Erik Unsworth, Bass – Roswell Jazz Festival Musicians: A native of northern New York State, Mr. Unsworth grew up in the midst of the East Coast music scene.
Erik has been fortunate to have been able to perform with many of the rising talents in the music industry over a wide range of styles, including Orchestral and Chamber music, Jazz, Blues, R&B and Latin music, and has traveled extensively playing small-group and big band jazz, Broadway shows and in a variety of popular settings.
His education includes a Master of Music degree from Indiana University, received in 1996.
Prior to relocating to El Paso, Mr. Unsworth held faculty positions at the University of Delaware, Kutztown University (PA), and Appalachian State University (NC). Mr. Unsworth has been part of music faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso since 2003, as an Assistant Professor of String Bass, Electric Bass, Jazz and Commercial Music studies.
Since moving to El Paso, he has been a fixture on the local music scene, and has been heard by area concert-goers in a wide variety of settings, from orchestral and chamber music to jazz, pop and latin ensembles.