Eddie Baccus Jr. playing with Utopian-Dreams Band June 21st

Spec guest @EddieBaccusJr w/ @GMIchael11 @geewhizpat of @UtopianDband #TonyDarren #jazz #music http://www.facebook.com/utopiandreamsband …pic.twitter.com/etv11bUO

Eddie Baccus Jr., was born on 10/22 to Eddie Baccus, Sr. & Dolores Baccus. He began
playing the Oboe in the fall of 1988. Under the study of John Zipay in high school. Upon
returning from the holiday’s vacation, he discovered another student, who had kept the
instrument during the vacation period, had broken the Oboe. Therefore, Eddie started
playing the saxophone in January 1989. After graduating from John Hay high school, he
attended Berklee College of Music’s 5-week summer program, during which he received a
full scholarship.
In the fall of 1989, he went to New York and performed at the world famous Apollo
Theatre in Harlem and won, 5 times off air and 2 times on air. Also, while in New York he
studied with acclaimed saxophonist, Joe Lovano. After returning home, he volunteered for
a year at the Cleveland School of the Arts 1990-91.
In the summers 1993,1994 and 95, he went on tour with a play called “A Good Man is
Hard to Find.” Directed by David Payton. Also at this time, he was touring with worldrenowned
trumpeter “Lester Bowie.” Eddie began touring with internationally known
smooth jazz group “Pieces of a Dream,” in 1995 to the present. He has been recorded
on 8 CD’s with the jazz group. “Pieces”, “Ahead To The Past”, “Acquainted With The
Night”, “Soulful Embrace Vol.1& 2,” “Love’s Silhouette,” “No Assembly Required” and
their lastest CD “Pillow Talk.” Eddie has written and co-written several songs, one of
his most popular songs written is “Knikki’s Smile,” performed by him brilliantly on the
CD “Pieces.” Others songs are”Love You For Life”, “Feliz Vida{The Good Life}”, “Bela
Voce{Beautiful Voice}” and many others. He has 2 CDs for Shanacie Records”Touch Me
In The Morning”, on which he performs Always by Atlantic Star and “Smooth Jazz does
Motown’s Greatest Love Songs” on which he performs, Your Precious Love by Ashford &
Simpson and Neither One of Us by Gladys Knight.

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