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Eric Chase Trio
July 11, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Eric Chase has been performing throughout New England for the last 38 years and was a music teacher for 18 of those years before becoming a school administrator. He began playing the saxophone at the age of 10 in his local school music program, where following his undergraduate work in college, he returned as a teacher for the next 16 years. Eric has studied with a number of instructors including Karel Lidral, Charlie Jennison, and Gerry Bergonzi. Eric has played with a variety of groups throughout his career but was a member of “Straight, No Chaser-Raccoon Beach-The Attractions” (same band, different purposes) for over 30 years. It was with this group that he had the pleasure of playing at the Blue Note in New York City, the Newport Jazz Festival at Saratoga Springs, and opening for Joe Lovano at the Portsmouth Music Hall. Other playing opportunities have included “The Seacoast Big Band”, “Players”, “Tongue in Groove”, The Joe DeRose Big Band and a host of others. Eric has also been fortunate to have the opportunity to play one-off performances with “The Shirelles”, “Lou Christy”, “Leslie Gore”, “The Four Tops”, and “The Platters”. PJ Donahue-drums Scott Keifner-bass Eric Chase-Sax