Eric Marienthal

About Eric Marienthal

Eric Marienthal is a Grammy-winning contemporary jazz saxophonist, composer, vocalist, and producer. Establishing his bona fides as a sideman with Al Hirt and memberships in the Chick Corea Elektric Band and Jeff Lorber Fusion, he embarked on a career as a bandleader with Voices of the Heart in 1988. The saxophonist's crystal-clear, emotive yet icy tone registered with smooth jazz radio programmers, who admired his seamless integration of jazz-funk, soul, pop, and adult contemporary R&B. His commercial breakthrough occurred with 1991's Oasis, which peaked at number five on the contemporary jazz charts. With the release of 1995's Street Dance, his albums also began charting on the standard jazz list as well. Among his many best-selling outings are 1998's Walk Tall and 2015's Bridges with Chuck Loeb. Along with his own recordings, he's played with everyone from Elton John and Stevie Wonder to Barbra Streisand and David Lee Roth.

    Sacramento, CA
  • BORN
    December 13, 1957

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