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Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: February 14, 1973

As a saxophonist and composer Chad Eby has earned widespread critical acclaim as “a consummate improviser“ (Jazz Times), who “has tremendous poise and natural melodic sense“ Ottawa Sun), and whose “tone is boundless, blues-inflected, and wholly satisfying“ (AllAboutJazz.com). He is active as a composer, and has received awards for jazz composition from the Ohio Arts Council (2003) and the North Carolina Arts Council (2009).

A highly sought-after arranger, Chad’s professionally commissioned works have been performed or recorded by Bill Charlap with Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis with Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, and the L.A. All- Star Big Band. Eby is a clinician for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington program, and has been a featured guest artist/clinician at universities across the country. ...
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”...there is a movement in jazz that embraces a once taken-for-granted model: modernity thru authenticity. Here is where we find Chad Eby.” - Branford Marsalis

“Chad Eby is a consummate artist. He is a superb saxophonist and a highly skilled arranger. He is in the top echelon of the worlds finest musicians.” - Bill Charlap

“Chad Eby is the real deal. He has a huge tenor sound, a comprehensive knowledge of history and loves to SWING!” - Marcus Printup

“I once heard a master musician say 'if you want to genuinely create, know all the decades'. Chad Eby is one of those musicians who carries all the decades of jazz along as he creates...

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Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationGreensboro, NC

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Music

Featured recording “The Sweet Shel Suite”

The Sweet Shel Suite

Self Produced
2014
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    The Sweet Shel Suite

    Self Produced
    2014
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    New Business

    Self-produced
    2012
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    Broken Shadows

    Cellar Live
    2010
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    Triptych

    Cojazz Recordings
    2002
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