On Sunday, March 21, 2010, when the sun goes down on the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida, soul music will get another chance to make a comeback. The artist bringing this musical sentiment will be none other than the hot young singer/songwriter/producer, who hails as Eric Roberson.
Known affectionately as “Erro,” Roberson will make a stop in at the Jazz In The Gardens Music Festival for the first time, and what a great way to make his South Florida debut. Jazz In The Gardens music festival which is in its fifth installment, is renowned for bringing together a star-studded cast of performers, and will once again deliver with Roberson.
Born in Rahway, New Jersey on May 8, 1976, Roberson comes a musical family heritage, that’s deeply embedded in the music, he puts out today. He has been blessed with a world class voice and a gift as a songwriter. Under the guidance of his father who is a musician himself, Erro has evolved into a promising young star. After graduation from a New Jersey grammar school, Eric Roberson received a full scholarship to Howard University. While at Howard, Eric received his first recording deal from Warner Bros. in 1994, releasing the song “The Moon”, which broke the top 40 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.
Unfortunately, Roberson’s relationship with Warner Bros. ended soon thereafter; so he returned to Howard University and finished his degree in 1997. From this point, Roberson was determined to enter the music industry. In Roberson, Jazz In The Gardens concert goers will find an example of an artist who is trying to bring back soul music, and all that goes with it. A genre that once stood strong as the voice of love, unity, happiness, togetherness, and upliftment; looks to have lost its firm hold in the music industry. Roberson and his body of work – both songs written and produced, delivers the flagship soulful sounds. His distinctive sound and lyrics is enough to stir this genre of music back to the frontline, and simply there may be no way to stop this brother.