Gifted with hands that bring keys to life, Eric D. Wortham II has been captivating audiences for years. From a young age, Eric's heart desire was to play the piano. With this in mind, his father prayed that God would anoint his hands for service. At the tender age of nine, Eric began learning to play the piano. He would later study the classical mastery of composers such as, Bach, Haydn and Scarlatti. At the High School for Creative & Performing Arts (CAPA), Eric learned to play jazz under the teachings of musical director, Dr. Kevin Rodgers. During his training with Dr. Rodgers, Eric was introduced to the sounds and musical style of Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Dr. Rodgers' influence on Eric allowed him to discover the path in which he wanted to go. However, Eric had to learn to balance playing the new music styles that he loved and the church music that he was accustomed to from his youth. This caused Eric to develop a style all his own that has resulted in the release of his debut album, appropriately entitled, 'When I Became Myself'. Eric is an extremely gifted pianist/composer and was the recipient of the year 2000 Piano Prodigy Award. Eric teaches piano, and has played at The Clef Club, Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, Zanzibar Blue, and Warmdaddy's among others, all in Philadelphia, and has created a large fan base in the USA, China and Bermuda. Eric is described as 'electrifying' in his live performance A premier artist on LGR Records, Eric's musical capabilities has allowed him to accompany many of the other artists on the record label roster, as well as to accompany and collaborate with numerous artist such as Kim Waters, Vivian Green, Jeff Bradshaw, Carol Riddick, Warren Cooper, Tony Granberry, Jill Scott, and Music SoulChild. Whether performing alone or collaborating with other artists, Eric possesses the poise and pizzazz to leave audiences speechless!
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