E. J. DECKER

Vocal Jazz / Jazz Related RnB • United States
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A solid, big-voiced jazz baritone (à la Johnny Hartman or Billy Eckstine) who has spent years in rock bands, in musical theater and on the folk circuit, E. J. Decker landed in NYC's jazz scene in the early '90s with a distinctive style once described as "biker Gershwin." Critic Scott Yanow notes Decker "has a strong voice touched by that of Billy Eckstine, although he has his own sound."

Raised in a musical household, E. J.'s mother was a pianist and his dad a Big Band-era baritone who worked with many N.Y.-area bands of the day, including a brief stint with Tommy Dorsey's Orchestra, and was E. J.'s first vocal coach. Drawn to his dad's big band discs, as well as his older brothers' rock and R&B records and later their jazz albums, E. J. was profoundly influenced by the many live performances—by such jazz greats as the (original) Dave Brubeck
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E. J. DECKER While the City Sleeps... album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
While the City Sleeps...
Jazz Related RnB 2001
E. J. DECKER A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession)
Vocal Jazz 2013
E. J. DECKER Bluer Than Velvet - The Prysock Project album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Bluer Than Velvet - The Prysock Project
Vocal Jazz 2018

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