...With Eric Susoeff
Well known to Pittsburgh Jazz enthusiasts, guitarist and composer Eric Susoeff has been an active part of the Pittsburgh music scene since his debut with Harold Betters at The Encore in 1976. Susoeff has shared his warm, full bodied, lyrical sound, with a long list of local and international luminaries including: Dizzy Gillespie, David Amram, Roger Williams, Airto, Ivan Lins, Romero Lubambo, Charo, Frankie Avalon, Marty Allen, Eric Kloss, Frank Cunimundo, Gene Ludwig, Pete Henderson, Dave & Maureen Budway, Sandy Staley, Kenia, Roger Humphreys, Erin Burkett, Kenny Blake, Walt Harper, Nathan Davis, Don Aliquo, and John Wilson, among others.
His focus lies primarily within his love of Brazilian and Afro-Cuban music, which he continues to honor through his Latin Jazz quintet Salsamba. This prolific group, founded in 1984, has released six CD's,
all of which received critical acclaim.
With nearly 50 recording projects to his credit, Eric is also an accomplished writer and arranger. He has capably performed a vast variety of styles and appeared on television and stages across the US and in Brazil.
Mr. Susoeff has lent his deft hands and creativity to the sound of Erin Burkett & Virgil Walters since 2009, where his thoughtful music, distinctive solos, and bright spirit have become and integral part of this trio.