ERIC WORTHAM II
Eric Wortham II is a jazz and classically trained accomplished pianist, composer, songwriter and producer. He is best known for captivating audiences with his soulful rhythmic feel, innovative hand technique and precise hand speed. Eric has toured with Grammy Award winning artists such as Jill Scott and Adele and collaborated with Vivian Green, Aloe Blacc, Kindred The Family Soul, Music SoulChild, Jeff Bradshaw, Bakithi Kumalo and Jamey Haddad.
Eric’s reputation as gifted pianist beckoned him to Shanghai, China, where he was invited to the House of Blues for a three month residency entitled Jazz in Shanghai. He has graced the stages of the Grammy Awards, the Brit Awards, the NAACP Image Awards, the Marian Anderson Awards and performed on The View, Good Morning America, Live! with Kelly and Michael, The Ellen Show, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and Saturday Night Live,
Eric was the Musical Director for Jill Scott. He co-wrote and served as the producer, keyboards and main personnel for several songs on “The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. 1” and “The Light of the Sun”.
He performed on Adele’s live version of“When We Were Young (Live at The Church Studios)”, and appeared with Adele on her NBC televised special, “Adele Live in New York City”. Eric is currently on tour with Adele through 2017.
Laurin Talese, "This Love." Gorgeous Chaos. BASSic Black Entertainment. (2016)
Laurin Talese, "Trenchcoat." Gorgeous Chaos. BASSic Black Entertainment.(2016)
Jill Scott, “The Light of the Sun.” The Light of the Sun. Warner Bros Records. (2011)
Jill Scott, “Le Boom Vent Suite.” The Light of the Sun. Warner Bros Records. (2011)
Jill Scott, “Rolling Hills. “The Light of the Sun. Warner Bros Records. (2011)
Jill Scott, “When I wake up. “The Light of the Sun. Warner Bros Records. (2011)
Jill Scott, “The Original Jill Scott from the Vault, Vol. 1.” Hidden Beach Recordings (2011)
Aloe Blacc, “Another Life.” Upcoming Album. Interscope.
Charles Perry, “I Could be the Best Time of Your Life. “Upcoming Album. Verve Records.
Kindred The Family Soul, “The Arrival.” Hidden Beach Recordings. (2008)
Michelle Bonilla, “Phenomenal.” (2006)
Eric Wortham II, “Eric Wortham, II Live featuring Adam Blackstone and Rashid Williams. LGR Records
Eric Wortham II, “When I Became Myself”. LGR Records
Eric Wortham II, “Sacred Songs”. LGR Records
Yamaha All Access
Eric Wortham - The Soul of Simplicity
The South Philly Review - The keys to his career: A local artist, who has toured with Jill Scott and Adele, is performing in this weekend’s Center City Jazz Festival.
The Philadelphia Inquirer - How a Philly Jazz Pianist got his dream gig touring with Adele
The Pianist - Up Close with Eric Wortham II: "Most music is in your heart'"