Peter Ecklund

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Peter Ecklund (born 1945, Woodbridge, Connecticut) is an American jazz cornetist.

Ecklund in 2007

Ecklund graduated from Yale University in 1967, then played with Gregg Allman, Maria Muldaur, Leon Redbone, and Paul Butterfield. He formed the Galvanized Jazz Band in the late 1960s and toured with Paula Lockheart, in addition to working with many pop and rock bands in the 1970s and 1980s. He played with Memphis Nighthawks in the 1980s, and then with the Orphan Newsboys (led by Marty Grosz) from 1988. He is also a frequent collaborator with David Bromberg, and is a member of Bromberg's Big Band.


As leader

  • Peter Ecklund and the Melody Makers (Stomp Off, 1987)
  • Ecklund at Elkhart (Jazzology, 1994)
  • Strings Attached (Arbors, 1996)
  • Gigs:Reminiscing in Music (Arbors, 2000)
  • The Potted Palm Orchestra (2005)
  • Horn of Plenty (2008)
  • Blue Suitcase (2010)