Blue Note Recording Jazz Artist, Eric Darius performed for a standing room only crowd of excited elementary school students at Gulfside Elementary School on Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Watch the Video!
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It is fourth period at Progress Village Middle Magnet in Tampa. The gymnasium quickly fills with the sounds of more than half of the school's 780 students and faculty members filing in.
They are there to see a performance by Tampa-based musician Eric Darius, but most have no idea what to expect.
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Charley spends the morning with local jazz musician Eric Darius at Orange Grove Middle School in Tampa. That's where Eric is kicking off his "On A Mission" campaign to promote musical education in schools.
Eric will be going into schools across the country to share his personal story. He wa... Read More +
PROGRESS VILLAGE — The tween and teens start hollering even before Eric Darius takes the stage.
They scream when they learn that the jazz saxophonist is from Tampa.
They shout again because he graduated from Blake High and once more because he has played with ... Read More +
TAMPA - Jazz musician Eric Darius' national campaign to promote music education in schools recently kicked off on familiar turf.
On March 17, Darius – who grew up in Tampa – visited the Progress Village Middle Magnet School of the Arts.
Before performing for the school's 250 students, Dari... Read More +
The 44th annual Hampton Jazz Festival promises to deliver a mix of classic and contemporary funk and soul. Like in previous years, the “jazz” will come in lite portions.
The festival, which is June 24-26, will kick off its first night with Grammy-winning legend Chaka Khan, neo-soul star An... Read More +
This is the kind of story you do not see in the press. True stories in which we see the lives of underprivileged kids and young adults coming from a rough, dead-end neighborhood leading to the dangerous streets of Los Angeles, pursuing a gang-oriented life of crime, drugs and violence, mainly du... Read More +
A smooth jazz saxophonist, Eric Darius was a Young Lion of sorts who began performing at a young age. A New Jersey native who grew up in Tampa, FL, Darius received his first saxophone at age ten and a year later was touring with the youth-based Sonny LaRosa & America's Youngest Jazz Band, w... Read More +
The mission for rising jazz saxophonist and composer Eric Darius h... Read More +