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Erik Applegate

A man of many passions, Erik Applegate is a bassist, composer and songwriter. Called “a top-notch acoustic bass performer” by, and “a seriously swingin’ dude” by Bass World Magazine, Applegate has performed with jazz artists including the Bob Mintzer Big Band, Nnenna Freelon, Milt Jackson, Jeff Coffin, Mulgrew Miller, Eddie Daniels, Dick Oatts, Clay Jenkins, Dave Pietro, Deborah Brown, Marlena Shaw, Alan Dawson and others. He toured with renowned pianist James Williams and in a trio with Harold Mabern and Ed Thigpen, and has appeared at jazz festivals, clubs and concert series throughout the U.S. and in Europe, Australia and China.

Erik has released four CDs as a leader, including 2019’s Woodstock!, and he can also be heard on charting albums including Born To Wander’s self-titled debut, Dana Landry’s Grammy-nominated Journey Home, 7ON7’s Back When It Was Fun, as well as about 20 others.

Music, video, and further info is available at

Erik Applegate
Erik Applegate

"1 2 3" from the album "RED SKIES"

Erik Applegate & The Red Skies Band

"Leave Me Be" Live in the Studio

Erik Applegate, bass & Dana Landry, piano

"Lucid Dreaming" Live in the Studio

Erik Applegate, bass & Kenyon Brenner, tenor saxophone

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival
875 Perimeter Dr., MS 4021
Moscow, ID 83844-4021

Phone: 208-885-5900

Fax: 208-885-7254


Web: Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival