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Eriick w/ Morgan Pirtle & Michael Adkins - 8pm | $10

  • Uncommon Ground 3800 N Clark St Chicago United States (map)


Eriick is a young bandleader from Detroit Michigan. Having started learning piano and organ at age 9, Eric's talents and love for music were honed and developed in church and continued to be even as he went on to study music at Columbia College Chicago. He specializes in vocal performance, keyboards, songwriting, arranging and composition; and is trained in jazz, gospel, classical, and pop styles. Eric has performed with such Grammy Award winning artists as Paula Cole, Diane Warren, and Cory Henry to name a few. Eric also has extensive experience in live performance having played such venues as the historic Chicago Theatre, House of Blues (Chicago), and other venues throughout the Midwest; and he’s also performed internationally on stages in both Italy and Germany. Eric is a dedicated writer and musician as well as an authoritative voice on the R&B and Soul music of tomorrow.

Morgan Pirtle is a versatile vocalist, composer, and arranger in Chicago. As a student of jazz, her music is influenced by the genre, but also resonates with pop, soul, and R&B. She studied at UIC with vocalist Cheryl Wilson and previously has worked with artists such as Rufus Reid, Sheila Jordan, Jon Faddis, Jay Clayton, Dee Alexander, Jennifer Barnes, and Greg Jasperse.  You can find her performing all over Chicago-land, including such venues and events as the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, Chicago Summer Dance, The Shedd Aquarium's Jazzin' at the Shedd series, Schubas, the Jazz Showcase, the Promontory, Emporium, and more. She recently made her debut at the 40th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival with her group Morgan Pirtle + 5. In 2018, she was named a Luminarts Fellow in Jazz, won the People's Choice Award at the Luminarts 2018 Jazz Finals, and was named Outstanding Undergraduate Vocalist in the 2018 DownBeat Student Music Awards. Her debut EP, “Muse” will be released in February 2019.

Michael Adkins is a Singer, songwriter, actor and arranger from Philadelphia Pa. Michael is known for his supporting background vocals for many national gospel and rnb artist. He is currently working on a ep that is set to release later this year. He love to perform and travel, meet new people and love to collaborate with new artist. Instagram @mr_mikelawry_sings