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EC3 (Ernest Coleman) is a Drummer, Percussionist, Clinician, Educator, Producer and Arranger. After graduating from The Naval School of Music he moved to Las Vegas and began working shows and breaking his way in to the Jazz scene. There he joined Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett’s Jazz Pianist, Vincent Falcone. Shortly thereafter, EC became the “first call’ Drummer on the Vegas scene. EC was then hired by Songstress Loretta Holloway and became her Musical Director, performing in Vegas and all over the world. EC also performed with the Las Vegas Symphony Orchestra, the Caesars Palace Orchestra, Harrah, Reno and Tahoe Orchestras. EC went on to develop the rare quality of “conducting from behind the drums” while performing with Ms. Holloway, opening for Bill Cosby, Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg and a host of other greats! EC also worked Vegas with jazz legends Kenny Burrell, Lorenzo Almedia, Joe Williams, Azar Lawrence, and many more. EC then got the call of a life time—to perform with Jazz Giant, Bassist, Mr. Al McKibbon (for the Giants of Jazz; Dizzy Gillespie, Nancy Wilson, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk). He has recorded four phenomenal CDs as a band leader, and is also in demand to teach master classes and clinics as well as students seeking private instruction.