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Erik Telford

Erik Telford grew up in Steinbeck country in a sleepy town called Pacific Grove, located on the central coast of California. As a teenager he was closely associated with the Monterey Jazz Festival and as a senior in high school, he became the first recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship given by the Monterey Jazz Festival to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts

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”Kinetic represents everything that is right with contemporary jazz... Telford announces himself as a vehemently original voice.” --Steve Greenlee, The Boston Globe

Rather than attempt to re-create Davis’ “Aghartha,”...Telford brings his own twist to the tale on “Kinetic,” by blending straight-up funk workouts with sparse, lyrical ballads and tunes that blend well-arranged horn charts with a loose, swanky “jam-band” feel. --Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News

Wow! I'm truly blown away by this CD. Wonderful tunes and slamming horn charts. And the playing! Erik's such a beautiful trumpeter/soloist

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