Thursday, November 9, 2023 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Alan Jones Trio is at the 1905

Two Shows - 7:00p (sold out) and 9:30p

  • Nathan Eklund, Trumpet
  • Matt Sazima, Piano
  • Garrett Baxter, Bass
  • Alan Jones, Drums

Grammy Award winning trumpeter Nathan Eklund leads an active schedule as a professional trumpeter and jazz educator. He played lead trumpet and was a featured soloist on the Dafnis Prieto Big Band’s 2018 Grammy winning album Back To The Sunset. Nathan has earned two Jazz Performance degrees, his Bachelor’s from William Paterson University and his Master’s from New Jersey City University, under the tutelage of Joe Magnarelli, Scott Wendholt, Dave Rogers and Bud Burridge. He has released five albums as a leader and has recorded as a sideman with numerous artists including Phil Woods, Dafnis Prieto, Roseanna Vitro, Richie Cole, Chuck Loeb and Spyro Gyra. Nathan is equally busy in the NYC big band scene, having performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mingus Big Band, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Christian McBride Big Band, Phil Woods Festival Orchestra, Ron Carter's Great Big Band, Jimmy Heath Big Band, Slide Hampton Big Band, Dafnis Prieto Big Band, Pedro Giraudo Big Band, Arturo O’Farrill’s Latin Jazz Orchestra and the Oliver Lake Big Band, among others. As an educator, Nathan is an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University (Jersey City, NJ), Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ), and Newark Academy (Livingston, NJ). He is also the Coordinator of Big Bands at Montclair, NJ’s Jazz House Kids program, directing their nationally renowned Jazz House Big Band. Nathan regularly presents clinics nationwide, adjudicates jazz festivals, and maintains his own private trumpet teaching studio.

Early Show - Benefit for Dan Davey - featuring Nathan Eklund with Portland State University and Mt. View High School - 5:30

All proceeds from this concert go directly to supporting the Davey family. Come out and support Mount Hood Community College Jazz Director Dan Davey, as he works his way back from some serious health challenges. Dan's recovery and progress has been substantial recently but he has a long road ahead so we hope to give some assistance to him and his family. The jazz community has always been built on looking out for one another and offering a hand when another is in need, so now is the perfect time for us to continue in that tradition!


November 9, 2023
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
15 - 25


(503) 460-3333
830 N Shaver St
Portland, OR 97227

Every day of the week in the evenings, and often multiple times per day on weekends, The 1905 plays host to the exquisite jazz community that Portland has to offer. In addition to keeping a finger on the pulse of the local scene, The 1905 has hosted internationally recognized musicians such as 5 time Grammy award-winner Antonio Sanchez, and Jazz greats like Ralph Peterson Jr.