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.

"Blues for Pekar" electronic press kit (EPK)

With Krivda's latest release, Blues for Pekar (2011), be sure to visit the section of this site dedicated to showcasing the latest press acclaim and news surrounding the album!  Listen to clips of the tracks, read about the band personnel, and see what people are saying about this disc. VISIT THE EPK SITE


Watch the "Blues for Pekar" DVD

Jazz sax legend Ernie Krivda narrates this video piece (see right), which is dedicated to the life and memory of famous music critic, media personality, and longtime friend, American Splendor's Harvey Pekar.

Take a look at this behind-the-scenes making of Ernie's newest release, "Blues for Pekar," with recording studio footage, interviews with the band, and more!  "Blues for Pekar" is set for a June 2011 release by Capri Records.

Featuring Ernie Krivda, Claude Black, Marion Haydon, Renell Gonsalves, Dominick Farinacci, & Sean Jones.

Visit for information about Ernie, his recordings, upcoming performances, and more!


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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