Eric Warren is an active St. Louis based Acoustic and Electric Bassist. He started Acoustic Bass in his native Portland, Oregon under the tutelage of west coast session Bassist Leroy Vinnegar. After earning his B.A. in Jazz Studies from The University of Oregon, Eric left for Paris to record and tour with Francois Theberge. After returning to the United States, Eric spent time playing and living in New York, Nashville, and St. Louis working with various artists including: Wycliffe Gordon, Clay Jenkins, Byron Stripling, Dave Pietro, John Scofield, Warren Haynes, Amy Grant, Micheal W. smith, Julian Priester, Jim Piu, Andy Martin, Bill Liston, Bernadette Peters, Mario Cantone, Scott Whitfeild, Al Wilson, Trini Lopez, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Frankie Valli, Bobby Rydell, Bobby Vinton, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Lawrence Welk Orchestra, and The Guy Lombardo Orchestra. He has played bass for the Broadway Touring productions of Phantom of the Opera and Sister Act.
Eric currently leads his own quartet. His album “Expression and Reflection” received 4 1/2 starts form AllAboutJazz.com. He also plays in The Fabulos Fox Orchestra, The Randy Holmes Quintet, Dave Dickey Big Band and Scott Whitfield Quintet. Eric is also an Educator, Conductor, Composer and Arranger of Concert Band music. The St. Louis Symphony played one of his arrangements for the opening of the Skip Viragh Center for the Arts. He is currently the director of Jazz Ensembles at St. Louis University and Assistant Director of Bands at Chaminade College Preparatory School.