Eric Vaughn Trio
Bay Area pianist, Eric Vaughn was born and raised in and around New York City. Vaughn began studying music at age 9 with Sal Mosca, student of Lenny Tristanio. In 1977, Vaughn earned his B.A. degree in music and M.A. degree in music performance from the University of San Francisco and has been playing piano professionally ever since.
Vaughn has lived and played in California, Washington and Vancouver, Canada. He has performed across the U.S., Europe, North Africa and played for the U.S. forces in Guam and Hawaii. For eight consecutive years, Vaughn performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. In addition, he has performed with Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Moore, Bert Wilson, Billy Poindexter and Santana among others. VaughnÕs music is inspired by a variety of artists including Art Tatum, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner. Still, Vaughn's music has a flavor all its own.
In recent years, Vaughn has been performing solo, as well as with The Eric Vaughn Trio and the Billy Poindexter Quartet. Vaughn released two CDs in 2007 and has another one on the way.