Eric Nemeyer - jazz artist, BMI composer, and publisher. Nemeyer is an accomplished performer on vibraphone and marimba (as well as drums and piano) and has appeared or recorded with influential jazz artists including Jon Faddis, Sonny Stitt, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims, Jon Faddis, Sonny Fortune, Jimmy Heath, Curtis Fuller, Mickey Roker, Tyrone Brown, Sid Simmons, Sam Dockery, Joey DeFrancesco, Curtis Weaver, Donny McCaslin, Tony Monaco, Valery Ponomarev, Mark Elf, Byron Landham and others. Nemeyer is a winner of Downbeat Magazine’s deebee Recording Award, Category: Best Original Jazz Composition.
In 1997, Nemeyer created Jazz Improv® Magazine, a 200 plus page quarterly featuring interviews, reviews, solo transcriptions, songs, analyses, “How-to” and motivational articles along with a companion CD; website: www.jazzimprov.com). During the eight years of publication, he has built the magazine’s circulation to almost 40,000, including a dedicated paid subscriber base, and distribution at hundreds of leading book, record and music stores and chains, and newsstands, throughout the United States and in over 25 countries. National Public Radio’s (NPR's) Curious Listener's Guide To Jazz wrote: This quarterly publication is hands down the best for the serious Jazz fan and professional musician.” In July 2005, Nemeyer will begin publishing a new 48-page monthly, Jazz Improv’s New York Jazz Guide & Directory, distributed all over the New York area, with a circulation of 15,000.