Eric Gunnison and Mike Abbott are busy performing and recording artists in Denver and abroad, as well as faculty at the Lamont School of Music/Denver University. They are both members of Colorado’s superb CJRO big band, as well as Phröntrange, a quintet led by Denver composer/Trombonist Steve Wiest. Look for Phröntrange’s brand new CD and the short documentary on the making of the album, The High Road, Feb. 15, 2016.
Mike has performed and/or recorded with The Rolling Stone’s horn section, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Schaffer, Joey Calderazzo, and Marc Copeland.
Eric’s current associations include touring internationally as well as recording with the sensational vocalist Roberta Gambarini, whom he has accompanied since 2001, and, since 2005, as pianist with the Dizzy Gillespie All-Stars Big Band and Sextet with which he has toured the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has also performed with vocalist Rene Marie and the Christian McBride Big Band among others.