• Round Window Radio from Jake Schepps

    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,

  • Flatiron video from Jake Schepps Quartet

    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

  • Jake Schepps Quintet – Entwined

    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

  • Jake Schepps on the mend

    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 Schepps injured coming home from RockyGrass

    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

  • Choro tunes for banjo

    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

  • Jake Schepps & Expedition to premiere new piece

    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,

  • Schepps’ Quintet debuts Flatiron this weekend

    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

  • Exposed Zipper – Expedition Quartet

    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,

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