Music - Saxophone, Jazz Ensemble
Saxophonist and composer Chad Eby teaches applied jazz saxophone, Jazz Ensemble II, Jazz Improvisation, Jazz History, and Jazz Listening in the Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program at UNCG. Chad is releasing his third studio album, "New Business", in December 2012, and his 2010 album "Broken Shadows" (Cellar Live) featured Steve Haines and Jason Marsalis, with guest appearances by Doug Wamble and Branford Marsalis. A Newhall, Iowa native, he has earned widespread critical acclaim as "a consummate improviser" (Jazz Times), "has tremendous poise and natural melodic sense" (Ottawa Sun), and his "tone is boundless, blues-inflected, and wholly satisfying" (AllAboutJazz.com). He is active as a composer, and received the Ohio Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council awards for jazz composition in 2003 and 2009, respectively. Highly in demand as an arranger, his 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 many collegiate jazz ensembles. Visit chadeby.bandcamp.com to order or download his work. He is a Rico Reeds Performing Artist.
"...there is a movement in jazz that embraces a once taken-for-granted model: modernity thru authenticity. Here is where we find Chad Eby." - Branford Marsalis
"Chad Eby, a consummate artist, is a superb saxophonist and a highly skilled arranger. He is in the top echelon of the worlds finest musicians." - Bill Charlap
"I once heard a master musician say 'if you want to genuinely create, know all the decades'. Chad Eby is one of those musicians who carries all the decades of jazz along as he creates. So much so you'd think he be more stooped over. Rather, we hear him reaching back, standing straight up and moving the musical ball up the field. So refreshing to hear in a time of wandering around the creative process. A pleasure to encounter. A thrill to listen." Gary Walker – WBGO, New York