Peter Ecklund started a career in education, then became a full-time musician in the ’70s and played with Gregg Allman, Maria Muldaur, Leon Redbone and Paul Butterfield. He was in David Bromberg’s band for many years and has recorded as a sideman for hundreds of albums and film scores. He played with Vince Giordano’s Nighthawks in the 1980s, and ’90s and also with the Orphan Newsboys (led by Marty Grosz). Peter’s solo albums for Arbors Jazz are “Strings Attached” and “Gigs.” He is the author of two books of transcribed jazz solos by Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke and two play-along books/CDs of swinging jazz for Music Minus One. His Blue Suitcase Trio mixes traditional jazz with other American music.