April 16, 2017
Join award-winning filmmaker and cultural iconoclast Guy Maddin and the world-renowned Kronos Quartet for an unforgettable collaboration at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. To close out the 2017 program, Kronos Quartet will perform a new score by composer Jacob Garchik to accompany a visual collage by Maddin: a scene-by-scene reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo, comprised entirely of Bay Area film footage from a variety of other sources.
After the film, join us for our Closing Night Party at MEZZANINE for dancing and drinks! Note that the party is 21+, but all ages are welcome to attend the film.

Check out Ye Olde at the 2016 Discover Jazz Festival, presented here by Vermont PBS!

I’m honored to have worked on
this brilliant piece by Tanya Tagaq for Kronos Quartet. You can download score for free! Inuit throat-singing, transcribed for string quartet. Check out the recordings side by side, they are astonishing.
To create the score I experimented on a student violin, worked with Kronos on alternative notation, and refined techniques they and Tanya wanted.

Ye Olde receives universal acclaim!
The Best Experimental Albums of 2015 (Observer)
2015 NPR Jazz Critics Poll (#52!)
The New York Times
A Prog Jazz Suite About Architecture? (NPR)

Trombonist/Composer/Arranger JACOB GARCHIK Releases Fourth Album, Ye Olde Featuring Veritable Supergroup of Brooklyn Avant Guitarists, Mary Halvorson, Brandon Seabrook, and Jonathan Goldberger, Plus Drummer Vinnie Sperrazza.

Album Release Party 10/27/15 at Bowery Electric
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1 Ye Olde of Flatbush

ye olde cover

Banda de los Muertos debut album is out September 18 on Barbes Records!

Ye Olde is coming to Joe’s Pub July 20! Imagine a 2015 cover of the soundtrack to a 1970’s remake of a 1930’s movie about the Middle Ages. Look for the new album this fall!

Angelique Kidjo’s Eve, with my arrangement of Ebile featuring the Kronos Quartet, wins a Grammy for best World Music Album!

A Thousand Thoughts, the new album from Kronos Quartet, features 4 of my arrangements, including music from Vietnam, China, Syria, and Greece. Check out tracks 3, 4, 7, and 10.

Students: I’m now available to teach trombone lessons through the New School For Jazz.

Premiere of a new collaboration with The Kronos Quartet and Mali’s Trio Da Kali at the University of Maryland
I created the arrangements for this exciting project.

Angelique Kidjo’s Eve features my arrangement of Ebile featuring the Kronos Quartet.

The Heavens: The Atheist Gospel Trombone Album

Available now on Itunes, Bandcamp, CD Baby, Amazon and directly from this website.

Named one of the top cds of 2012 by esteemed jazz critics Francis Davis, Bob Blumenthal, Matthew Kassel, Howard Mandel, Evan Haga, Andrey Henkin, Tom Hull, Shaun Brady (Philly city paper), and George Grella.

Jacob Garchik – “The Problem of Suffering” from Search and Restore on Vimeo.

Jacob Garchik – “Creation’s Creation” from Search and Restore on Vimeo.

From the mind of Jacob Garchik comes an astonishing and astounding testament to the power of reason. A nine part suite for trombone choir, the record features up to eight trombones, two baritones, two sousaphones, and a cameo by a pint-sized-sounding slide
trumpet. All of the parts were recorded by Garchik in his Brooklyn home studio.
More about the album

  • Jacob GarchikCan confirm at least 3 good delis that make tacos near the Church ave Q stop. Next census is gonna show huge jump in Flatbush Latino pop.,
  • Jacob GarchikWalked by a 6-unit building in Flatbush with 1st floor windows newly filled in with cement blocks. Why do that? Squatter problem?,
  • Dan AmiraRT : Why a couple earning $500,000 a year can still find it hard to get by ,
  • SFFILMRT : Top 10 Hottest Tickets at the San Francisco International Film Festival via @KQED,
  • kronosquartetRT : If you're in SF, don't miss Guy Maddin's "The Green Fog—A San Francisco Fantasia" on Apr 16! Thrilled to perform… ,

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