08.11.14Teaching at SIM this August (week 2)
I'm really looking forward to teaching at SIM again for the first time in several years. I'll be there for week 2 (August 11-15) and I'll have the honor of teaching and performing with Andy Milne on piano, Michael Formanek on bass, and Tom Rainey on drums!!
05.13.14Polarities released on Songlines Records!!
PE - alto/soprano saxophones
Ralph Alessi - trumpet/cornet
Sam Minaie - bass
Mark Ferber - drums
09.15.12Epstein Alliance CD released!!
Epstein Alliance (Ed & Peter Epstein - saxophones, Oscar Grönberg - piano, Johnny Åman - bass, Pa Tollbom - drums) self-titled debut album out on Berno Records!
09.06.12Peter Epstein & Lingua Franca invited to play at 2013 Kathmandu Jazz Festival
Lingua Franca (PE - saxophones, Brad Shepik - guitar, Sam Minaie - bass, percussionist TBD) will travel to Nepal next November to spend a week playing multiple venues in and around Kathmandu, Nepal. I was there 2 years ago playing with Bug and Ari Hoenig and it was one of the best and most memorable weeks of my life. Can't wait to return!
07.02.12Upcoming release with David Ake...The Bridges
The Bridges (Spring 2013 release) features Ralph Alessi - trumpet, Ravi Coltrane - tenor saxophone, Peter Epstein - alto saxophone, Scott Colley - bass, and Mark Ferber - drums. 10 great tunes by Dave and amazing performances from everyone in the band...this is going to be a great album! More details to follow...
03.28.12Upcoming release with Sam Minaie and Heyo
Recorded last January, this was another incredible session with compositions by Sam and a super sensitive/powerful/mind-melding ensemble featuring Sam on bass, PE on alto saxophone, Mitch Marcus on tenor saxophone, and Mark Ferber on drums. Being mixed as we speak, this one should be out sometime in early 2013.
03.09.12Upcoming release with Chris Clark on Songlines Records
Chris Clark - tenor saxophone/compositions, PE - alto/soprano saxophones, David Ake - piano, Zack Teran - bass, Jesus Vega - drums. As yet untitled, this was a great session that was all about UNR and beyond: Ake and Epstein are both UNR faculty...Chris, Zack, and Jesus are all graduates of UNR's Program In Jazz & Improvisational Music. Scheduled for release on Songlines Records in February 2013.
04.20.10Abstract Realism released on Origin Records!
New Recording with Peter Epstein - saxophone, Andy Barbera - guitar, Sam Minaie - bass, and Matt Mayhall - drums: plus special guests Gavin Templeton - saxophone, Brian Walsh - bass clarinet