Electric Squeezebox Orchestra with Special Guest Jamie Zee


Electric Squeezebox Orchestra with Special Guest Jamie Zee

Mar 10, 2024
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex @ California Jazz Conservatory

2040 Addison Street , Berkeley
This concert is sponsored by JAMBAR

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra (CJC Resident Artists) is a 17-piece big band led by Erik Jekabson and features many of the best players and arrangers in the Bay Area! For this special show, they will be joined by guest vocalist Jamie Zee. 

Band Members and Instrumentation: Resident Poet: Avotcja; Saxophones: Sheldon Brown, Larry Delacruz, Mike Zilber, Marcus Stephens, Charlie Gurke; Trombones: Rob Ewing, Will Shannon, Patrick Malabuyo, Rich Lee; Trumpets: Erik Andrews, Erik Jekabson, Christopher Clarke, Edward Evans; Piano: Parker Grant; Guitar: Max Brody; Bass: Josh Tower; Drums: Eric Garland

Group Bio:

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra is the Bay Area’s own 17-piece big band, led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, playing music composed and arranged by its members. The composers and arrangers, some of the very best in the Bay, draw from a wide variety of influences but always come up with powerful music with groove, beauty and subtlety. The band, which started a steady Sunday residency at the California Jazz Conservatory, has collaborated with a number of special guest artists, including John Santos, Kenny Washington, Alan Ferber, Dayna Stephens, Mads Tolling, Sandy Cressman, Kellye Gray, Avotcja, Spok and Ben Goldberg. Learn more by visiting electricsqueezeboxorchestra.com

Jamie Zee is the winner of Jazz Search West 2017 and is one of the Bay Area’s most sought out performers and composers. This chameleon of an artist’s style is evocative, alluring, and drenched in soul. Jamie’s style is uniquely San Franciscan and embodies the life of an LGBTQ, Chinese American, descendent of immigrants.


Proof of vaccination is no longer required for Covid-19. Masking is optional and masks are available upon request. The California Jazz Conservatory kindly requests that anyone feeling unwell refrain from attending in-person events of any kind. 

This concert is sponsored by JAMBAR