The Sounds of Eric Willis
Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Teacher
Studied Jazz with Alvin Batiste - Southern University, Baton Rouge, La.
77th U.S. Army Band, Fort Sill, OK
Music Director for Highland Park Church, Dallas, Texas
Arranger for Park Cities B.C. Dallas
Live Recordings (Producer): Fellowship of Joy, Park Cities, Highland Park and Tyrone Johnson
One of my favorite places to perform live is Brooklyn Jazz Cafe in downtown Dallas. I also have the pleasure of touring with Wayman Tisdale (Rendezvous Recording Artist). I wrote and produced the title song "Bounce" on Tom Braxton's new cd (Rendezvous Records). My performance credits include: Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Les McCann, Angela Bofill, Melba Moore and Roy Hargrove among others.
I love the writing styles of Lionel Richie and Richard Smallwood. Joe Sample and Keith Jarrett are my favorite pianists.
Motif 7, Nord Lead 2, Micro Korg, Fender Rhodes, 1080, Pro Tools, Reason - loops, Logic Micro - sequences.
I have manusctipts ready for publish; titles include:
"What Music Means to God" - "The Sociology of Sacred Music" - "Do You See What I Hear"
My desire is to encourage, inspire and enlighten.