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Eric Marienthal (Set 2) - Performance of the Month - Eric Marienthal

Uploaded On:  Friday December 30, 2016

After graduating high school in Southern California in 1976, Eric went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass. There he studied with the legendary saxophone professor, Joe Viola. By the time he left Berklee, Eric had achieved the highest proficiency rating given by the school. In 1995, Eric was awarded the Berklee Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding achievements in contemporary music. He has since gone on to perform in over 75 different countries, recorded 14 solo CDs and has played on hundreds of records, films, television shows and commercial jingles. Eric started his professional career in 1980 with famed New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt. After returning to Los Angeles Eric became a member of the Chick Corea Elektric Band. He recorded 6 CDs with the Chick Corea band and won 2 Grammy Awards. Among Eric’s 14 solo CDs, his latest is entitled "Bridges", on Peak Records. Eight of the songs that Eric has recorded have made it to the top 10 of the National Contemporary Jazz Radio Charts and three have made it to #1. Eric was voted as being one of the year’s "Favorite Alto Sax Players" in Jazziz Magazine’s Reader’s Poll along with David Sanborn and Phil Woods. Website: www.ericmarienthal.com. This performance was originally recorded at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, CA on July 28, 2016.
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