Local Jazz Favorites
For almost two decades, The Eric Byrd Trio (EBT), pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr., have traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz. Rooted in swing and be-bop, The Trio also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. Their body of work spans seven unique studio and live recordings on which they shine as a Trio and as collaborators with an expanded 8-piece ensemble they call The Eric Byrd Trio: Brother Ray Band, in tribute to the genius of Soul icon Ray Charles.
Their new recording TWENTY has just been released. Featuring 10 songs they’ve re-recorded and updated and 10 brand new songs, this new album celebrates their 20 years together as a jazz trio.