Ernie Krivda Jazz - The Bands

“The most distinctive saxophonist now playing..."
- David Dupont (Cadence Journal, 2010)

Ernie Krivda Jazz is the music that emanates from the world of this unique musician. It is packaged in a variety of sizes, contains different personnel, and it cuts a wide swath in terms of jazz styles. The common thread that binds them is the very personal musicianship of a one of a kind artist.


Ernie Krivda & The Detroit Connection

Pianist Claude Black, bassist Marion Hayden, and drummer Renell Gonsalves are bebop masters in the Detroit tradition and the chemistry with Krivda’s one of a kind, tenor sax style is electric. This is one of the most passionately swinging mainstream groups currently performing. The group has a 2010 release, Live at The Dirty Dog due on CIMPol Records. They also will have a Cadence release of their 2009 Tri-C Jazz Fest performance coming out in 2011. Read more...

Ernie Krivda & The Art of the Trio

Ernie's current endeavor is "The Art of The Trio," a group put together by the great tenor saxophone stylist and jazz legend himself. Its purpose is to realize the difficult balance of achieving expanding improvisational goals while maintaining a strong compositional focus. This lean and mean ensemble of world class musicians, which include famed Cleveland jazz fixtures Peter Dominguez & Ron Godale, is able to showcase the individual virtuosity of its members and still create variety of moods. Read more...

Ernie Krivda & The Fat Tuesday Big Band

Whether in concert or playing swinging dance music, Ernie Krivda and The Fat Tuesday Big Band are one of the most exciting and engaging acts to hit the Midwest music scene in recent memory. The band reflects the electric intensity of their leader as well as his superb musicianship and stylistic distinction. Combining the musical values of the great big bands of yesterday with the dramatic energy of a new century, the nineteen piece “Band That Swings” plays each performance into an unforgettable event. Read more...

Ernie Krivda Solo Saxophone

The varied influences of Cleveland’s rich musical culture are the foundation for the unique musical expression of Ernie Krivda. Under the sonic umbrella of a rock & roll environment, the sounds of the many ethnic communities that are part and parcel to Cleveland life are mixed with the impact of the imposing classical music presence and a love for musical theater. These factors are combined in the performances of a single committed jazz musician, and the result is Ernie Krivda Jazz. Read more...

Ernie Krivda: The Collaborations

Ernie Krivda & Bob Fraser - Watch Ernie and Bob perform "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To" on YouTube!  Click here

Ernie Krivda & Bill Dobbins - Watch Ernie and Bill perform "Love Walked In" on YouTube!  Click here


“Krivda consistently hits the mark...a wonderful composer...his talents rank him in the upper tier of jazz performers..."
- Steve Lowery (All Music Guide)

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