the Eric Ostling Quartet
Using an extensive world-class lineup of musicians in Boston and New York, pianist Eric Ostling and guitarist Peter Seckel continue to write and perform in established jazz traditions, while breaking new ground that is listenable and 21st-century in scope. The quartet's original songs and performed standards are both introspective yet accessible, playful yet serious, and always devoted to the cause of fresh, enjoyable music in the modern age.
About the Recording artists:
Seasoned and highly versatile, guitarist/composer Peter Seckel (jazz, blues, rock and country) has studied with John Scofield, Pat Martino, Adolph Sandole, and Vic Juris. Active as a transcriber for The Practicing Musician magazine, and session writer-performer in the NYC area, Peter can be seen on stages like Radio City Music hall, with artists such as Jakob Dylan (Wallflowers), Rhett Miller (Old 97s), Lee Finkelstein (Blues Brothers), Groove Kings, NJRB and other noted tri-state groups.
A Bend Oregon native, Trevor Ford honed his bass skills out of a diverse background of performing arts, and classical studies in cello and piano. Garnering awards at Sisters High School, the Reno Jazz Festival, and the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, Trevor continued post-graduate studies in Boston, performing at The Beehive, Wally’s Cafe and the Berklee Performance Center. He was a 2016 finalist in the Ron Carter Bassist competition as part of the Detroit Jazz festival. Since 2018 Trevor has made his home in Seattle, contributing to its vibrant jazz community while performing with several of its top musicians, including Alex Dugdale, Max Holmberg, Marina Albero, Jacqueline Tabor and members of the Jazz Fellowship.
As a first-call Boston sideman, drummer-educator Steve Langone has performed with numerous jazz greats, including George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Osby, Miguel Zenon, Herb Pomeroy, Gray Sargent, Rufus Reid, Jason Palmer, Avishai Cohen, snd Victor Mendoza, as well as with country singer John Carter Cash, comedians Joe Piscopo and Joan Rivers. Steve has recorded soundtracks for National Geographic, Sesame Street and the Miramar film Next Stop Wonderland. He can be found on over fifty recordings, including as a leader with Finders Keepers, Six, and the Steve Langone group. His drum teaching methods are highly acclaimed and available on Amazon and from his website.