The Eric Byrd Trio

The Eric Byrd Trio


Sat Aug 18

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$14.75 - $19.75

This event is all ages

Genre: Jazz

For any wheelchair or ADA needs, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance at (443) 283-1200.


The Eric Byrd Trio
The Eric Byrd Trio
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas comes alive at The Soundry in a musical movie extravaganza perfect for all ages! Bundle up the whole family and bring them out to experience the magic of the season on The Soundry big screen! The movie will be followed by a live performance of the famous soundtrack, by none other than Columbia’s own, The Eric Byrd Trio. It’s the perfect holiday kick-off for both the kids and the kids-at-heart!

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. On each recording, they take a rigorous, modern approach to standards as well as original compositions, playing with great acuity within the broad and rich jazz tradition.

Collectively, they have played with jazz trumpeters Wynton Marsalis and Randy Brecker, jazz guitarists Charlie Byrd and Mike Stern, jazz saxophonists Bob Berg, Buck Hill, David “Fathead” Newman, and Cecil Payne, jazz pianists George Colligan and Kenny Drew, Jr., jazz saxophonists and flautists Sonny Fortune and Gary Thomas, be-bop jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist, flautist, and saxophonist Ira Sullivan, jazz steel pan player Othello Molineaux, jazz vibraphonist Warren Wolf, gospel harpist Jeff Majors, jazz vocalists Vanessa Rubin and Rebecca Parris, gospel vocalist Yolanda Adams, and Cuban American singer/songwriter Jon Secada.

Eric, Bhagwan, and Alphonso are educators with advanced degrees in Music History, African American Music, and Jazz Performance. They frequently give clinics on music history, jazz, and the relationship between the spirituals/gospel, blues, and jazz. Because of their immense knowledge of music, commitment to music education, and ability to teach diverse and international audiences, they have been sponsored by the Untied States Embassy as Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors touring South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East. The Trio has also delighted audiences across the globe at the historic Montreux Jazz Festival and in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Dubai, Estonia, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Scotland, and Trinidad and Tobago.
agmité is a multi-genre group who's members are rooted in Jazz, Experimental, R&B, Soul and Gospel music.

The band's first incarnation was as the rhythm section for SALIO, a famed singer and songwriter from Tbilisi, Georgia. Months later, while playing with each other in the Annapolis based pop band Del Florida, Aggie, Michael and Ted started to see the world of opportunities in front of them. Not long after, the group set out to record an album at M80 Recording Studio with the help of studio engineer Cole Eubanks.

The trio has grown into something that just cannot be confined to one dimensional. Their music is a culmination of the emotions and backgrounds of each player that ebbs and flows with each song. Their approach to songwriting is truly unique and forward thinking.
Venue Information:
The Soundry
10221 Wincopin Circle
Columbia, MD, 21044