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 playing clarinet and wood bass as a member of his 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 Coats Orchestra".
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.

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