Performer, Educator, Composer

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Residing in the stretch of seacoast where New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts meet, Eric has become part of a broad and prolific community of musicians and artists. Working as a freelance saxophonist, pianist, and educator, he has played with and arranged for a number of ensembles including: Aporkalypse Now (a composer/player collective that features original arrangements of notable American composers), Kurt Weill Group, The Publick House Nonet, In Ears ‘n’ Eyes (a multimedia ensemble aimed at creating an improvised dialogue between mediums), and most recently a collaboration with the late poet Cody John Laplante as well as the Desert Island Live: Tom Waits ensemble. Eric has also played with a number of groove-based bands including Shango, an afro-beat orchestra that performed the music of Fela Kuti. He is currently an active member of notable ensembles including: The Soggy Po Boys, Sojoy and OurBigBand. In addition to his work with collective ensembles, Eric is often writing and arranging original works for various groups of his own.

Valuing his role as a music educator, Eric offers private lessons for saxophone, piano, music theory, composition, and improvisation. He teaches and coaches ensembles at Portsmouth Music and Arts Center as well as keeping a busy private studio. Eric is also available to lead workshops, coach ensembles, adjudicate middle and high school festivals, and give lectures.

Eric earned his BA in Saxophone Performance at the University of New Hampshire where he had the opportunity to work with many inspiring musicians including Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Heath, and Stjepko Gut. As a UNH student, he took an interest in composition and studied jazz harmony with Mark Shilanksy, and arranging with Mike Annicchiarico.

Eric broadly enjoys the arts across the spectrum and continues to seek inspiration from the works of great philosophers, classical composers, modern authors, directors, and visual artists.

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