Szekely is emerging as a leader of the alternative- strings community.
A uniquely gifted artist.
KJAZZ Radio (LA)
I think that the Jacob Szekely Trio, if based in Europe, would be recording for ECM. I say that as a giant compliment because of ECM’s attention to purity of sound. Nowhere is that more evident than in the spaces between pianist Josh Nelson’s notes on the self-titled album’s closing song, Postlude: Houston.
Brian Arsenault, International Review of Music
This cellist is really unbelievable. All those classical chops plus he can improvise.
Larry Koonse, Grammy Award-winning jazz artist
His mixture of rock and post bop is striking… Resonates as it charms.
James Crel, The Strad
Eugene Friesen – cello pioneer, multiple Grammy Award winner, professor at Berklee School of Music