Eric Person, Saxophonist
(Photo by Richard Conde)
For over twenty years, Eric Person has been committed to composing, recording and performing contemporary American music. He plays the alto and soprano saxophones and flute and is featured as a leader and sideman on more than 30 recordings. Eric studied at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and has been active in the New York and international jazz scene for decades. His broad range of experience with Dave Holland, McCoy Tyner, Chico Hamilton, Ronald Shannon Jackson, the World Saxophone Quartet, and John Hicks, have all contributed greatly to his mature alto and soprano sound and his skills as an arranger and composer.
His latest recording, The Grand Illusion, captures Person with his electronic ensemble, Metamorphosis. Of the recording, Person says, "This music is dedicated to the pursuit of finding what's real in a world of illusions." Come find out just what he thinks is real versus the illusive nature of 21st century life in what some call the matrix.