Tag: Jake Schepps

Round Window Radio Sampler from Jake Schepps

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Colorado banjoist Jake Schepps is offering a free sampler of the music he has been working on of late, as a tease for his new subscription service, Round Window Radio. We live in a challenging time for musical artists, where the sorts of income streams […]


Round Window Radio from Jake Schepps

| December 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Colorado banjo player Jake Schepps has come up with a creative way to fund his various musical musings, and keep the many fans of his experimental five string projects in the loop. He’s created a new web site, Round Window Radio, using tools available from […]


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 […]