Eric Jones Trio with Chassity Rae
Eric Jones – Bio
Eric Jones was born in Moultrie, Georgia, and started to play piano by ear at the age of five. At 11, Eric began studying trumpet. At 16 he started formal lessons on piano and within two years, he was awarded a piano scholarship to Andrew College.
Eric went on to pursue his education at Armstrong Atlantic State University, studying under Dr. Kevin Hampton, graduating with a B.A. in Piano. In addition to teaching private lessons, composing and arranging, he completed his Masters in Composition from Georgia Southern University, where he studied under Dr. Martin Gendelman.
Eric has worked with many prominent artists including Grammy Award winning Esperanza Spalding, Stewart Copland of the Police and Keith Miller of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2011 Eric premiered his latest work, “Songs of Creation,” which combines spiritual, jazz and African influences with the poem of James Weldon Johnson’s “The Creation.” Eric is the pianist with the Savannah Jazz Orchestra and performs with them annually at the Savannah Jazz Festival. Eric has also performed several times during Sunday concerts for Coastal Jazz Association. Currently Eric teaches at Savannah State University.
Chassity Rae Noble – Bio
Vocalist Chassity Rae is a native from Beaufort, SC. She has a B.M in Jazz Studies and a M.M.T (Masters of Music Therapy). Currently, she resides in Atlanta, GA working as a Music Therapist and is an advocate for mental health. She can be seen regularly performing at local restaurants, lounges and is one of the lead singers for the Emerald Empire Band. Please follow her on Instagram @ chassityrae.vocals.