Earl began singing professionally at the age of 11 with the renowned "Newark Boys Chorus." Having attended this highly acclaimed boys chorus school through junior high, Earl acquired a lifelong passion and commitment to music. Early exposure to diverse musical styles established his appreciation for all music genres, ranging from classical to Jazz, with many stops in between! Performance highlights of the Newark Boys Chorus includes: international tours, television performances, and a nationally aired Kraft Foods TV commercial featuring Earl (koogle Peanut Butter)! Concert Hall performances includes Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall Dedication, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnage Hall and others. These concert hall performances were often led by world famous orchestral and choral conductors including, Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, Peter Schickley (PDQBach) and others.
After these wonder years, Earl continued developing his music al skills participating in local and regional High School and community talent shows. Instrumental in the formation of his High School chorus, Earl functioned as student conductor receiving many accolades for his directorship and the high standards for which the University High School choir became known. Earl later studied voice and piano at the Newark Community School of Performing Arts, and participated regularly in musicals and vocal recitals at the Newark Symphony Hall.
While attending Lebanon Valley College, Earl continued his vocal training. As a member of the Lebanon Valley College Concert Choir, Earl traveled extensively throughout the US on an annual music tour performing a wide range of classical and popular choral works. As featured soloist for the Concert Choir's "Negro Spiritual" repertoire, Earl delivered powerful performances, regarded by many as a concert highlight! To this day, spirituals remain among his personal favorites. Combining his unique musical style and creativity, Earl easily transitioned into the role of singer / songwriter.
After performing as a studio session vocalist with Will Downing and various other artists and Record labels, Earl refocused his efforts solely on writing and building an impressive catalogue of original songs. Carving out a pathway of his own, Earl's uniqueness continued to emerge and easily take shape. In his music you can hear the obvious influence of many genres, including Gospel, R&B, Pop and Jazz as performed by artists like Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Maxwell, Babyface, Tony, Toni, Tone, Mint Condition, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Lionel Richie, James Taylor, Michael McDonald, Michael Franks, André' Crouch, Richard Smallwood, Walter Hawkins and others. Jazz Influences inclides musical giants such as; Quincy Jones, Patti Austin, Maysa & Incognito, Basia, Phil Perry, Will Downing, George Duke, The Brand New Heavies.
Earl has put together an impressive catalogue of songs ranging from Soul, R&B Ballads, Jazz Adult Contemporary tracks, and always remaining true to his roots, some up lifting inspirational tracks! His music displays originality and passion that allows listeners to easily connect with his gift and unique style. Most recently, Earl has released his second solo CD album, Nflow on Global Eye Records available now on Apple iTunes,CDbaby, Amazon, and other digital distributors. All are welcome to join in the flow!