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Eric Darius
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Funky Biscuit
Date: July 07, 2018 to July 07, 2018
Where: The Funky Biscuit, 303 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Other
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B, Hip-Hop, to Pop, creating a very distinctive, fresh sound and approach that is uniquely his own.Artists such as Prince, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Miles Davis have always inspired me because of their fearlessness to express themselves freely from a musical standpoint and allow their music to evolve with each album, states Eric Darius. Hailing from a musical family with rich traditions in Caribbean music (his father is from Haiti and his mother is from Jamaica), Eric realized his calling for music at an early age. I remember being nine years old and hearing a saxophonist play at my church. I instantly loved the soundI remember being blown away by the soul and emotion of the instrument. It was as if I could almost hear the words and lyrics with each note being playedit was at that point that I fell in love with the instrument. The saxophone has a way of connecting with people in a way that no other instrument does. To me, its expressions are closest to the human voice. Darius is one of those musicians who was fortunate to benefit from music programs in the school system. As a result the young musician has made it a mission to pay it forward and has spent a considerable amount of time exposing young students to music in the public school system with his On A Mission in the Schools campaign. He shares, It is important to me that these types of music programs remain available for children. One of my goals is to expose young kids to music with substance and to help make them aware that music can be an outlet for their emotionsthat it can be a positive influence in their lives. By age elevenafter only playing for one yearEric was chosen to be in Sonny LaRosa and Americas Youngest Jazz Band, which consisted of young musicians, ages five to twelve. The group toured the country and even played at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.Throughout Erics young but already dynamic career, hes had the tremendous opportunity to travel and
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