Sunday afternoon the Smooth Jazz 92.7 Fan Appreciation Concert was due. The first 90 minutes belonged to saxophonist Eric Darius who started the concert with a bang, accompanied by a young band of players, he appeared playing from the audience, looking super cool with his sunglasses and hip outfit, emanating energy and fun. He belongs to the new generation of smooth jazz instrumentalists and delivered a high-engergy set full of great sax playing and cool grooves. Songs played were mostly from his last CD Just Getting Started from 2006, among them was his radio hit "Steppin' Up", plus covers like "Love TKO" and "Let's Stay Together". He also broke it down nicely with some heartfelt slow songs showing his considerable skills on his instrument. He and his band gave their all leaving us in a blissful state.
PS: A new Eric Darius CD is scheduled for release in June 2008.