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Eric Lyttle

Performance Details

Date:  Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm
Location: Music Building Recital Hall. 551 Jamestown Road
Admission:  Free, no tickets required

Eric Lyttle-FullEric Lyttle has been playing and teaching piano for over 25 years. He received his bachelor's degree in jazz composition at the Berklee College of Music in 1980. He received his master's degree in music composition from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1992.

Since 1999, Mr. Lyttle has been on the Music faculty at the College of William and Mary teaching jazz piano, piano, Musicianship/Ear-Training, and Group Piano. He is an active performer in jazz, Latin-jazz in the Richmond, and Williamsburg areas. Recent engagements include the Richmond Jazz Society concert series at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and Tin Pan Alley. Most recent collaborations are with Stephanie Nakasian, the Jazz Warriors, Jonathan Greenberg, James Gates, Jay Sennett, Jason Jenkins, and Victor Haskins.

His fine teachers include Doug Richards, Bob Hallahan, Gary Moran, Joanna Kong, Dika Newlin, Sonia Vlahevic, Johanna Spiers, and Alan Blank. As a student of the legendary Barry Harris, Mr. Lyttle’s teachings emphasize the importance of the traditional/classic jazz piano players. Most influential pianists include Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Thelonius Monk, Bill Evans, and McCoy Tyner, and Eddie Palmieri.