ERIC JACOBSON QUARTET
featuring Steve Einerson
The Music of Freddie Hubbard
“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
Steve Einerson - piano
Eric Jacobson - trumpet
John Christensen - bass
David Bayles - drums
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.
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In 1992, Steve enrolled at the University of North Texas, the renowned music school that has produced scores of jazz players. He left a year later, wanting to go back to self-study, and transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. While earning a B.A. in Finance at UW-W, he remained very active with the university’s music programs. In 1996, he received the Downbeat Magazine award for best composition at the collegiate level for his selection “Not Nuthin."
After working in the Milwaukee / Chicago, IL areas for a few years, Steve relocated to New York City in 2004. That same year, he was selected as a finalist to compete in the national jazz piano competition sponsored by the American Pianists Association in Indianapolis, IN.
In addition to performing at venues in and around NYC, he has also played at clubs and jazz festivals across the country and around the world. He has had the great privilege of sharing the stage with many superb musicians over the years, including Marlena Shaw, Eric Alexander, Jim Rotondi, Dr. Eddie Henderson, Brian Lynch, Killer Ray Appleton, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Slide Hampton, and many more.
Steve's latest recording for Cellar Live records - ARRIVAL - is now available for purchase. This effort features some of NYC's finest musicians – Paul Gill on bass and Pete Van Nostrand on drums.