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Bruce Eskovitz Jazz Orchestra

Exciting and satisfying, intelligent, yet soulful, traditional but contemporary, the Bruce Eskovitz Jazz Orchestra brings together all that is good and true in jazz today. Their Invitation summons music fans to a rousing good time. One that can be enjoyed over and over again, and should not be missed! BEJO features world-renowned jazz masters, led by veteran saxophonist and composer Dr. Bruce Eskovitz, who combined the power and soul of a big band with the agility of a small ensemble, producing music that is as exciting as it is beautiful. Variety is at the center of the band’s repertoire with original compositions and arrangements that cover the territory from Hard Bop to funk, and everything in between.
   

BEJO features some of the best jazz musicians in Los Angeles today. With two saxes (soprano, alto, tenor, flute, bass clarinet), two trumpets/flugelhorns, trombone, piano, bass, guitar and drums, BEJO delivers a truly unique modern sound.

BEJO is:

Dr. Bruce Eskovitz, Tenor & Soprano Saxophones, Alto Flute
Billy Kerr, Alto Saxophone, Flute
Larry Williams, Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Jeff Jarvis, Trumpet, Flügelhorn
Andrew Lippman, Trombone
Ian Robbins, Guitar
Mark Balling, Keyboards
Adam Cohen, Basses
Angel Figueroa, Percussion
Steve Barnes, Drums

You can purchase their cd, Invitation directly from CD Baby. All BEJO arrangements and compositions are also for sale, click here for more details. Additionally, the new version of "One For Newk" - called "One For Newk II" is now available as well.

 
Newk II Invitation

"ONE HELL Of A CD! ... The entire album shines with gorgeous charts and excellent performances from the band." - Edward Blanco, EJazznews.com

“If Stan Kenton were alive today, he’d no doubt be leading the applause for the Bruce Eskovitz Jazz Orchestra.” - Jack Bowers, AllAboutJazz.com

“Eskovitz’s arrangements and compositions blend the sunshine harmonies and cool counterpoint of the West Coast small bands of the 50’s and 60’s with a grooving, contemporary rhythm section style.” - Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

“Dr. Eskovitz is quite the discovery. A wailing tenor player... with a full-bodied sound, he plays with a jolting urgency, as well as sensitivity. His compositions reflect the completeness and versatility of his playing: Adventurous, yet accessible; hard driving, yet full of dynamic contrast. His arrangements often are surprising, even stunning, in their originality.” - Bob Protzman, Erie, PA Times-News

“Eskovitz’s arrangements and originals flow with a lyric often gritty grace...” - Chuck Berg, Lawrence Journal World

“The leader’s hot improvisation rocks the house with unbridled energy, as his orchestra follows suit with myriad harmonic layers.” - Jim Santella, LA Jazz Scene

Dr. Bruce Eskovitz and the Bruce Eskovitz Jazz Orchestra (BEJO) are available for jazz festivals, movie/TV soundtracks, recordings, concerts, club dates, college, high school and middle school appearances, and clinics.

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