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Monday, July 15
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents

Peter Erskine Trio with Special Guest Bob Mintzer

6:00 PM
All Ages
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Peter Erskine has played drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts. He appears on 700 albums and film scores, has won two Grammy awards and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the Berklee School of Music. Fifty albums have been released under his own name or as co-leader. He has played with the Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson big bands, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, Diana Krall, Kenny Wheeler, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Brecker Brothers, The Yellowjackets, Pat Metheny & Gary Burton, John Scofield, et al, and has appeared as a soloist with the Beethoven Orchester Bonn, plus the London, Los Angeles, Chicago, BBC Symphony, Bochum, Tokyo Metropolitan, Yomiuri Nippon, Oslo and Berlin Philharmonic orchestras.

Erskine has been voted ‘Best Jazz Drummer of the Year’ ten times by the readers of Modern Drummer and was elected into its Hall of Fame in 2017. Erskine graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy and studied at Indiana University under George Gaber. Erskine is an author with several books to his credit, including No Beethoven – an autobiography and chronicle of the band Weather Report – plus his latest title, The Musician’s Lifeline. Erskine is Professor of Practice & Director of Drumset Studies at USC, and conducts masterclasses worldwide, while his latest endeavors include several innovative play-along apps for iOS. The Peter Erskine Trio on this concert date will be joined by renowned Yellowjackets saxophonist Bob Mintzer.

Peter Erskine Website
Sponsored by Kenneth Koenig and Lisa Rose
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


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Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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