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Monday, November 15 – 7:30pm
Art Lande + Eric Jekabson:
The Arterik Quartet

Don’t miss this one — the only San Francisco date for this quartet and the final date in a regional tour in support of their brand new album, The Silver Fox.

The Arterik Quartet
Erik Jekabson, trumpet

Art Lande, piano
Peter Barshay,  bass
Alan Hall, drums

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Doors open ten minutes before showtime.
Reservations are highly recommended.
Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask,
plus $20 cash for the cover charge.

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Erik Jekabson, Peter Barshay and Alan Hall have all been major figures on the contemporary San Francisco jazz scene for decades; and Art Lande, a Grammy nominee and one of the premiere improvisational pianists today, had a central position here from 1969 through the mid-1980s. His return visits through the years have always been a matter of great excitement to the jazz community.

Art began piano at age 4, studied at Williams College and moved to San Francisco in 1969. He has carved out a singular path throughout his career, taking the innovations of Bill Evans several steps further. In 1973 he recorded with Jan Garbarek and Ted Curson and in the mid-1970’s started his own jazz school. In 1976, Art formed the quartet Rubisa Patrol which recorded for ECM and lasted until 1983. After teaching for three years in Switzerland, he moved in 1987 to Boulder, Colorado.

Art appears in many of the “Who’s Who in Jazz” encyclopedias available today for his role in the development of “Chamber Jazz.”

His distinguished career has included notable runs in a quintet with Steve Swallow and Eliot Zigmund (70-72), his band Rubisa Patrol with Mark Isham and Bill Douglass (74-81), a trio with Gary Peacock (81-82) and and a long-running association in the duo Ionia with Paul McCandless. He has played alongside such legendary jazz musicians as Bobby Hutcherson, Gary Burton, Woody Shaw, Nat Adderley, Chet Baker, Charlie Haden, Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson and John Abercrombie as well as vocalists Ernestine Anderson, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Witherspoon, Mark Murphy and Nancy Wilson.


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