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Chad Eby, the saxophone virtuoso and composer, brings his quintet to The Crown to play compositions by the famed Marsalis brothers!
Featuring Brandon Lee on trumpet, Ernest Turner on piano, Steve Haines on bass, and Daniel Faust on drums.
An Iowa native, Chad Eby is a life-long student of music. Born in 1973, he began studying the saxophone at the age of 12. He went on to study music at Luther College, completing his degree in Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, then earning his master’s degree in Saxophone Performance from Ohio State University. While in Ohio he released his first album, “Triptych” (2001), gaining critical acclaim from AllAboutJazz.com and fellow saxophonists Branford Marsalis and Wessel Anderson. His second album,” Broken Shadows”, was released in February of 2010, featuring Steve Haines, Jason Marsalis, Doug Wamble, and Branford Marsalis. “New Business” followed in 2012, centered around a suite of original compositions based on the visual art of Trenton Doyle Hancock. His newest release, “The Sweet Shel Suite: Music Inspired by Shel Silverstein”, received a four star rating from DownBeat magazine.
A highly sought-after arranger, Chad Eby’s professionally commissioned works have been performed or recorded by Bill Charlap with Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis with Willie Nelson and Norah Jones, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra, the Dallas Jazz Orchestra, the L.A. All-Star Big Band, and his own group, the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra. To date, he has arranged over 125 works for big band, small jazz combos, and chamber groups. As well, he is credited with over 50 original compositions, and has won jazz composer awards from the Ohio Arts Council (2004) and the North Carolina Arts Council (2009).
Since 2006, Chad has taught in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNC-Greensboro. In 2015, he was honored with the UNCG School of Music, Theatre and Dance’s Outstanding Teaching Award.
Tickets are $15 for adults, or $10 for students, seniors and military. A $1 Facility Fee will be added to the price of each ticket. All taxes included.