Eric is a freelance musician in the Bay Area. He has hundreds of theater show performances under his belt in addition to numerous jazz, and rock/pop group performances.

He is proficient on saxophones, flutes, piccolo, clarinets and oboe. He also plays a little EWI, but only on Monday nights.

Eric can be found here, and there. Usually there. There being Jazz-Sax.Com

About

An accomplished teacher and musician with more than 15 years of woodwind teaching experience, 20 years of professional playing, professional musical arrangements, and recording mixing and producing. Committed to providing students with a solid foundation in music fundamentals while making music education fun and interesting. 



For teaching nearly a thousand custom arrangements of songs for students of pop, rock, broadway, classical, jazz, and movies that are not available in books are used to challenge and motivate students to play what they like while getting better. SmartMusic from MakeMusic is also utilized for working on Orchestra, Band, and Solo repertoire.

As a performer Eric has played with several local bands such as Lady K and the Kings of Swing (Jazz Band), Bay Area Big Band (Jazz Band), Mike Vax Big Band (Jazz Band), OtherKind (R&B), Cal State University Hayward Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Diablo Valley College Night Jazz Ensemble. Eric also has done work music playing/arranging/composition for commercials and TV in association with Roaring Mouse Productions.

Eric has also played well over a hundred theater productions across the Bay Area on various woodwinds. Musicals such as Fiddler on The Roof, Man Of La Mancha, Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, West Side Story, The Wiz, The Wizard of Oz, TinTypes, Grease, A Chorus Line, Evita, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, How To Succeed in Business to name but a few. Theater companies such as CCMT, DLOC, DVC, Berkeley Playhouse, Broadway By The Bay, SF Playhouse, Cal Performances, and 42nd Street Moon.

Studied Clarinet with William Wohlmacher, Saxophone with Daniel Zinn, Guido Fazio and William Trimble, Flute with Roberta Brokaw, Oboe with Brenda Schumann-Post, Jazz and Jazz Arranging with Dave Eshelman.

www.ericdannewitz.com
E-Mail for lesson information eric@dannewitz.com

Bio

An accomplished teacher and musician with more than 15 years of woodwind teaching experience, 20 years of professional playing, professional musical arrangements, and recording mixing and producing. Committed to providing students with a solid foundation in music fundamentals while making music education fun and interesting. 



For teaching nearly a thousand custom arrangements of songs for students of pop, rock, broadway, classical, jazz, and movies that are not available in books are used to challenge and motivate students to play what they like while getting better. SmartMusic from MakeMusic is also utilized for working on Orchestra, Band, and Solo repertoire.

As a performer Eric has played with several local bands such as Lady K and the Kings of Swing (Jazz Band), Bay Area Big Band (Jazz Band), Mike Vax Big Band (Jazz Band), OtherKind (R&B), Cal State University Hayward Wind and Jazz Ensembles, Diablo Valley College Night Jazz Ensemble. Eric also has done work music playing/arranging/composition for commercials and TV in association with Roaring Mouse Productions.

Eric has also played well over a hundred theater productions across the Bay Area on various woodwinds. Musicals such as Fiddler on The Roof, Man Of La Mancha, Phantom Of The Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, West Side Story, The Wiz, The Wizard of Oz, TinTypes, Grease, A Chorus Line, Evita, Guys and Dolls, Sweet Charity, How To Succeed in Business to name but a few. Theater companies such as CCMT, DLOC, DVC, Berkeley Playhouse, Broadway By The Bay, SF Playhouse, Cal Performances, and 42nd Street Moon.

Studied Clarinet with William Wohlmacher, Saxophone with Daniel Zinn, Guido Fazio and William Trimble, Flute with Roberta Brokaw, Oboe with Brenda Schumann-Post, Jazz and Jazz Arranging with Dave Eshelman.

www.ericdannewitz.com
E-Mail for lesson information eric@dannewitz.com

Bio

No shows booked at the moment.

Calendar

The core is a Macintosh MacPro 2.88Ghz Dual Quad Core Xeon Processors with 16 gigs of Ram. A Proteus 1, Roland SC-8820, Roland XV2020 Korg M1, Garritan Jazz Band, Garritan Personal Orchestra], and Kontkat 7 provide the sonic palette in which I create music. The M-Audio Project Mix I/O is the interface of choice and M-Audio BX8a are my speakers.

