Players - Jeff Pekarek

Jeff PekarekJeff Pekarek (Jeff Basile) is a 42 year old native of San Diego, California, with 25 years of experience as a professional musician and entertainer. He was the youngest member of the San Diego Symphony when he joined the contrabass section at age seventeen. He performed with the orchestra from 1975-79, and during the summer pops concerts backed up such luminaries as Benny Goodman, Sara Vaughn, and Sergio Mendez. After releasing his first album of originals in 1981, he became a bandleader in his own right, fronting several successful period music and folkmusic ensembles. In addition he is the principal arranger for filmmaker and composer Yale Strom. This collaboration has included several documentary films, two ballets, and the orchestral work 'Aliyot', performed by the St. Louis Symphony.


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