Primary Instrument: Percussion
Eric Frazier was born in Harlem, New York City. He was raised in Brooklyn, New York in a family of eight children. He ran track and road races for 27 years. His love of the physical culture and creative expression led him to the study of the Conga Drum, Djembe Drum and African Dance. He has since expanded his artistic endeavors to singing, trap drums, tap dance, and percussion.
His recordings exemplify a world of music including Jazz, Swing, BeBop, Salsa, R&B. Calypso, Blues, Broadway, Reggae, Reggaeton, World Music and Afro beat. Eric hosted his own television talk show called Cultural Horizons on Queens Public Access Cable TV in 1998. He has made personal appearances on The Hambone Cable TV show (BCAT), The Camille Yarborough Manhattan Cable TV Show. The Jazzy Jazz Show (BCAT-TV), Producer's Profile (BCAT-TV), Caribbean Soul (BCAT-TV), and BET Jazz Discovery and Bet On Jazz Cable TV shows. Eric is the co-host of WLIU Jazz radio 88.1 FM on BCAT Cable TV channel 57 (Time Warner) and Channel 70 (CableVision). In addition, He has appeared on numerous radio stations across the USA....
Awards:Awards -Madison’s Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals- 2011 - Proclamation- Office of The President Borough of Brooklyn, City of New York 2011 The 2nd Annual Fort Greene Festival Jazz Series -Citation- The City Council of New York, Office of Letitia James 2011 The 2nd Annual Fort Greene Festival Jazz Series -Proclamation, Fort Green Park Jazz Festival Day, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz 2010 -Certificate of Salutation, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz 2008 -Alpha Kappa Alpha “Economics & The Arts Symposium Certificate” 2008, 2009, 2010 -“Career Day” Middle School 267, 2008 -“Man of The Year-Musician” Friends of Dr. Gail Reed Barnett, 2007 -“Businessman of The Year Honoree” House Republican Leadership Committee 2006, invited to the White House Dinner. -Service African Kings & Queens Pageant-Drummer-City Council Yonkers, NY 2005 -Dedication, Devotion, Community Commitment, African Kings & Queens Pageant-Drummer-City Council President Yonkers, NY 2003 -African American Culture, African American History Month, Office of the City Council, Yonkers, NY 2005 -Outstanding Educational Leadership, School District 16, 2003 -Outstanding Achievement, Barbara-Scotia College Alumni of New York 2001 -Outstanding Service, Principal MS385, Brooklyn, NY 1999-2000 -Education Excellence, Principal PS 28, 1998-1999 -Dedicated and Loyal Service, Assistant Principal PS 289 Executive Board 1990-1991 -Outstanding Man of The Year, The National “Who’s Who” Society 1977 -Black Expo Award “Children’s Poetry” 1973
SOUTH BOUND BEAT / August 23, 2006
Eric Frazier: In Your Own Time
JAZZ REVIEW / August 31, 2007
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Eric Frazier: In Your Own Time
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