Software I use includes Digital Performer 8, ProTools 11, Logic Pro X, Finale 2014, Sibelius 7.5, Band in a Box 2014, Reason 7 and Protools 11…..and I know I forgetting a bunch of others….

HomeStudio

I currently play on:

  • Zentner Wood Piccolo
  • Haynes closed hole flute
  • Yamaha 581 (with split G) flute with a Sankyo Headjoint
  • Armstrong Alto Flute
  • Akai EWI 4000S
  • Loree C+3 Oboe (NZ Serial)
  • Buffet R-13 clarinet with a Caravan mouthpiece and Vandoren V12 4 reeds
  • Yanagisawa curved soprano with a Berg Larsen 85/1 rubber mouthpiece with vandoren 3 reeds
  • Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone with a vintage Meyer brothers mouthpiece (worked on by the late, great Jon Van Wie) with an Oleg ligature and Rico Jazz Select unfiled 3 reeds or a Beecher bellite #7 with Vandoren 2.5 reeds
  • Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone with a Guardala handmade MB1 mouthpiece or a Berg Larsen 110/2 hard rubber mouthpiece with an Oleg ligature and Rico Plasticover 3 reeds

Instruments

Mixes
Here are three things I edited and mixed in ProTools for a Lady K and the Kings of Swing debut CD. Sing Sing Sing and Bill Bailey didn’t make it on the CD. Though I have editing/mixing credits for about half the songs on the CD including all the vocalist tracks. This was an acoustical nightmare as the venue was live (dinner party this) and the place has marble floors (it was at the Berhing Auto Museum).

Sing Sing Sing (Me on Clarinet)
BillBailey (Me on Tenor)
Shiny Stockings (Me on Trumpet…..NOT!)

A group I play with that I mixed and recorded
Come On Eileen (Tenor and Flute)

This is a mix I did for a contest.

Saxophone Recordings
Flute Recordings
Clarinet Recordings
Oboe Recordings

Recordings

My Musical and non-musical resumes

Musical Resume
Musical Theatre (best I remember…..more to come)

How to succeed in Business, Oaklahoma, Anything Goes, Funny thing happen on the way to the Forum, Tintypes, Cabret, Fiddler On The Roof, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolored Dreamcoat, Wonderful Town, City Of Angels, Music Man, Kismet, The Wiz, A Chorus Line, Aladdin, Urinetown, Guys and Dolls, Southpacific, Wizard Of Oz, Annie, A Grand Night For Singing, Ragtime, Hello Dolly, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, No No Nanette, West Side Story, Kiss Me Kate, Grease, Evita, Pirates of Penzance, Oliver, Once Upon A Mattress, The Company, Cinderella, Chronicles of Narnia, 110 Degrees In The Shade, The Drowsy Chaperone

Bands
Mike Vax Big Band, Other Kind, Spill The Wine

Non-Musical Resume
2014-Present Administration Staff – Redwood Day School
1997-1999 Manager of Information Systems – Interactive Measurement Corporation.
Created custom reports and databases for real time scanning and grading of tests and surveys for fortune 500 companies such as Bank Of America, University of Phoenix and Cisco.

Resume

Currently teaching saxophone, clarinet, flute and oboe at Campana Music in Lafayette, CA. I have over 15 years teaching experience on the various instruments I play.

My teaching studio is comprised of:
Custom “Hackintosh” running a Intel i7 2600 processor with 8 gigabytes of ram
OS X 10.9
Dell 22″ monitor (for use with Finale, Adobe Reader and Smartmusic)
Digital Performer 8
Logic Pro X
ProTools 11
M-Audio Fast Track Ultra
AKG-C414 ULS microphones
Sennheiser 421 microphone
KRK V4 speakers
Roland KC550 amp
M-Audio Axiom 61 Keyboard
Some other software used would be:
Finale, Band in a Box 2014, SmartMusic, Transcribe (great to drag things out of iTunes to play slower), and iTunes

Teaching

Here are just a few of the things I’ve done
Super Mario Medley
Tank!
Rush
Save The Last Dance For Me
In The Xmas Mood
Just Dance

Film Scores
I have written a few things that are in a pending indie film. Awaiting permission to post.

Works