Tag: Jake Schepps

Flatiron video from Jake Schepps Quartet

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Colorado banjo man Jake Schepps has spent much of the past few years attempting to redefine how the five string banjo is viewed in the music world. Coming to the instrument initially from a fascination with bluegrass, something he retains to this day, Schepps has […]


Jake Schepps Quintet – Entwined

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

As sure a sign as any that bluegrass has reached a level of real maturity and acceptance as a contemporary art form is the number of cross genre projects that have been produced of late. Ryan Cavanaugh on banjo with Bill Evans’ Soulgrass is one example […]


Jake Schepps on the mend

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

A month ago we shared some frightening news about Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps, and the terrible auto accident he was in while returning home from RockyGrass in July. He spent a week in the hospital and had to undergo surgery, but Jake tells us that his […]


Jake Schepps injured coming home from RockyGrass

| July 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

More bad 5 string news this weekend. Colorado banjo picker and occasional Bluegrass Today correspondent, Jake Schepps, was seriously injured in a head-on collision heading home from RockyGrass on Saturday night. He was transported to Boulder Community Hospital where he underwent surgery in the early hours of the morning.  Now in […]


Choro tunes for banjo

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

American and European mandolinists have long been fond of choro, a form of instrumental folk music from Brazil in which the mandolin is prominent. It’s a lively, two-beat sound, perfectly suited for dancing, with a beat and melodic style not unlike old time or bluegrass fiddle […]


Jake Schepps & Expedition to premiere new piece

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps will be premiering another new classical composition scored for a bluegrass group (banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, bass) on December 6 at the eTown Hall in Boulder, CO. It’s part of a series of four pieces he’s commissioned, all of which will be […]


Schepps’ Quintet debuts Flatiron this weekend

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Saturday, December 1, marks the debut of Flatiron, a new musical piece by Marc Mellits. It is a modern classical work written for traditional string band instrumentation, and will be performed by Jake Schepps & the Expedition Quintent on December 1 at the Etown Hall in Boulder, […]


Exposed Zipper – Expedition Quartet

| April 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jake Schepps and his Expedition Quartet have been making waves with their non-traditional approach to both classical and string band music. As a progressive banjoist, Schepps has the experience of annoying bluegrassers by recording and performing the music of Béla Bartok, while simultaneously irritating hidebound […]


Expedition Quartet on NPR

| January 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

Experimental banjoist Jake Schepps and his Expedition Quartet are featured in a new edition of Tiny Desk Concerts at NPR.org. They perform music from their recent album, An Evening In The Village, which includes new arrangements of the music of Béla Bartok for string band. […]


An Evening In The Village: The Music of Béla Bartók

| November 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

This review of An Evening In The Village: The Music of Béla Bartók is a contribution from David Hollender, Professor at the Berklee College of Music. Hollender teaches individual banjo lessons at Berklee, and leads a number of ensembles. The cover of Jake Schepps’ new CD […]