Eric Wheeler is a Washington, DC native and has been studying string bass for 20 years. At age thirteen he was accepted into the Duke Ellington School for the Arts, where he began to study jazz music.
In the fall of 1998, Eric was accepted into the prestigious National Symphony Youth Fellowship Program providing him with a strong technical facility that would help him to earn a solid reputation amongst his musical peers. In the fall of 2000, Eric was accepted into the jazz studies program at Howard University. While attending Howard, Eric worked professionally in the DC metro area as a jazz and classical musician playing at venues such as Bohemian Caverns, Blues Alley, and The Kennedey Center.
Since then he has toured the world and performed with many notable jazz artist such as Stephon Harris, Tim Warfield, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Delfeayo Marsalis, Russell Malone, Pharaoh Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terell Stafford, and Cyrus Chestnut. Presently, Eric resides in Brooklyn New York and works as a full time musician.