Time Out New York describes Eric Doob as “a rising jazz drummer with a deft touch.” In the short time since he graduated from college, the young drummer has lent his agile approach to bands helmed by Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, Miguel Zenón, Christian Scott, and Dave Samuels.
Eric was born in Boston, and had his formative musical experiences while immersed in the city’s rich music scene. The drummer decided to stick around his hometown a little longer after receiving a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. However, within a short time of graduating, Eric received a call from the multi-GRAMMY award winner D’Rivera, who asked the young percussionist to tour the world with his band. Since he began working with D’Rivera, Eric has relocated to Brooklyn and established himself as a first-call sideperson for several touring artists, and has shared his gifts with audiences across four continents. Eric has also been sought-after in the studio; most recently, the drummer’s playing on Manuel Valera‘s New Cuban Express earned him a 2013 GRAMMY nomination.
We’ve been watching Eric grow on our bandstand for some time now, in bands led by Miguel Zenón, Matthew Stevens, Alex Brown, Pedro Giraudo and others. This Thursday, we welcome Eric to our new home for his debut Jazz Gallery performance as a leader.
Watch Eric performing “Tiemblas” with Miguel Zenón live in Valencia, Spain (the drummer is “given some” to great effect towards the end of the video).