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Eric Wyatt’s grew up in Brooklyn, New York from the age of ten. Eric’s father, Charles Wyatt, an accomplished saxophone player, began teaching his son the intricacies of JAZZ. His father’s musical career was extraordinary. He often played with some of the all-time legends of jazz, such as Thelonious Monk,Miles Davis Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Wilbur Ware,Doug Watkins, Gilly Coggins Gary Bartz George Braith to name a few. In addition, there was one legend that influenced Eric deeply his idol and Godfather, Sonny Rollins who inspired his style and passion for JAZZ!
Eric enrolled in Lehman College-School of Performing Arts in Bronx, New York. While studying for his B.A. in music he performed with the Stanley Crowell Ensemble.
Eric embarked on his first European tour as a band leader in 1996. First stop Paris! The LaVilla Jazz Club quotes: “He plays like Coltrane, Rollins and Shorter.He has played in all the major jazz clubs in NY, The Blue Note Village Vanguard, Dizzys CoCa Cola, Birdland, The Iridium,Smalls, The Zinc Bar,He has traveled to Europe as a leader an a sideman, an has played in Paris, Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Bejing, Canada. He has recorded an played with some of the best musicians in NY Jeff Tain WATTS, Kenny Garrett, Wynton Marsalis, Dezron Douglas, Branford Marsalis, Vincent Gardner Roy Hargrove Wallace Roney, Clifton Anderson,Marc Carey Orrin Evans, Dwayne Burno Gregory Hutchinson, Steve Williams Mark Whitfield, Rodney Kendrick,Justin Robinson Larry Willis, Stephen Scott, Warren Wolf Jeremy Pelt, Willie Jones, Monty Alexander,, He has cds which feature jazz artists, Robert Glasper, E-J Strickland, Keyon Harrold, James Spaulding,,Bruce Barth,-His cds are Godson--King Records -Japan--The Blue Print-- Covert Operation--Live In Athens Greece- Remembering The Brroklyn Paramount--2004.-His new cd From The Borough of Kings features, Benito Gonzalez, Ameen Saleem, Shinnosuke Takahashi, Duane Eubanks, Clifton Anderson, an RISING STAR drummer in the top 10 finals 2012 Thelonious Monk Competition Kyle Poole