On 29, May 2021 | In Jazz | By Leigh
Since 2012, Firelands Jazz Trio and Eric Everett Jazz Productions has built an extensive client list, ranging from private & corporate parties, fundraisers, wedding cocktail hours to fine dining jazz restaurants and clubs in the Cleveland area. They look forward to adding the right musical touch to your special event!
Duncan Crooks is a jazz pianist and composer who went on to Capital University to study music and arranging. At Capital, he was the winner of the Diversified Music Publishers Award for “Best College-level Composer.” Duncan moved to Boston and attended Berklee College of Music where he graduated summa cum laude. Duncan has toured with The Glenn Miller Orchestra and performed with Kenny Burrell, Nick Brignola, and other luminaries.
Jeff Slater earned his Bachelors of Music in Music Theory and French horn at Baldwin-Wallace University and did masters work in classical and jazz music theory at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Truman State University. Jeff plays both electric and upright bass and is well versed in all styles of jazz, R&B, rock, and world music.
Eric Everett has nearly four decades of drumming experience, studying privately at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory and performing in Case Western Reserve University’s small group Jazz and Big Band ensembles under Paul Ferguson. At CWRU, he participated in the Tri-C Jazz Fest and was a member of Cleveland 90’s bands, Public Library and Five Minutes Fast. He is a contributing writer for Modern Drummer, Classic Drummer, The Drummer’s Journal UK, Drum! and DrumHead Magazine.
Firelands Jazz Trio can also optionally add Michele Edwards, a veteran vocalist who has extensive theatrical experience performing at Severance Hall, Playhouse Square and Karamu House. She has traveled nationally and internationally as a gospel vocalist and has expanded her repertoire to the American Song Book. She also joins the trio to perform as the Elation Band, providing 70s-90s, R&B, smooth soul and jazz.