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Two jazz instructors release new CDs, one debuting at Yoshi's Friday!

Cover of CD

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  • September 13, 2010 4:30pm

Cal State East Bay Trombonist Doug Beavers will release his new CD, “Two Shades of Nude,” Friday, Sept. 17 at Yoshi’s in Oakland. The party will feature Cuban master drummer Dafnis Prieto.

The performance will include Herbie Hancock’s “Tell Me a Bedtime Story,” Clare Fischer’s “Pensativa,” and a rendition of Chick Corea’s “Gemini.”

Two years go, Jim Harrinton of the Contra Costa Times wrote of the CSUEB lecturer, "Beavers is only 31 - a mere infant in jazz speak - but he's already accomplished more than some jazz musicians do during entire careers." 

Jazz trumpet lecturer Eric Jekabson’s also has a new album this week. Check out “Crescent Boulevard,” at 

Jekabson is a freelance trumpet player, composer and educator who has recorded or performed with Illinois Jacquet, the Woody Herman Big Band, John Mayer, Galactic, Mark Turner, Brian Blade, and Nicholas Payton, among others. 

His solo album Intersection, a jazz recording made in New York, was released in the fall of 2003 by the Fresh Sound/New Talent label, and recordings of two of his other projects, “Vista: the Arrival” and “New World Funk Ensemble” are also widely available.

Jekabson currently leads his own ensembles in the Bay Area, and has performed with them at the DeYoung Museum, Jazz at Pearl's, Pacifica Performances, the Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival, the Jazzschool, and the Red Poppy Art House.


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