Music writers often find themselves stumped as to quantify an artist’s work,
seemingly defaulting to the “eclectic trump card” way too often. As to the
works of jazz pianist, singer and songwriter, Rachel Eckroth – eclectic is most
apropos, however, Rachel’s music is obvious - from its’ roots and influence,
to its’ gracefully bold uniqueness.
Born and raised in the greater Phoenix (AZ) area, Rachel was rooted in a
musical family - both of her parents are musicians as is her brother, Michael
(pianist with John Scofield). By the time Rachel was in highschool, she was a
fixture in the Phoenix jazz scene under the watchful eye of former Basie Band
vocalist, Dennis Rowland.
Rachel attended the University of Las Vegas, Nevada and upon graduating,
remained in Las Vegas backing numerous regional and national acts