Eric Mingus

Eric Mingus

 Scarsdale, New York, USA
BandBluesJazz

Eric Mingus is an acclaimed composer, performer, recording artist, and poet. Through his live performance lectures, Eric looks to share his music, poetry, and life experiences growing up Mingus.

Biography

Musician, stand-up bassist, vocalist, and son of acclaimed jazz legend, Charles Mingus, Eric Mingus prides himself on combining poetry with his music. His songs communicate the idea of what artistic creation really is and define what the term “freedom” really should mean in music, art, and expression.

The music Eric Mingus creates ranges from Hendrixian rock to bluesy stylings, though there is no disputing the influence of his jazz legend father, Charles Mingus in Eric’s music. It is the relationship between Eric and his father Charles that both nurtured and fostered his independent voice and ambitions in music. It was natural that he’d try bass.

“A lot of people were horrified,” he recalls, “telling me things like, ‘Do you know how good you’re going to have to be?’ But I’m not claiming to be the bassist that [Charles] was – and he couldn’t sing as well as I do either!” he chortles.

In the form of live performance lectures that include original music, poetic compositions, and personal anecdotes including tales from his days “growing up Mingus,” Eric looks to help all generations define themselves as people and show them how he has tackled all that life has served him in a continuous effort to chart his own course.

Lecturer
Discussions about his life, his music, and his influences, including his father, Charles.

Performer
Solo performances of his original work or ensemble performances with collegiate bands.

Teacher
Vocal or bass workshops with concert or jazz band students.

Discography

Film/television scores:

Shadow Boxing: the Journey of the African American Fighter (ESPN Classic)

Fighting The Mob: The Carmen Basilio Story (ESPN Classic)

Sweet Science, a boxing documentary. (Independent)

Albums:

As leader:
Um...Er..Uh (Some Records)
Too Many Bullets Not Enough Soul (Some Records)
Healin' Howl (Intuition)

As co-leader:
This Isn't Sex
Clockwork Mercury (Independent)

Set List

Live performance lectures with Eric Mingus are customizable to fit the occasion.

Lecturer
Discussions about his life, his music, and his influences, including his father, Charles.

Performer
Solo performances of his original work or ensemble performances with collegiate bands.

Teacher
Vocal or bass workshops with concert or jazz band students.