The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra is a 17 piece big band based in the Bay Area that plays music composed and arranged by its members. Led by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, the band will begin a new residency every Sunday night at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley in March of 2018. The E.S.O. currently consists of Erik, Henry Hung, Darren Johnston, Doug Morton and Erik Andrews on trumpets, Rob Ewing, Danny Lubin-Laden, Patrick Malabuyo and Richard Lee on trombones, Sheldon Brown and Larry Delacruz on alto saxes, Mike Zilber and Marcus Stephens on tenor saxes, Charlie Gurke on baritone sax, and the rhythm section of Steve Blum, piano; Jordan Samuels, guitar; Tommy Folen, bass; and Dillon Vado, Jeff Marrs and Alan Hall rotating on drums. However, you'll catch many of the Bay Area's top jazz musicians subbing into the band every week, and the band has collaborated with special guests John Santos, Kenny Washington, Spok, Madeline Eastman, Sandy Cressman, Edgardo Cambon, Avotcja, Nicolas Bearde, Mads Tolling and Kellye Gray. Their new CD "The Falling Dream" on OA2 records comes out in February of 2018. Their debut CD "Cheap Rent", also on the OA2 record label, garnered a four and a half star review in Downbeat magazine. They're currently working on their third CD, featuring some of their collaborations with guest artists.