|Eric Marienthal (USA) - saxophone |
Eric went to Berklee College of Music where he studied with the legendary saxophone professor, Joe Viola. By the time he left Berklee, Eric had achieved the highest proficiency rating given by the school. He has since gone on to perform in over 65 different countries, recorded many solo CD's and has played on hundreds of records, films, television shows and commercial jingles. Eric went on to perform with artists such as Elton John, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, David Benoit, The Rippingtons, Patti Austin, The Yellowjackets, Jeff Lorber and many others. Besides his solo CD's, Eric has also written 3 instructional books as well as 3 instructional videos. Every summer for the past 8 years Eric has put on an annual fundraising concert for High Hopes. High Hopes is a non-profit organization in Orange County, California that works with people who have suffered traumatic head injuries. With the help of many guest artists who have donated their time to perform, these concerts to date have raised well over a half million dollars for this charity.