The Eric Byrd Trio's mission is to play splendidly within the broad & rich jazz tradition, taking a rigorous, modern approach to standards and original compositions. Though a work in progress, they've certainly achieved that goal through their series of studio and live recordings. These true ambassadors of jazz have performed internationally for well over a decade... and counting, exciting audiences across the globe. They are former Kennedy Center/U.S. State Department Jazz Ambassadors. That prestigious designation provided the EBT with opportunities to tour their brand of 21st Century Swing to parts of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Eastern & Western Europe, and the Middle East, including such major events as the historic Montreux Jazz Festival.