Bassist Pat Klobas and vibraphonist Tommy Kesecker met on a live recording date at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco and later at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music during their musical studies. After school they headed in different directions. Tommy joined Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience and Pat headed into both classical and jazz work.
They came together again performing at the Gualala Arts Music Festival with the San Francisco Chamber Jazz Quartet featuring Tommy as a special guest. The exceptional energy from that concert was the inspiration that lead to the formation of the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble.
The Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble's first CD 'No Gravity' which reached 34 on the Jazz Week Jazz Album Charts features Gene Burkert on woodwinds, David Rokeach on drums and very special guest Zakir Hussain on tabla.
The Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble's new release 'Moment's Notice' is an eclectic combination of great jazz standards mixed in with some zesty originals with David Rokeach on drums and Terrence Brewer on guitar. The different grooves and interesting harmonic material make for exciting listening. The bass/vibes co-leader combination is perfect for the music we love to play.
“This self-produced release exemplifies the healthy state of independent
jazz. One of the most interesting and enjoyable recordings to cross this
desk in some time”
– Mark E. Gallo-Jazz Review
“Broad in it’s scope, the wide spectrum of material here is executed with
great craft and artistic consideration by all of these fine musicians. Highly
– Joe Locke- vibraphonist
“The solo’s presented here are superb. I highly suggest the cd to listeners
of all genres of music.”
– Richard Davis-jazz bassist
“Any time an album features more original songs than covers is a good