Listen to Learn:
Eric Chesher received a BA in Music Performance degrees in vocal performance and piano performance and a B.S. pre-med in Biology and Psychology from Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin Ohio. He is a Producer/Engineer with over 25 years experience in the Music Industry in performance, writing, producing, management, and marketing. His resume’ includes Capital Records, Bunker Studios, RCA, sales training and event marketing for Yamaha, Kawai, Baldwin, Steinway, and event marketing for dealers across the United States. He presently works as manager of Steinway Piano Gallery Little Rock and as producer at Infrared Studio Productions.
Brian Brown was born in Maine. He was lucky enough to have a father that loved Music, especially Jazz. At 14 Brian had his first gig. Over his teen years he was exposed to a number of truly great players and performed with many of them, including Louis Armstrong, Howard McGhee, Charlie Mariano, Benny Golson and many others. Over his career, he has played with a wide variety of musicians; he performed with Lightnin’ Hopkins in the 1970’s as a duo. At the same time, he was involved with a fusion band that was an opening act for Weather Report and Ramsey Lewis.
He moved to Arkansas in 1983. He has performed with local and touring musicians for concerts and musical theater. He recently performed with Herbie Hancock. He has been part of the Ted Ludwig Trio since 2005.