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EC3 is a Drummer, Percussionist, Clinician, Educator, Producer and Arranger. EC was the youngest Musician to graduate from The Naval School of Music. After graduating he moved to Las Vegas, began working shows and breaking his way in to the Jazz scene. There he joined Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett’s Jazz Pianist, Vincent Falcone.

Shortly thereafter, EC became the “first call’ Drummer on the Vegas Scene. EC was then hired by Songstress Loretta Holloway and became her Musical Director, performing in Vegas and all over the world.

EC also performed with the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, the Caesars Palace Orchestra, Harrah, Reno and Tahoe Orchestras. EC went on to develop the rare quality of “conducting from behind the drums’; while performing with Ms. Holloway, opening for Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg and a host of other greats!

EC also worked Vegas with Jazz Legends Kenny Burrell, Lorenzo Almedia, Joe Williams, Azar Lawrence, and many more. EC then got the call of a life time—to perform with Jazz Giant, Bassist, Mr. Al McKibbon (for the Giants of Jazz; Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk).
This relationship would grow into one of the best musical experiences EC could ever ask for. EC auditioned and got the part for the musical "The Bourbon Street Review" as his relationship grew with Al, they became like father and son as McKibbon took EC under his wing.

The Show ran for a few years and Al Mckibbon asked EC to come to L.A. and work with his band. Of course EC packed up and moved to Los Angeles and began working with the Al Mckibbon quartet. He became a regular at The Twin Palms (Owned by Actor Kevin Costner). Shortly after that EC hooked up with Jazz Great Mr. Billy Higgins and began studying With Billy and learning from one of the Masters on Drums.EC has Recorded three phenomenal CDs as a band leader the titles are "My Romance with Rhythms, “Her Eyes at Sunset, “and "It's All About The Rhythm"-

EC is In demand to teach Master Classes and Clinics as well as students seeking him for private instruction.