in New Orleans and blind since birth, Eric Warren began
playing guitar at the age of ten. He was schooled on
the East Coast and moved to NYC in his early twenties
to pursue his career in music. He began working as a
sideman and studio musician while simultaneously honing
his composition and jazz skills.
has had the privilege to study with renowned musicians
such as fusion master Ray Gomez and pianist Patty Boun.
He made his professional recording debut in 1980 with
Lynn Messenger and has shared the stage with
notable artists including Donald Fagen, Phoebe Snow,
Emir Deodato, Charles Otis, Les Paul, Dr. John and Bobby
McFerrin, Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), David Bromberg, Robben Ford, Levon Helm (The Band), Jimmy Vivino (Conan O'Brien Show), Rik Emmett and Bernard Purdie.
recently released his debut CD, "Velvet Edge",
which combines smooth jazz with a bluesy, rock & roll
tone. This style is reminiscent of his musical experiences
gathered from New Orleans to New York. "Velvet
Edge" includes performances by jazz pianist Marc
Puricelli, bassist Gene Torres, drummer Robin Gould
and percussionist Fred Wolcott and was successfully
released by radio personality, Jim Kerr, to a receptive
crowd at NYC's Le
an interview with New York radio host, Joey Reynolds,
Eric was joined by Blues Legend and friend, Hubert Sumlin
(of Howlin' Wolf fame). As Eric and Hubert played live
acoustic to Joey's syndicated audience; they inventively
brought listeners out of a world of genre labeling into
a world of listening.