Jazz/R&B Saxophonist, Songwriter, Producer, and Performer, Eric Darius has revealed that his new album Unleashed will arrive on August 12th. He most recently released the second single from the album, “That’s My Jam” featuring Justin Lee Schultz which sets out to capture his live show energy and was written in homage to one of his closest friends, Willie Payne, who recently passed. In support of his new album, Eric Darius has also launched his Unleashed World Tour which continues throughout the rest of the year.
The album will be the second release via Darius’ own independent label, SagiDarius Music and was Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician, Philip Lassiter (Prince, Kirk Franklin, Ariana Grande). The album also features collaborations with Eric Roberson, Paul Jackson, Jr., Justin Lee Schultz, Mononeon, Metropole Orkest and intentionally blurs the lines between Jazz, R&B, Hip-Hop, Funk and Pop. For the first time ever, Darius recorded the whole album live in studio with the full band simultaneously.
I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone on this project and truly unleash my full musical potential. This album is an honest reflection of myself and my growth both musically and personally over the past several years and it really takes the listeners on a musical journey from start to finish!
July 16 – Mitchellville, MD – Lake Arbor Jazz Festival
July 21-24- Philadelphia, PA – South Kitchen & Jazz Parlor
August 6 – Albuquerque, NM – Albuquerque Museum Amphitheater
August 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theater- Clearwater Jazz Holiday
August 14 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Jazz Festival
August 19 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Jazz Festival
August 26 – Richmond, VA – The Tin Pan
August 27 – Mableton, GA – Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre
September 4 – Pensacola, FL – Gulfcoast Summer Jazz Fest
September 8-9- Chicago, IL – Brian Culbertson’s Chicago Jazz Getaway
September 10 – Dallas, TX – Bishop Arts Theatre Centre
September 11 – Oxnard, CA – Oxnard Jazz Festival
September 18 – Chesterfield, MO – The Factory St. Louis Smooth Jazz Cruise on Land
October 8 – Mazatlan, Mexico – Mazatlan Jazz Festival
October 13-16 – Rehoboth Beach, DE – Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
October 22 – Avalon, CA- Catalina Island Jazztrax Festival
October 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Jazz Festival
October 29-30 – Napa, CA – Blue Note Napa
November 3-6 Daytona Beach, FL – Florida Smooth Jazz Weekend
November 11 – Hampton, VA – Jazz Legacy Foundation
November 19 – New Haven, CT – John Lyman Center for Performing Arts