ERIC CHEVERON SMITH Appearing Wed March 7th 2018 at 7:30pm
$10 in advance
$12 at the door
Growing up in Michigan, Eric Smith got his start in music by singing in the church choir as a young child and not long after learned piano, drums, and guitar. He was very involved in school concert, symphony, and jazz bands from elementary school through high school. By age 11 or 12, he had begun writing songs on the piano and that morphed into a songwriting obsession that continues today. He’s written classically-inspired compositions, jazz pieces, folk/rock/funk/pop songs, percussion works, and arranged for several different ensembles ranging in size from a piano trio to marching band.
As high school came to a close, Eric decided to pursue music at a collegiate level. An attraction to jazz for both the intellectual challenge as well as the pursuit of expression led him to attend Michigan State University College of Music as a Jazz Studies - Piano major (Class of 2017), under the program direction of Rodney Whitaker. That attraction to jazz has developed into a love for this American art form as well as many other styles of music.
He currently studies jazz piano with Xavier Davis at Michigan State University and has previously studied with Reginald Thomas, Dennis Tini, and Steve Taylor. He has also been coached by singer/producer Herschel Boone.
Eric has written many songs in various styles, and self-released his debut EP Hey There Miss in 2015.
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