"Conscious of diverse textures and a range of sound, Morones shows himself to be in every way a top-grade bandleader and a capable songwriter."-allaboutjazz.com

Either it's playing lead alto for The Brian Setzer Orchestra, traditional or smooth jazz, composing music of ALL styles, record producing, even writing best selling books; Eric Morones does it all!

Hailing from Racine, WI., Eric started playing the saxophone in eighth grade where R&B sounds of David Sanborn, Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, and Nelson Rangell sparked his early musical interest. He later discovered the jazz "greats" Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, and Wayne Shorter.

Eric attended the University of North Texas (UNT) in 1992, studying the history of jazz from Armstrong to Marsalis. After a couple of years, he transferred to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W), playing with the school's "Jazz Symposium" under director Steve Wiest. The Jazz Symposium would perform at the 1996 Montreux Jazz and North Sea Jazz Festivals.

After graduating with a degree in Communications, Eric went back to UNT as a graduate student, where he directed one of the lab bands, taught a saxophone fundamentals class, and recorded with the famous Two o'clock Lab Band, directed by Jim Riggs. He can be heard on "A Tribute To Benny Carter" CD (Klavier Records).

In March of '99, Eric made the move to Los Angeles where he was quickly asked to play lead alto saxophone for The Brian Setzer Orchestra. He has performed on Dancing With The Stars, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O'Brian, The Today Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, Jimmy Kimmel, and Woodstock '99. He can be heard on the albums "Rockin Rudolph", “Songs From Lonely Avenue", "Don't Mess With The Big Band", "Christmas Extravaganza","It's Gonna Rock Cause That's What I Do", "Luck Be A Lady" EP, and "Vavoom.

Eric's also performed with Kelly Clarkson, Drake Bell, Aaron Carter, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Bobby Caldwell, Steve Tyrell, Maureen McGovern, Jack Sheldon, Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Colin Hay (Men at Work), Chad Wackerman (Frank Zappa), Will Kennedy (The Yellowjackets).
He was featured on the Big Fish Audio's DVD sound loop library, “Suite Grooves 1 and 2" produced by Jeff Carruthers.

An accomplished writer, he's written the books "25 Great Flute Solos", "101 Saxophone Tips", “25 Great Sax Solos", “The Best of Paul Desmond", and "25 Great Trumpets Solos", and "Saxophone Workout" (Hal Leonard Publishing). He also wrote a bi-monthly column for the Saxophone Journal called "From The Front Lines", also writing and producing two Masterclass CDs: "How To Play Pop/ R&B/Smooth Jazz" (Sept/Oct. 2002) and "How To Play The Blues".

His first solo jazz CD, “About Time!" was released on Arabesque Records.
He's available for lessons, masterclasses, clinics, and as a guest soloist.