El Cerrito Jazz Festival Concert: Eric Harland Quartet
On February 1, 2020, the El Cerrito High School will host the 6th annual El Cerrito Jazz Festival (ECJF) featuring high school jazz programs from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The festivals culminating event will be the evening concert starting at 7:00pm with the Eric Harland Quartet featuring Ben Wendel (saxophone), James Francies (piano), and Giulio Xavier Cetto (bass). Multi-Grammy Nominated Drummer Eric Harland is the most in demand drummer of his generation. At age 40, he has appeared on almost 400 recordings, multiple film scores, and has been recognized in the Boston Globe, New York Times, JazzTimes, Modern Drummer, All About Jazz, The New Yorker, DownBeat, L'uomo Vogue and other prominent publications.
Harland has performed with jazz masters such as Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, MyCoy Tyner, Michael Brecker, Terence Blanchard, Branford and Wynton Marsalis, Wayne Shorter, Savion Glover, SFJAZZ Collective and many others, as well as todays up and coming artist like Esperanza Spalding, Jane Monheit, Taylor Eigsti, Julian Lage, Stacie Orrico, and Robert Glasper among others. His current list of performing groups are "JAMES FARM" with Joshua Redman, "PRISM" with Dave Holland and Kevin Eubanks, "SANGAM" with Charles Lloyd and Zakir Hussain, "Charles Lloyd New Quartet", "OVERTONE" with Dave Holland, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and "VOYAGER" Eric's own widely recognized group.
Eric Harland was the Resident Artistic Director at the SFJAZZ Center for the 2014-2016 Season as well as the Artist in Resident at the Monterey Jazz Festival 2014. Harland also had the supreme privilege of being invited and attending President Barack Obamas 2016 White House State Dinner in honor of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
El Cerrito High School Performing Arts Theater (View)
540 Ashbury Avenue
El Cerrito, CA 94530
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