When Eric was just 10 years old he used to dream of becoming a professional musician, to make his own records and tour around the world. When he first started playing his saxophone in 5th grade he really had no idea what all that even meant. Well, after having performed in over 60 different countries, recording 10 solo CD's and playing on hundreds of other records, films, television shows and commercial jingles, Eric has definitely exceeded those musical goals he set for himself way back then. Marienthal has performed with artists such as Elton John, Barbra Streisand, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Aaron Neville, Johnny Mathis, Dave Grusin, Lee Ritenour, David Benoit, The Rippingtons, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, Patti Austin, Lou Rawls, David Lee Roth, The Yellowjackets, B.B. King, Ramsey Lewis, Patti Labelle, Olivia Newton-John, and many others. Eric's newest CD is his 4th for Peak entitled "It's Love" released January 2012. The album was produced by guitarist Chuck Loeb, who also appears on the tracks. Also in this studio band are Yellowjackets' keyboardist Russell Ferrante, drummer Gary Novak, and bassist Tim Lefebvre.
- Played in the Disneyland Band
- Chick Correa gave Eric his big break as part of The Elektric band to win 2 GRAMMY's.
- Serves as music director for High Hopes annual fundraising concert.
- Plays with the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band.
- Gives master classes and online lessons.
Purchase It's Love here.