Winner of The Akademia Music Award (April 2015) for Best Song / Jazz Piano Instrumental, Eric Van James is a Berkeley native; he is a former member of the Jazzschool faculty, Has been a conductor with the Kairos Youth Choir, and tonight leads an outstanding quartet! This lineup has Vincent Spaulding on guitar, Vance Ehlers on upright bass, Philip Coffin on drums, with Eric on keys & vocals. Jazz, Blues, classic R&B are featured, highlighted by Eric's distinctive arrangements and original compositions.