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Thursday, September 01, 2016
All Day

Eric Gunnison was raised in a musical family in Buffalo, NY and attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA in music composition in 1979.  He lives in Denver where he has been a mainstay in the music scene for over 20 years. Eric has toured and recorded with jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, saxophonist Nelson Rangell and trumpeter Ron Miles and performed in concert with Dizzy Gillespie, James Moody, Phil Woods, Red Rodney, Bobby Shew, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil and Eddie Gomez. As a part of the Denver scene, Eric has appeared in concert with both the Colorado and Colorado Springs Symphonies. He also works with his own band, Wake Up Call, performing his original music. As an educator, Eric has worked at the Denver and Cherry Creek schools, CU Boulder and Metropolitan State University of Denver and is currently Instructor of Jazz Piano at the Lamont School of Music.