Eric Essix and The Move
Guitarist Eric Essix has been creating acclaimed jazz since his 1998 CD Small Talk was released by Warner's jazz label Zebra Records. The single For Real stayed in the Top 5 for 25 weeks. His success continues today, as his song Foot Soldiers from his 2013 CD Evolution still remains in rotation on the Sirius XM jazz channel Watercolors. He has released over 20 CD's during his recording career.
AllMusic reviewer Johnathan Widran describes Eric as "exciting Southern Jazz, blues inflected, with crisp melodic lines that certainly put him on a par with Chuck Loeb and legends like George Benson. Exciting and infectious".
Eric, a graduate of the famed Berklee College of Music, is the youngest person ever inducted into the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and was voted best Jazz Musician in Birmingham. He has also played as a sideman for some of the top names in contemporary jazz including Jeff Lorber, Boney James, Mindi Abair, and Peter White.
In 2015 Eric joined forces with two musical all-stars to go to Muscle Shoals and record the CD Eric Essix Move Trio. The Move Trio features expressive keyboardist Kelvin Wooten, a Grammy nominated producer and creator of hits for the likes of Mary K Blige and Jill Scott and Anthony Hamilton. Drummer PJ Spaggins has released three of his own CD's and has played with such luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Kirk Whalum, Marcus Miller, and Peabo Bryson.
Together, the Eric Essix Move Trio creates an exquisite blend of Jazz, Soul, R&B, and Gospel. https://ericessix.net