Eric Olsen - Pianist and Arranger
Eric Olsen has crafted a distinguished career in both classical and jazz music, as a pianist and organist, composer, and conductor. He has worked, recorded, or collaborated with classical musicians and opera singers Betty Allen, Klara Barlow, Walter Cassel, Margaret Harshaw, Martha Lipton, Kevin Maynor, Steve Oosting, Giorgio Tozzi, and Virginia Zeani; and jazz musicians David Baker, Don Braden, Cecil Brooks III, Ed Cherry, Ratzo B. Harris, Billy Hart, Tim Horner, John Isley, Steve Johns, Marshall McDonald, Bucky Pizzarelli, among many others. His discography includes classical recordings as a soloist, accompanist and choral music conductor, jazz recordings, and recordings for meditation. He has recorded four albums with Kevin Maynor, including the Grammy nominated Black Art Song in 2000. Olsen has also performed at jazz festivals, in recitals, at Carnegie Hall's Stern and Weill Halls, at Birdland, and the Knitting Factory, and overseas in France, Germany, India, New Zealand, and Fiji. In addition to maintaining a busy performing schedule, he is an Adjunct Faculty member at Montclair State University and Caldwell College, and a member of the Piano Faculty at the Judith Wharton Music Center in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
More information can be found at www.ericolsenmusic.com.