Eric Byrd

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.


Jazz Academy of Music

The Jazz Academy Orchestra will be opening for Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra at the Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival Mardi Gras style gala. This is a pre-festival fundraising event at the Hilton Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

Thursday, February 16, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Tickets starting at $165.00
[Black Tie Affair]
Click here to purchase tickets online. 6:00pm VIP Reception - Meet-and-Greet with Delfeayo Marsalis 7:00pm Dinner - The Jazz Academy of Music opening act during Mardi Gras Style Dinner 8:00pm Performance by Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra


Arts and Humanities of MoCo The Jazz Academy of Music, Inc. is funded in part by the Montgomery County government and the Art & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.