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Peter Ecklund

Best-known because the cornetist with Marty Grosz’s Orphan Newsboys, Peter Ecklund is definitely drawn to pre-swing-era jazz. An excellent ensemble participant whose sharp solos certainly are a joy, Ecklund graduated from Yale in 1967 and caused a multitude of music artists, including Gregg Allman, Maria Muldaur, Leon Redbone, and Paul Butterfield. He helped type the Galvanized Jazz Music group soon after graduating from Yale and toured with vocalist Paula Lockheart, but additionally played with rock and roll bands and do a whole lot of freelancing in the 1970s and early ’80s. Most of all, Ecklund started subbing in Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks and became a long lasting member and co-leader from the Orphan Newsboys (an ideal shop for his abilities) when it had been produced in 1988. Also an excellent whistler, Ecklund provides used the who’s who of trad jazz and mainstream at jazz celebrations and celebrations, leading recording schedules for Stomp Off and Arbors.

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