Vocals/piano, saxophones (alto, tenor, & baritone), trumpet, trombone, guitar, bass and drum kit
The Eric Ekstrand Ensemble has been keeping L.A. swinging since 1992. Led by master entertainer, vocalist, pianist, composer and orchestrator Eric Ekstrand, the ensemble is committed to putting fun back into jazz. Its repertoire includes the Great American Song Book and Eric’s entertaining originals, as well as works of Frank Sinatra, Louis Jordan, Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Louis Prima, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller and many others. The ensemble has performed at various venues including the Derby Club, Merv Griffin’s Coconut Club, The Jazz Bakery, Chadney’s Jazz Club, Disneyland and at the opening of the Americana at Brand, where it shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Jay Leno, Natalie Cole, the Temptations and the Four Tops.