Intoxicated by the music of John Coltrane, James Brown, and Miles Davis, Eric Zolan strives to express his passion for the music of his predecessors while embarking on the tireless journey of finding his own voice. Using standards as well as his own compositions as platforms for improvisation, Zolan delivers melodic sermons that evoke joy and lift the spirits of his listeners.
Zolan grew up in Fairfield, CT and got his start playing local gigs with bassist Steve Clarke. He graduated from William Paterson University (‘16) where he had the privilege of studying with jazz luminaries such as Mulgew Miller, Harold Mabern, Bill Charlap, Gene Bertoncini, Christian McBride and Steve La Spina. As a performer, Eric has had the opportunity to collaborate with many gifted and renowned musicians such as Winard Harper, Brian Charette, and Lucy Yeghiazaryan and has played concerts at some of New York's premier venues such as Dizzy's, Symphony Space, LPR, 55 Bar, Fat Cat, and Joe's Pub. He now lives happily in Astoria, Queens.
New York City
Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
Teaching is a passion as well as a means of making a living for me. I have over 10 years of teaching experience and have a growing roster of 30+ weekly/bi-weekly students of all ages and backgrounds. Some subjects I have experience teaching are:
Beginner to advanced guitar technique
band / ensemble / orchestra