Garchik, Jacob

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Primary Scene: Brooklyn/New York

Multi-instrumentalist (trombone, accordion, bass trombone, tuba, computer, and piano), composer, and arranger Jacob Garchik was born in San Francisco and has lived in New York since 1994. He has become an integral figure in the New York scene over the past decade, having played trombone with the Lee Konitz Nonet, Ohad Talmor/Steve Swallow Sextet, The Four Bags, Slavic Soul Party, and the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble. Through the years, he has worked with many of the principle figures of the avant-garde, including Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Joe Maneri, Frank London, James Tenney, Josh Roseman, Don Byron, Terry Reilly, George Lewis, and Billy Martin. He has also played in ensembles led by rising artists such as Mary Halvorson, Dan Weiss, Miguel Zenon, and Steve Lehman.

Since 2006 Jacob has contributed dozens of arrangements and transcriptions to the Kronos Quartet drawn from a variety of musical traditions. His arrangements were featured on “Floodplain” (2009) and “Rainbow” (2010).