Welcome To the Musical World Of Ernie Krivda!

Ernie Krivda is now in his fifth decade as a jazz performer. He is acknowledged by both his peers and jazz critics as one of the world's great tenor saxophone players and one of the jazz worlds most unique artists.

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VIDEO: Ernie Krivda & The Fat Tuesday Big Band at the 2016 Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland!NEW!

Legendary Cleveland tenor saxophonist, Ernie Krivda, leads his Fat Tuesday Big Band in an outdoor performance at the 2016 Tri-C JazzFest at Playhouse Square with their opening theme song, Thad Jones' "Back Bone."

What People Are Saying

"Ernie Krivda makes his saxophone sing with musicality.  He threatens to snap the listener's heart in two..." - Ed Enright (Down Beat Magazine)

"The man can't help but swing...sheer pleasure..." - Stuart Kremsky (IAJRC Journal)

"Krivda possesses an endless flow of melodic ideas that makes everything he plays sound fresh and alive..." - Mike Shanley (JazzTimes, April '10)

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Read about Ernie’s beginnings, first gig experiences, and more! Check out Ernie’s upcoming performances with all of his bands! Hear Ernie’s music, buy his albums, and more!
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