Czech Jazz WorkShop Prague 2013

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Eric Vaughn (USA)

drums

Eric Vaughn is a modern musical product of Savannah, GA, USA.  He comes from a musical background - his father Robert Vaughn was a jazz drummer in the region.

His early musical mentoring came from his father’s musical ally Teddy Adams, renown jazz bassist Ben Tucker, master pianist Joe Jones and Johnny O`Neal. Pianist / vocalist Freddy Cole introduced Vaughn to the international scene while touring throughout the 1990`s.

After moving to Atlanta in 1990, Vaughn established himself as a well sought-after drummer/ bandleader of the jazz community by creating the sound and brand “Naked Jazz”, which he has most recently re-introduced in Europe.

In 1995 Eric served as artistic director for the `Atlanta Jazz Festival`. He produced a CD of original music for the Savoy jazz label in 1996. Between the mid 1990`s and 2007 Vaughn led jazz trios aboard the Carnival cruise fleet and traveled all around the costs of North and South America. As a composer/ arranger Vaughn has worked on musical projects for both CNN and Walt Disney.

Vaughn has performed, toured, collaborated or recorded with:
James Moody, Cedar Walton, Freddy Cole, Reginald Veal, Cyrus Chestnut, Russel Malone, Wycliff Gordon, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nicolas Payton, Maurice Brown, Victor Goines, Ben Tucker Trio, Johnny O`Neal Trio, Pianist Joe Jones, Doug Carne, Freddy Hubbard, Audrey Shakir, Kelvin Sholar, Kofi Burbridge, Eddie Pizant, Teddy Adams Quintet, Life Force feat. Joe Jennings and John Fadis.

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