Odysseo by Cavalia, Clinician, Session Musician
Eric Boudreault's drumming journey took off at the age of 3 years old. In 1999 when he was in college, he got selected to be a part of the Yamaha Rising Stars showcase at the Montreal Drum Festival. He has become one of the busiest international touring Canadian drummers with 15 years on the road and more than 4000 shows with different projects. In 2006, "Inizio", the first album of his jazz band Waza, was released in stores. It featured Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, John Beasley, Michel Donato, and Ronal Di Lauro. In 2012, Eric released his educational book titled Drumming Language. Eric has appeared in Modern Drummer, Drums Etc., and DRUM! Magazine - as well as major TV shows such as Jay Leno, KTLA Morning, The Today Show, and many more… He is currently on tour with the biggest touring production in America, Odysseo by Cavalia.
Arturo O'Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Dave Samuels & The Caribbean Jazz Project
5-time Grammy Award Winner, Vince Cherico, is the drummer for top Artists in the jazz and world music scenes. In 1995, Vince became the next drummer with Ray Barretto’s Sextet, developing his reputation in Latin Jazz, touring and recording 6 CD’s, earning 2 Grammy Nominations. In 1999 Vince performed with The Caribbean Jazz Project, developing lasting musical relationships with Paquito D’Rivera and Dave Samuels. In 2003 he became a member of The Caribbean Jazz Project, touring the world. In 2004 Vince became the next drummer for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), performing at Lincoln Center and on tour. In 2009, Vince toured with vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, with notable performances including Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz Festival and an NPR broadcast “Live at The Kennedy Center”.
Vince continues to perform with ALJO after their departure from Jazz at Lincoln Center with world tours, and shows in NYC at Birdland & Symphony Space. Vince has won 3 Grammy’s with ALJO, 1 with The Chico O’Farrill Big Band and 1 with Mister G. Besides performing with many other artists; Vince is also on the faculty of The Columbia University Jazz Program and Drummers Collective.
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