When Eric was just 10 years old he used to dream of becoming a professional musician, to make his own records and tour around the world. When he first started playing his saxophone in 5th grade he really had no idea what all that even meant. Well, after having performed in over 60 different countries, recorded 10 solo CD's and playing on hundreds of other records, films, television shows and commercial jingles, Eric has definitely exceeded those musical goals he set for himself way back then.
After graduating high school in 1976, Eric went on to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. There he studied with the legendary saxophone teacher, Joe Viola. . When he left Berklee, he had achieved the highest proficiency rating given by the school. In 1995, Eric was awarded the Berklee Distinguished Alumnus Award for outstanding achievements in contemporary music.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1980, Eric moved to New Orleans and played with legendary Al Hurt and his band for about a year. After Al's band ended, Eric returned to L.A. and a spot opened up in the Disneyland Band and it was there that Eric met many of the studio musicians that he still works with today. While working as a musician at Disneyland, Chick Corea heard him play and asked him to join the Elekric Band. Needless to say, Eric didn't stay in the Disney Band long after that. The Elektric band went on to record 6 albums, won 2 Grammys and travel to every corner of the globe.