Bassist Eric Markowitz, born and raised in New Jersey, never thought much of growing up 30 minutes away from the jazz mecca of New York City. That all changed when half way through his college studies in St. Louis, he met world renowned Jazz drummer Joe Charles. Eric spent the next few years apprenticed under local St. Louis legends Joe Charles and Saxophonist/Composer Jimmy Sherrod. Markowitz quickly became one of the leading jazz bassists in St. Louis, voted 4 years in a row best jazz group in St. Louis while playing with the David Stone Trio. Having decided that the St. Louis Jazz community was just too small, he moved to San Francisco in 2004, and was quickly integrated into the local jazz scene. On any given night, you can find him appearing at many of the Bay Area's best jazz venues.