Chad Eby

Chad Eby, a saxophonist, was born in Tarkio in Missouri in 1973. His family soon moved to Iowa, where he was raised and began his long-term study of music. He began his musical education at age 11 on the clarinet, and then he took up the saxophone one year later. Eby continued his studies at Luther College and earned his degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. Eby, along with his wife, moved from North Texas to Columbus, Ohio where he received a Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance at Ohio State University. Eby’s first album, Triptych was released while he was in Ohio. It received critical acclaim from as well as fellow saxophonists Branford Marsalis, and Wessel Anderson. Broken Shadows, his second album, was released February 2010, and featured Steve Haines, Jason Marsalis (with Doug Wamble), Branford Marsalis (with Branford Marsalis). As a composer and arranger, he has received jazz composition fellowships from both the Ohio Arts Council and North Carolina Arts Council in 2003. His arrangements for jazz ensemble were recorded and performed by the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis Quintet with Willie Nelson, Norah Jones, Byron Stripling, and the L.A. All-Star Big Band. They also have recordings of the U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, Dallas Jazz Orchestra, as well as many other collegiate jazz ensembles.

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