Eric Darius
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Eric Darius

Tampa, Florida, United States | SELF

Tampa, Florida, United States | SELF
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"Eric Darius talking Smooth Jazz - Hear audio"

Eric kicked off his "On A Mission" national campaign to promote musical education in schools on March 17 and returns to Talking Smooth Jazz radio to talk about it on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Hear the audio - Smooth Jazz Radio


"Eric Darius on Daytime TV"

Eric Darius performs on Daytime TV - Daytime TV - Nationally syndicated talk show


"Eric Darius On A Mission: Hitting all the right notes at Progress Village Middle Magnet School"

It is fourth period at Progress Village Middle Magnet in Tampa. The gymnasium quickly fills with the sounds of more than half of the school's 780 students and faculty members filing in.

They are there to see a performance by Tampa-based musician Eric Darius, but most have no idea what to expect.

The gathering erupts into cheers as soon as the music starts. The 28-year-old saxophonist emerges from behind the stage's heavy red curtain and instantaneously enthralls the crowd with his seat-grooving rendition of Usher's Billboard Top 10 hit "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love."

- 83 Degrees Media


"Eric Darius on The Smooth Jazz Cruise (Holland America) 2012 Party at Sea"

Join Eric Darius on The Smooth Jazz Cruise January 15 - 29, 2012. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Bahamas, St. Thomas, St. Barths, Half Moon Cay - Eric Darius Enterprises


"Oprah Winfrey Radio Show with Eric Darius"

Interview with saxophonist and composer Eric Darius. - Oprah Winfrey Radio


Discography

2010 On A Mission
2008 Goin All Out
2006 Just Getting Started
2004 Night On The Town

Albums available on iTunes and Amazon

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Booking:
Jennifer Faliero - Stacey Lee Agency
jennifer@staceyleeagency.com

Eric Darius’ approach to playing is muscular, visceral, imaginative, technically proficient and soulfully free-spirited. It is evident that he is in his element when his reed presses his lips. The joy he derives from playing is evidenced on many songs on his latest release On A Mission. “I think one of the staples of what I do is my live show; it is young and energetic! I wanted to bring this element to On a Mission. There is often a big disconnect from people’s live shows and studio albums. I want people to be able to close their eyes and feel like we are playing right in front of them,” exclaims Darius.

Hailing from a musical family (his father from Haiti and mother from Jamaica) and raised in Tampa where he still lives, Eric Darius realized his calling for music at an early age. After hearing a saxophonist play at his church, he instantly fell in love with the sound, the soul and emotion of the instrument.

His friend and mentor, Dave Koz, may have summed it up best…”Eric’s energy and musicality are undeniable. He’s fusing Jazz with Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, and Rock for a new sound that’s exciting and truly innovative!”
Eric Darius’ mission continues…taking these songs and traveling them around the world. His passion is in his performance.