Saturday, 11. May 2019, Rudy's Jazz Room, Eric Essix

Eric Essix began his career as a recording artist, in 1988 with his debut national release First Impressions on the Nova jazz label. Over the next 30 years he would release a total of 24 albums as a solo artist on the Warner Brothers and Capital Records labels along with 15 produced and distributed worldwide by his own Essential Recordings label.
Eric has traveled the globe performing for thousands with his own ensembles and has opened concerts for Gladys Knight, B.B. King and Herbie Hancock to name a few. As a sideman, he has supported dozens of major artists including Peabo Bryson for many years, as well a number of jazz greats including Jeff Lorber, Eric Darius, Bob Baldwin, Mindy Abair, Ronnie Laws, Charles Neville and Gerald Albright.
When he is not traveling and making music on the guitar, he serves as the Director of Programming at the Alys Stephens Center where he has worked for 8 years, and as a Governor on the board of the Atlanta Grammy Chapter. He is a UAB Artist-In-Residence who, as an ambassador for the university mentors students and young musicians on campus, around the state and around the world.
In 2018, Eric is simultaneously celebrating the release of his 25th album, “More”, and 30 years in the industry which will culminate in an Alys Stephens Center concert event on December 29th featuring some of the many artists he has performed and recorded with over the course of his career.

Eric Essix

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