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Portrait of Eric Daniel and Friends

Eric Daniel and Friends

About Eric Daniel and Friends

Rome, Italy

Artist Name: Eric Daniel & Friends
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Hometown: Rome, Italy,

Style of music: Nu Soul / Urban R&B

Description: Sexy Sax/Flute driven Nu Soul grooves...great vocalists!


Born in Washington, D.C., USA on May 24th, 1952

Began musical studies age 9 (clarinet).

Began performing publicly at age 12.Joined American Federation of Musicians at age 16 in Boston, MA, USA.

Advanced musical studies at New England Conservatory (clarinet) and Berklee College of Music (saxophone w/Joe Viola)in Boston.

Military service in the US Army from 1972 to 1975 as a sax instructor at The Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia, USA).

Live performances in USA with:Gladys Knight, Tom Jones, Temptations, Jerry lewis, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder and many others.

Broadway shows such as "Annie", "Dancin'" (Bob Fosse), "Peter Pan", "They're Playing Our Song", "Eubie", "Bubblin' Brown Sugar" and many others.

Live performances and/or recordings in Italy with:

Natalie Cole, Carl Anderson, Zucchero ("Woodstock '94", "Live at the Cremlin", "Blues", "Rispetto", and his upcoming DVD "All the"), Alex Britti, Tony Cerqua, Martha High, Gabin, Andrea Bocelli, Jenny B, Geraldina Trovato, Mia Martini, Sabrina Di Stefano, Fabio Macero, Sara Grimaldi, Luisiana Red, Crystal White, Joe Cocker, Massimo Ranieri, Tom Jones,Valeria Rossi, Luca Cucchetti, Amii Stewart, Michele Zarrillo, Corrado "Rod" Rusticci, Thelma Houston, George Benson, Astrud Gilberto, Paolo Pallante Paul Young, Sal Spicola, Orlando Johnson, Romina Johnson, Agostino Penna, Mercuzio, Randy Crawford,"King"Solomon Burke, Mike Applebaum, Raffaela Carrà, Carlotta Centanni, Magic Harp, Carlos Sarmiento, Tony Armetta, Francesco de Rubeis, Mike and Randy Brecker, Paul Horn, Giorgia, Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr, Mercuzio, Donatella Rettore, Roberto Ciotti, Tosca, Marco Armani, Chaka Khan, Wendy Lewis, Lena Horne, Chiara Vecchio Bossa Trio, Barbara Parisi, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Gil Evans, Frank Vinci, Mimmo Locasciulli, Eduardo DeCrescenzo, Otto Ohm, Rosario Jermano, Gino Paoli, "Toots" Thielemans, Lew Soloff, Rodney ("no respect!") Dangerfield, and so many others.

I feel priviledged to have been able to meet and work with these people!


TV Productions, Film soundtracks, and Commercial jingles form another area of my professional activities in Italy:

"Fantastico 5"( '84), Staff musician RAI-TV (Italian National Network...'84-'87), "Domenica In" ('86, '98,'00,'01, '02),"La Corrida" ('88 to '93 (con Corrado)), (2004, '05, '06, '07 (con Gerry Scotti)), San Remo Song Festival ('94' '95, '96), "Caramba Che Sorpressa"'95, "Scomettiamo Che"('93,'99),Trent' Anni Della Nostra Storia"('86), "Miss Italia nel Mondo" ('99,'00,'01), "I Raccomandati" ('03, '04, '05) and others.

English lyrics for projects by:"Positive Power", "Eric Daniel & Friends", Frank Vinci, "Mercuzio" ( Marcello Modugno), Gazosa, Lara Martelli, Jim Porto, Chiara Vecchio, Duo Meccanico,

Latest works (with Italian vocal sensation, Fulvio Tomaino): "RIGHT NOW" ed. By Goody Music and coming soon "CADILLAC CAR" for the historic label “PURPLE MUSIC” owned by legendary DJ Jamie Lewis.

Author of The Saxophone Survival Kit, A Guide for Aspiring Professional Saxophonists...or just anyone!"

Co-Founder w/Silvano Melgiovanni of EMI/Loft recording artists "Positive Power".

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