Since coming to New York City from St.Louis Missouri in 1982, Eric has notched an impressive resume performing and recording with many of the legends in jazz such as McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, David Murray, John Hicks, Donald Byrd and Houston Person. He’s also performed alongside genre bending musicians Vernon Reid, Ronald Shannon Jackson, Dave Douglas and Ben Harper.
Person has eight CD's out as a leader with the latest being "The Grand illusion."
*What the critics are saying:
Person is more then fine; he's a major talent of his generation.
Russ Musto-All About Jazz Magazine.
Person’s been playing powerful, blues enriched saxophone for a long time, initially making an impression with Chico Hamilton.
Gary Giddins-Village Voice.