|Eric Paulin (Drums)
||Born in New York City, Eric started playing
drums in 1964, Jazz in 1974.
Studied privately with master drummers, Charlie Persip, Beaver Harris, Eddie Locke amd Milford Graves. He also attended classes taught by the great Max Roach.
He has done many numerous gigs in New York, Tri state area, Europe and Japan.
Eric has worked with Jaki Byard (p), Junior Cook (ts), Larry Young (org), Clarence "C" Sharpe (as), Arthur Sterling (p), John Tchicai (as), Marvin Blackman (ts), Danny Petrow (g), Ray Draper (tuba), Ralph Lalama (ts), Hassan Hakim (tb), Rich Perry (ts) and many others.
His quartet recorded a short film for Japanese Television in 1983.
Eric has been a member of Music Under New York (MTA arts for transit program) since 1988. His quartet was also one of the first Jazz groups to play regularly in Central Park, since 1980.
|Mike Camoia (Tenor Saxophone)
||Born in Brooklyn, New York. Mike started
playing saxophone in 1960, studied with Joe
Henderson from 1963 through the late 60's.
Mike worked with the Larry Elgart Big Band in the early 70's. He has played with such artists as Chet Baker (tp), Cecil Payne (bs), Jimmy Owens (tp), Joe Jones Jr. (ds), Rahn Burton (p), Don Moore (b), Jimmy Vass (as), Charles Davis (bs/ts), Jimmy Lovelace (dr), Alex Layne (b), Clifford Barbaro (dr). He also sat in with Joe Henderson on several occasions.
Mike is one of the members of the house band at the Musician's Union Jam session.
|Eiji Obata (Guitar)
||Born and raised in Kyoto, Japan, Eiji started
playing guitar at the age of 14, and later
performed professionally in Kyoto, Osaka
and Kobe. He won an Asian Scholarship of
Berklee College of Music and moved to Boston
in 1996. He studied with Jon Damian, Hal
Crook and many other well-known musicians
at Berklee. Since graduated from Berklee
in 1999, he has been living and performing
in and around New York, where he has been
actively pursuing his professional carreer
as a teacher, composer, and performer.
His appearances include TV show "The Frankie Waters Music & Variety Hour" with Mike Camoia, The 45th Annual Grammy Award, Denis Charles Memorial Concert with Chicken Wings, and many others.
|Marvie Asakura (Bass)
||Marvie was born in Tokyo, Japan on January
21st, 1948. He began his musical career
clarinet and wood bass as a member
high-school brass band. He continued his musical education by
studying harmonic theory with Mr. Mitsuaki
Kanno, a famous Japanese composer and pianist.
Later, he performed with many famous Japanese
bands and singers, such as "Shoji Suzuki
and his Rhythm Aces", "Yuzuru Sera
Trio" and "Toshio Mori and Blue
Marvie regularly appeared on the TV program "Sound Inn S", broadcast by TBS (one of the major Japanese TV network station), for three years as featured musician. He played on many sessions with numerous musicians from all over the world.
In 1992, Marvie composed music for a documentary film about the Japanese Snow Monkey and it's environment. This film was highly acclaimed by the media. In 2001, Marvie moved to New York City where he is continuing his musical career.
Marvie Asakura has performed with many American musicians including:
Teddy Wilson (p), Peanuts Hucko (cl), George Benson (g), Sir Charles Thompson (p), Tommy James (p), Walter Bishop Jr. (p), Curtis Fuller (tb), Scott Hamilton (ts), Natalie Cole (vo), Mal Waldron (p), Dolly Baker (vo), Ray Brayant (p), Dan Abeney (p), Gary Wofsey (tp), Count Basie Orch., Duke Ellington Orch.etc.
|HOME --- Profile --- Photo --- Schedule --- CD --- Contact info|