After more than a decade of playing and teaching in Los Angeles, Eric recently relocated back home to Seattle. Since graduating from USC, Eric has pursued professional jazz and music education with equal passion. While in Southern California Eric directed the award-winning combos at Downey High School, and was on faculty with Children’s Music Workshop. Eric played saxophone in clubs, restaurants, and at weddings up and down the West Coast. Eric was the tenor saxophonist in James Gang, one of the most in-demand private event bands in the country.
‘I was a member at City Light Church in Los Angeles from 2007 till we moved to Seattle in 2018. In those years I have played sax for the worship team, and eventually in 2012 I took over the position of music director. This move, which I resisted at the time, reintroduced me to my love of singing, and showed me a powerful new way for me to serve my church. Since then I haven't looked back, and I know I will be leading worship for the rest of my life! In April 2017, we brought on a new leader, and I happily took a step back to the assistant worship leader role.’