Saxophonist Eric Hewitt has presented critically acclaimed premieres by Luciano Berio, Gunther Schuller, Christian Lauba, and dozens of young and up-and-coming composers. He has been a soloist with nine Boston area ensembles, including the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the FROMM Players at Harvard, and the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, and has been featured as soloist on tours to Japan, Venezuela, and Cuba. Mr. Hewitt is also a member of the Radnofsky Saxophone Quartet.
Mr. Hewitt recorded the Donald Martino Saxophone Concerto in piano reduction (previously unreleased), working with Dr. Martino at the sessions, and has recorded the saxophone quartet music of Iannis Xenakis and Franco Donatoni. He was a member of the Ryles Jazz Orchestra from 2000 until 2004 and performed with jazz legends such as Arturo Sandoval, John Faddis, Bob Brookmeyer, Ed Calle, George Garzone, Frank Vardarous, Jerry Bergonzi, Slide Hampton, George Russell, Marvin Stam, and Phil Wilson.
Also a conductor, Mr. Hewitt is the conductor of The Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and chair of that school's Woodwind Department. He is founder and music director of the in-residence avant-garde ensemble at Harvard University, known as White Rabbit, and music director of the Charles River Wind Ensemble. Mr. Hewitt graduated from the New England Conservatory with degrees in saxophone and conducting.