Named by URBANITE Magazine as one of 10 “Movers and Shakers” in the Baltimore area, pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd has been playing professionally for over 30 years. Along with the principles of swing and be-bop, rousing gospel-tinged chords and trilling blues lines are fundamental elements of his performance style. His improvisations are intense, soulful and romantic; he takes listeners on a joy-ride as his fingers create magical works of art.
Respected By Peers
Byrd has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Mike Stern, Randy Brecker, Tim Green, Warren Wolf, harpist Jeff Majors, Charlie Byrd and Yolanda Adams to name a few. Along with his own recordings as a leader, he also guests on over 15 CD’s by other artists. He is an in-demand leader and sideman, active in both the jazz and gospel worlds. He is the primary composer of the group.