The Erik Jekabson String-tet, with Mads Tolling, Michael Zilber & Kalil Wilson, Plays the Music of Duke Ellington at the Berkeley Hillside Club, Friday May 17 at 8

Ken Bullock
Wednesday May 15, 2019 - 05:17:00 PM

Trumpeter/composer/arranger Erik Jekabson, who's arranged for the San Francisco Symphony and accompanied Illinois Jacquet on the road, will lead his eight piece chamber String-tet, including violinist Mads Tolling, saxophonist Michael Zilber and guest vocalist Kalil Wilson, in an exploration of the music of Duke Ellington "from new angles," Friday May 17th at 8 at the Berkeley Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar (between Spruce & Arch). Tickets: $25 general, $15 seniors & students, $10 Club members. (510) 845-1350; https://bhcweb.wixsite.com/hillsideclub 

The String-tet also includes Charith Premawardhana, viola; Dan Neville, vibes; Adam Schulman, piano; Shimpei Ogawa, bass & Dylan Vado, drums. 

Erik Jekabson's Electric Squeezebox Orchestra plays every Sunday at the California Jazz Conservatory on Addison off Shattuck, downtown Berkeley.