Eric McGarry is a graduate of the University of the Arts with a Master of Music in Jazz Studies. Prior to completing his Master of Music degree, Eric earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance with Honors, and a Minor in Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology from University of the Arts.
During his time at UArts, Eric studied with prominent guitarists Dave Allen, Matt Davis, Tim Motzer, Kevin Hanson (The Roots), and Ben O’Neill (John Legend, Jill Scott), and held the guitar chair for the award winning Z Big Band, under the direction of Matt Gallagher.
Eric performs regularly as a sideman and bandleader throughout the northeast. His current project, the Eric McGarry Group focuses on performing his original compositions at Philadelphia venues Chris’ Jazz Cafe, and the Free Library.
In 2019, Eric was named a recipient of the Boysie Lowery Living Jazz Residency, a selective program reserved for fifteen of the nations finest collegiate musicians.
Eric is experienced in performing and teaching a variety of styles including Jazz, Rock, Blues, Funk, and Hip-Hop.