Eric Celerio Pays Tribute To Late Father Levi In Upcoming Album – Manila Bulletin

Eric Celerio

New York-based musician Eric Celerio is releasing an album titled “Celerio By Celerio” as a tribute to his father, National Music Artist, Levi Celerio.

The album, released under a distribution deal with Universal Records, will be released on October 7 on various digital platforms.

Comprised of 13 tracks, this new album has strong flavors of jazz, Latin, neo-classical, soft pop and jazz juxtaposed with old man Levi Celerio’s timeless Tagalog classics rendered with a modern twist. Think Kahit Konting Pagtingin, Saan Ka Man Naroroon, Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal.

Eric Celerio grew up in New York, USA, from where he left the Philippines when he was 13 years old.

The distinguished son of Mang Levi, who holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Queens College (he is a few units away from a Masters), Eric’s musical training spans a wide spectrum, from classical to pop and rock.

A musician working in New York, he performs at exclusive joints and other key locations such as Waldorf Astoria, Pierre, Harvard Club, Ciprianni, Trump Plaza and the Central Park Outdoor Gardens.

Much in demand for his artistry and virtuosity in New York where he made his mark, he also does back-up work for various artists, including artists Christina Aguillera, Lea Salonga, Nonoy Zuniga, Mike Hanopol, among others.

A multifaceted musician (producer, sessionist, performer), Eric won the Carnegie Recital Hall piano competition in the late 70s. Eric considers Art Tatum, Victor Borge, Bobby Enriquez and Chopin as his piano influences.

His guitar playing is influenced by Frank Gambale, Ywie Malmsteen and Al Dimeola. By wielding both piano and guitar, Eric imbued his own personal style marked by a larger-than-life showmanship and a humor that could be rowdy and recklessly irreverent.

Eric has three previous albums to his credit that capture his rare gift for music which he enthusiastically celebrates with every performance. “Celerio by Celerio” is available on various music platforms.

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