Eric , was born in Lewisville Texas, but grew up in a little town of Mena, Arkansas. Music has been his passion for nearly all his life. A member of the Academy of the Arts Children's Choir, at the University of Arkansas in Fort Smith, from 2007-2010. His musical talent does not stop with singing, but also a muscian who plays multiple instruments. At the age of four, he started playing piano. While still learning piano he picked up guitar, and bass guitar. During his time in Middle School band, he started playing tenor saxophone, and was selected by his band director to compete in the All Region Competition. In 2012 and 2013, he placed first chair tenor sax at the All Region event. This year he competed for All City and made first chair as well. Although these competitions consisted of the classical genre, his desire for Jazz music grew more and more. As he would play classical music in the band program at school, in his spare time he was listening to famous Jazz artist such as , John Coletrane, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rolins, and Miles Davis. He was influenced by their style and sound and soon developed a sound of his own much like some of the older Jazz artist. Eric is currently playing in a Jazz combo called the "DownBeatz".
Outside of being a Jazz saxophonist and keyboard player, Eric sings at Opry's all around the North Texas area. Eric is influenced by country artist such as , George Strait, Ronnie Milsap, Alan Jackson, Keith Whitney, Ronnie Dunn, and Clint Black. He likes the older country without the rock influence. The swing tunes are amoung his favorites, such tune as Miles and Miles of Texas by Asleep At The Wheel.
Some of the venues which he has played are, Grapevine Opry, Grapevine Tx., House of Blues, Dallas, Tx., Wiley Opry, Wiley Tx., Oaklawn Opry, Texarkana Tx., Waxahachie Opry, Waxahachie Tx., and Six Flags, Arlington, Tx.
Eric attends Booker T Washington Performing Arts School, in Dallas, Texas, and is majoring in jazz studies.
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