Pianist and composer Eric Ostling maintains a career in both the jazz and classical worlds. A graduate of MIT, and the Performing Arts School in Louisville, he has studied with Pulitzer composers John Harbison, Karel Husa, and legendary jazz teachers Jamey Aebersold, Herb Pomeroy and Charlie Banacos.
Recording credits as a pianist include song cycles of Schoenberg and Webern, jazz quartet and solo piano CDs. Eric’s classical compositions have received premieres in Louisville and Boston by various orchestral and chamber ensembles, including the Muir and Manhattan String Quartets. His jazz compositions for the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble include an acclaimed arrangement of ‘Tutu’ (Marcus Miller/Miles Davis), while an expanding songbook of over 60 original tunes will be the subject of an upcoming CD release project.
Current Feature: Eric Bentley's Brecht-Eisler SongBook
Current Feature: Jazz Originals SongBook