Chesapeake native Eric Stanley and friends bring electric energy to JAMinc

Eric Stanley

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Advanced tickets are $20 until midnight the night before the show. Day-of tickets (if available) are $25 and can be purchased at the door.

The potluck starts at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm.
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Twenty eight year-old Chesapeake native Eric Stanley began playing violin at age 12 with encouragement from his musical family and his teachers. His mother played the piano while he, his sister and brother would sing along. Taking up the violin as an elective in middle school soon developed into Eric’s passion. He joined the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra while in high school.

At Virginia Commonwealth University, Eric began creating YouTube videos remixing popular songs fusing improvisational violin with hip hop, pop, and classical.  He has received the YouTube Silver Play Button surpassing 150,000 subscribers and 21 million total upload views.

In 2015 the “Eric Stanley EP” was released worldwide, featuring four original compositions. His style embodies – without being derivative – the “brilliance and fire” phrasing of Jean-Luc Ponty. This musical prodigy continues to elevate his passion, and has performed for former President Bill Clinton as well as at the International Emmy Awards, the Richmond Jazz Festival, and even at a Cleveland Browns football game.

Eric remains active in his church and often performs with gospel choirs while he tours along the East Coast.

Dovetailing with JAMinc’s mission to bring music to young people, Eric has performed before students in over 200 schools and has raised money to help purchase instruments for deserving students. One of his favorite quotes is, “Trying to be better than someone else is a pure waste of time. Strive to better than you were yesterday.”

Eric often collaborates with fellow violinist Daniel D who will join him for our JAMinc show. In the summer of 2005, Daniel was awarded a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School of Music and in 2007 he won the Apollo Award in New York City.

Eric and Daniel will be joined by DJ Calculations Of and a keyboardist for our April 18 performance at In Your Ear. It promises to be a unique showcase of musical styles and electric energy not to be missed.

Want to learn more about Eric? Listen to this WCVE Virginia Currents Episode »