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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2009 Lifetime Achievement Award for Music, Cleveland Arts Prize (video) NEW!

At the root of Ernie Krivda’s five-decades-and-counting as one of the jazz world's preeminent tenor saxophone players is the deep passion for the music he acquired at home. His first recollections of hearing his father Lou play jazz on his tenor sax, clarinet or flute date to when he was three. As Ernie grew, his father fostered that burgeoning love of jazz by playing his favorite records for his son, and giving him his first clarinet lessons at six...  READ THE ARTICLE

Ernie talks with Community Partnership for Arts & Culture (CPAC)! NEW!

Telling the story of where his music career started and where it took him throughout the years, Ernie sits down with CPAC for a one-on-one interview.

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)


Learn More About Ernie

"Ernie Krivda: His Own Man, His Own Voice," by Ron Watt Sr. READ HERE


Bio Schedule CD Bin


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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