The Eric Jones Trio featuring Sean Bolden, drums & Ken Trimmins, trumpet
Drummer Sean Bolden‘s intense passion for music has translated into making him an accomplished and much in-demand musician in the Coastal Empire and the East Coast!
He was a music performance major and studied under Dr. J.C. Combs @ Wichita state university & Dr. Steve Pramatic @ Armstrong Atlantic State University. Sean Has played in different parts on the United States Including Europe. He has won awards with respect given to his great individual style of playing drums. He has also recorded with some great jazz musicians as a studio musician, as well as many live performances including, Grammy Award Winner Esperanza Spalding, Robin Eubanks, Tom Lure, Stefan Harris just to name a few, as well as area jazz heros such as Teddy Adams, Ben Tucker, Huxie Scott, Eric Jones, Doug Carn, Delbert Felix, Tony Royster Sr and many others.
Sean Bolden was also a part time jazz instructor at the Savannah Country Day school. 6th 7th and 8th grades are effected by Sean’s knowledge of big band, and jazz music, as well as Sight reading and understanding concepts. Sean was the Drummer For world renowned BIG Black born (Daniel Ray)that was a percussionist for Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, and Randy Weston. And works with Grammy Winner for best album of the year Esperanza Spalding on the southern part of the U.S.
If not playing with Last but not least. Sean Bolden is also heavy into the Gospel music industry. Playing For artist such as Karen Clark Sheard, Bishop Larry Trotter, Gina Thurston, Joann Rosario, Canton Jones,Timothy Wright, , Milton Bigum, Ted Winn, (Ted And Sherry) …and many more!!! Current Endorsements: Soultone Cymbals
Ken Trimmins is a dynamic trumpet player who’s success as a military musician and band leader was instrumental in his outstanding reputation and notoriety around the world. As a young musician Ken studied with some of the noteworthy jazz musicians including Bobby Shew, Willie Thomas, Vinnie DiMartino, Duffy Jackson and many others. Ken holds a Bachelor of Art in Music Education degree (Valdosta State University), Master of Music Performance degree (Mercer University), and Doctor of Music degree (Florida State University) and is currently a tenured Associate Professor of Music at Albany State University (Albany, Georgia).
As a jazz soloist he has performed in numerous jazz venues including (to name just a few) The Clearwater Jazz Holiday, The Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Atlanta Montreux Jazz Festival, BET on Jazz, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. In February 2014, Dr. Trimmins, along with his “Classically Jazzed Quartet,” was the featured soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.
A featured international classical soloist, Ken has performed with the Honduran Philharmonic Orchestra in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The U.S. State Department officials herald his performances as “great success(es) in our cultural exchange program and enabled us to showcase teamwork at its best.” Ken plays Fred Powell Custom Trumpets and is a professional performing artist for Powell Trumpets from Elkhart, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois.
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 Awardwinning 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.