Rob Erickson – Profile & Track Record
Hello everyone, my name is Rob Erickson. I am the owner of Rob Erickson Music. I play music, primarily in private events such as weddings, corporate parties, restaurants, and more.
If you are interested in piano lessons please contact me today to schedule an appointment.
How it Started
How it Started
I grew up in New York and started music as a teenager, playing lead guitar in a rock band. After high school, I switched to piano and started playing in churches. I became interested in jazz after coming to Texas, attended Houston Community College, and earned my degree in jazz studies.
While working as a law enforcement officer for 30 years, I performed in solo and group settings playing jazz, rock, Motown, and pop music throughout the Houston area. Since my retirement, in 2012, I continued composing, performing, and released my first CD in 2013. I continue to play throughout Houston and the surrounding areas, at weddings and corporate events. I play often with the Jazzdish Group.
I was inspired by legends like Oscar Peterson, Larry Carlton, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Beatles, and Charlie Parker. My parents exposed me to all kinds of music. My mother played the piano. I took one year of piano lessons and quit for the guitar to play rock music.
I am the composer and performer of modern jazz and released my flagship debut LP record, Just Passin' Thru, comprising of 20 original tracks. With a total listening time of approximately an hour, this record comprehensively represents my repertoire. A touching, inspiring, and exceedingly colorful record, the album hits every note in the emotional scale and stands as an apparent success in terms of songwriting, performance, and production.
The LP is distributed globally by MondoTunes and is available at iTunes Just Passin' Thru - Rob Erickson for convenient purchase and download. I have pledged 10% of all profits from this sale (online and otherwise) to the Houston Food Bank, which assists in feeding hungry families of Houston, TX.
Now I am a retired police officer with more than three decades of experience in the force. I took music lessons and attended college to study jazz while working in law enforcement. My apparent knack for leading these dual lifestyles shows in the myriad perspectives and tones of "Just Passin' Thru." My tracks are often surprising, each one having its character with just enough in common with the other songs to maintain a coherent whole.
I played solo and with bands part-time while working as an officer. After retirement, I started writing, composing, and recording at Home. I have always listened to a wide variety of music such as jazz, rock, electronica, country, some rap, etc. The music on my CD reflects that variety.
Please choose if you are interested in hearing examples of my playing solo. You can also enjoy my musical journey by purchasing a CD, downloading my music, hiring me, hiring my band for a special event, or taking jazz lessons. Please email me or call at (281) 221-3164 for bookings.