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The Jake Schepps Quintet
Ensemble

Ensemble Members
Jake Schepps, banjo
Matt Flinner, mandolin
Ross Martin, acoustic guitar
Ryan Drickey, violin
Eric Thorin, double bass
Contact
Jake Schepps


Address
BOULDER, CO, 80304

Additional Info
Year Founded
2006
Repertoire
New Music, World Music
Size
Quintet
Instrumentation
String

The Jake Schepps Quintet has made a name as an ensemble with an intrepid, imaginative vision for contemporary stringband music. Although we are all students of traditional and progressive bluegrass styles, the quintet has stretched beyond those boundaries. In 2011, leader of the quintet Jake Schepps released an album of music by Béla Bartók arranged for string band. In 2012 the quintet premiered a new commission by Marc Mellits, the first of its kind being a contemporary classical work written for 5-piece bluegrass stringband (banjo, mandolin, guitar, violin and bass). This stems from our belief that the traditional bluegrass ensemble is as sonorous and well-disciplined as a string quartet or jazz piano trio, yet relatively unexplored.

Events

December 1, 2012
7:00 PM
eTown Hall
BOULDER, CO
June 8, 2013
11:00 AM
Pagosa Folk 'n Bluegrass
Pagosa Springs, CO
December 6, 2013
7:00 PM
eTown Hall
Boulder, CO