The Eric Byrd Trio are premier Jazz musicians whose vision is to glorify the age of traditional jazz while providing an energetic and modern approach to standards and original compositions at the same time.
As true ambassadors of jazz, the Eric Byrd Trio have performed internationally for over 10 years. With several studio albums released, the EBT has enjoyed immense popularity and recognition from fans and government officials alike.
They are former Kennedy Center/United States State Department Jazz Ambassadors which provided them the opportunity to tour countries like Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Honduras and Trinidad.
- Eric Byrd: Vocals & Piano
- Bhagwan Khalsa: Bass
- Alphonso Young, Jr: Drums
ERIC BYRD TRIO: INTERNATIONAL JAZZ AMBASSADORS
Their international touring includes concerts at the Montreux Switzerland Jazz Festival, multiple tours of South America, an appearance at a world music festival in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, the country of Estonia, Italy and Scotland. We are our tag line: 21st Century Swing.
ERIC BYRD TRIO: BROTHER RAY BAND
Augmenting the Trio with a 4 piece horn section and rhythm guitar, the Brother Ray Band performs the music of the great Ray Charles and beyond. Their music is soulful, crossing many genres like Blues, Jazz and R&B.
Fees are negotiable.
All three members of the EBT are educators with college and advanced degrees in Music History, African American Music & Jazz Performance. On our 2013 tour of Bolivia we gave clinics on a variety of topics including jazz, music history and the relationship between Blues and Jazz. Our tours have been sponsored by the US Embassy in part due to our commitment to education and our ability to teach.