Born: February 14, 1973 Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Saxophonist and composer Chad Eby was born on February 14, 1973 in Tarkio, Missouri. Soon after, his family moved to Iowa where he grew up and began his lifelong study of music. Chad’s parents had jazz records playing in the house almost constantly; Stan Getz and Dave Brubeck were his early favorites. His musical education began on the clarinet at the age of 11, picked up the saxophone a year later. He went on to study music at Luther College, completing his degree in music at the University of North Texas.
After graduating from North Texas, Eby and his wife moved to Columbus, Ohio. He released his first album, Triptych, in 2000 and completed his masters degree from The Ohio State University in 2001. Eby recently released his second album, Broken Shadows, with bassist Steve Haines and drummer Jason Marsalis, and featuring special guests Doug Wamble and Branford Marsalis. Eby's arrangements have been performed and recorded by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, The Dallas Jazz Orchestra, and Wynton Marsalis featuring Willie Nelson and Norah Jones.
Eby is currently on the faculty at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.