Eric Essix named UAB artist-in-residence

eric essix sizedAlabama Jazz Hall of Fame member Eric Essix has been named artist-in-residence at UAB. The Birmingham-native was awarded the honor in recognition of his work in the arts on behalf of the university.

Essix splits his time among the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center, ArtPlay and the Department of Music while continuing his career as a performing and recording artist, as well as co-founder of the Preserve Jazz Festival.

As an artist-in-residence, Essix will continue to represent UAB as an ambassador for the arts in the Greater Birmingham community and beyond, as well as serve as a mentor to young people in the community and at UAB who want to enter into artistic careers.