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Eric Plaks - pianist - has lived his entire adult life in Harlem, where he has split his time between teaching music in the New York City public school system and his own performing and recording projects. Eric can be heard live regularly throughout the NYC area, including in his monthly engagement at The Shrine in Harlem, where he directs one of the city's top innovative large ensembles, the 14-member Shrine Big Band. Eric's discography to date includes two discs on Cadence/CIMP, Live at Bronx Community College (2013, recorded in 2009), and The Eric Plaks Five (2015, recorded in 2008). He has also self-produced four albums: The Witch Man (2003), Rooftop Reveries (2004), Eric Plaks with Strings (2007), and The Shrine Big Band - Swamp Music (2012). Eric's entire discography is available at


Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced


I teach high school music full time in the NYC school system. I'm booked, sorry!




The Eric Plaks Five

Cadence Jazz Records

Album The Eric Plaks Quintet - Live at Bronx Community College by Eric Plaks

The Eric Plaks...

CIMP Records

Album The Shrine Big Band - Swamp Music by Eric Plaks

The Shrine Big Band -...

Ducaine Records

Album Eric Plaks with Strings by Eric Plaks

Eric Plaks with...

Ducaine Records

Album Eric Plaks - Rooftop Reveries by Eric Plaks

Eric Plaks - Rooftop...

Ducaine Records

Album Eric Plaks - The Witch Man by Eric Plaks

Eric Plaks - The...

Ducaine Records



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