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Our friend, EC3, returns on the last day of February - and he STILL has multiple plates in the air!
The last time our Las Vegas-based drummer, composer, producer and mentor found time to do the show was months ago. At that time, he was telling us about upcoming producing chores and working on his follow-up to "Her Eyes at Sunset."
NOW, so much of his work is complete - and he's about ready to celebrate at Blues Alley early in March! "It's All About the Rhythm" is dropping - and you'll hear tracks from this swinging project on 2/28.
It has been an incredible journey for EC, whose birthplace was Naples, Italy. Dad was Ernest Coleman, Jr., who was a Jazz musician (tenor sax) as well as arranger and composer. Needless to say, the influence from Father to Son was powerful. And a deep respect for the genre of Jazz was nurtured in EC3.
He found himself the youngest graduate of the Naval Conservatory of Music in Norfolk, Virginia. And toured with the Navy Band after graduation. Then, moved to Los Angeles where a bevy of work awaited him - via musicals.
A call from esteemed songstress, Loretta Holloway, changed the landscape of possibilities for EC. He became Loretta's musical director eventually and was opening for household names: Bill Cosby, Whoopi Goldberg, Jay Leno and so many more that your head would spin!
Twelve years with Loretta and then came more work with the great Al McKibbin, Vincent Falcone (pianist for Frank Sinatra), Kevin Toney, Kenny Burrell, Vic Damone, and the immortal Diahann Carroll.
An amazing career - and it continues! We'll see how many plates are being juggled these days - and we'll definitely hear some excitement in the voice of EC3. Good times are ahead if you've got rhythm ;)
The fun starts at one - EC drops by at three p.m. Eastern.
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