Pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd has been playing and singing professionally for over 20 years. Along with the principles of swing and be-bop, rousing gospel-tinged chords and trilling blues lines are fundamental elements of his performance style. Byrd has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Mike Stern, Keter Betts, Randy Brecker, Tim Green, Warren Wolf, Paul Carr, Buck Hill, Ethel Ennis, Marlena Shaw, harpist Jeff Majors, Charlie Byrd and Ernie Andrews, just to name a few. Along with his own recordings as a leader, he also guests on over a dozen CD’s by others. He is currently a half-time Music Lecturer at McDaniel College, formerly Western Maryland College, where he completed his undergraduate degree. He received his Master’s in Music in 2001 from Morgan State.