A Washington, D.C. native, Eric Wheeler 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 his study of jazz music.
In 1998, Wheeler was accepted into the prestigious National Symphony Youth Fellowship Program, which provided him with a strong technical facility that would help him to earn a solid reputation amongst his musical peers. Wheeler received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Howard University in 2006. Since then he has toured the world and performed with many notable jazz artists including Stephon Harris, Tim Warfield, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Delfeayo Marsalis, Russell Malone, Pharaoh Sanders, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terell Stafford, and Cyrus Chestnut. Presently, Wheeler resides in Brooklyn.