jr. and Eric Benet. Eric has had the privilege to perform and study with well known jazz artists such as David Hazeltine, Joe Farnsworth, Jim Rotondi, Tim Hagans, Willie Thomas, Slide Hampton, Maynard Ferguson, and Doc Severinsen.
Eric toured the world in 2010-2013 with Milwaukee’s local soul band "Kings Go Forth" but now stays a bit closer to home and is a top call trumpeter for high profile gigs in Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago. He recently performed in the windy city at the Green Mill with the Chicago Yestet and at Andy's Jazz Club with the Chicago Jazz Orchestra and We Six. He frequently plays with the popular Milwaukee-based Latin band De la Buena.
Since 2010, he has been the trumpeter with the jazz sextet We Six, providing blazing solos and contributing arrangements and original compositions to the band's repertoire. Eric has also been busy in the recording studio. He recently recorded for Johannes Wallmann "The Sweet Minute Big Band" and Willy Porter’s CD Human Kindness. Watch for Eric's latest CD as a leader, Discover, to be released under Brian Lynch's jazz label Holistic MusicWorks.