Eric Ekstrand; piano and vocals
Leslie Baker; bass
Frank Wilson; drums
A lot of superlatives have been stated about the three musicians comprising this group, but the one Eric Ekstrand enjoys hearing most is, "You guys are Fun!" Indeed, these three have stellar reputations in the L.A. music scene and even internationally, but for them it always comes down to, "Let's have a good time."
Eric Ekstrand has served as accompanist and session player for many acts including Smokey Robinson and Paul Anka and is best known as the leader of the ten-piece Eric Ekstrand Ensemble, L.A.'s premier swing, jump, blues and boogie-woogie outfit.
Leslie Baker has played her bass in many great musical situations including Al Aarons L.A. Jazz Caravan, with vocalist Nell Cater and behind blues great Floyd Dixon. She has also performed on numerous films, television shows and recording sessions.
Drummer Frank Wilson has graced the band stands of jazz organ great Jimmy Smith, singers Bobby McFerrin and John Hendricks, jump Master Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers and John Mayall's Blues Breakers.
Together, Eric, Frank and Leslie bring a fresh approach to the blues, new twists to old standards, roots to new original compositions, jazz that remains intriguing and invigorating without being stuffy or snobbish and always plenty of Fun!
The Eric Ekstrand Trio have been performing regularly at
Colombo's Italian Steak House and Jazz Club for more than 12 years
1833 Colorado Blvd., Eagle Rock (LA), CA 90041
Sunday, 5:30 - 10:00, Monday Jam Session, 8:30 - 12:00 Mid.
The Eric Ekstrand Trio
PO Box 11033
Glendale, CA 91226-7033