Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews

Saxophone, Clarinet, piano

A Whidbey Island native, Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews began playing violin at the age of four, switched to piano a year later, and then picked up clarinet and saxophone in middle school, which have been his main focus ever since.   

Eric has performed at the prestigious Djangofest Northwest Festival on numerous occasions.  A popular sideman, he has performed with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers and the Hot Club of Troy.  It was at Djangofest Northwest that Eric and Quinn first met.  Eric enjoys playing in the Brishen ensemble, touring and performing with Quinn and fellow Brishen-ers at folk and jazz festivals in the United States,  Canada and Europe.


Eric is currently involved with over a dozen different bands around the Pacific Northwest, performing locally and internationally in a variety of settings and genres, but most frequently jazz.




Quinn Bachand

   2014 Saga Djangofest

        Award Winner  

Ensemble of the Year

Instrumental Album of the Year

World Group of the Year

Young Performer of the Year

New Emerging Artist of the Year


2014 Nominee 

Instrumental Album of the Year

2017 Nominee

Jazz Artist of the Year

Quinn Bachand

2014 Emerging Artist Finalist

Quinn Bachand

Cheyenne (Quit Your Talkin')

2018 IMA Winner

Best Jazz Song with Vocals

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