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Bassist, Jeff Pekarek (also known as Jeff Basile) a native San Diegan, was the youngest member of the San Diego Symphony joining the contrabass section at seventeen. He performed with the orchestra from 1975-79. After releasing his first album of originals in 1981, he became a freelance bandleader, and since then has fronted a number of period music and folk music ensembles. Jeff is also 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. Jeff is the featured bassist on Richard Greene's most recent album, Shufflin'. Since June 2004, he has worked as an arranger for Canum Entertainment. He has appeared on many albums by local artists, playing contrabass, cello, guitar, and bouzouki. In 2006, he was the bassist for the theatrical documentary 'Primal Twang', backing up Dan Crary, Eric Johnson, Albert Lee, Mason Williams and other major artists.

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Tinker - 19 Nov 2010
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