Eric Leone (a.k.a Eric Leone Pritchett) has virtually grown up surrounded by music. Inspired by his parents, Joseph Pritchett Sr., a self taught musician who also provides technical and logistical support, and Maggie Pritchett who teaches piano and gives spiritual support, he has thrived with his own musical career.
Eric is a graduate of the Hartford Conservatory School of Music where he studied jazz guitar. He is also a very accomplished pianist, drumist, bass guitarist, and saxophone player. After graduating from the Conservatory, Eric joined numerous R&B bands, including--The Touch Band, Floyd Patterson Jr. and Ring Side, Style, and Pizzazz.
Soon after, Mr. Leone met with producer/ songwriter Yasha Barjona of Hush Productions. Mr. Barjona discovered not only Ericís profusion with instruments but also his producing and song writing ability. As a result of this meeting, Eric wrote a song for the John White CD entitled "NIGHT PEOPLE" by Geffen Records.
Now Mr. Leone is taking all this experience as an instrumentalist/producer/songwriter to pursuit his own dream of a career as a smooth jazz entertainer.
Eric has two fundamental characteristics that best describe his music-- the elements of love and life. Love, the emotion that touches everyone's heart and Life, that which stimulates the mind.
Eric Leoneís objective as an R & B smooth Jazz Artist is to have his music touch the hearts and souls of people all over the world.