Saxophonist, Composer, Educator


The CD release show for Individuation will take place on Tuesday, October 14 at Cornelia Street Cafe:

29 Cornelia St
New York, New York 10014

The band performs 2 sets, at 8:30 and 10pm.  There is a $10 cover charge plus a $10 drink minimum.  

I welcome any and all friends, colleagues, mentors, and musicians to celebrate this milestone with me!

The musicians will be:
Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxophones
Jon Crowley - trumpet
Brad Whiteley - piano
Daniel Ori - bass
Shareef Taher - drums
+ Dorian Wallace - keyboard

Michael Eaton on Destiny Records

I'm extremely pleased and excited to announce that my debut recording, Individuation, is scheduled for release on October 14, 2014 on Destiny Records.  It will be available for purchase through the Destiny Records website and digital retailers like iTunes and Amazon.

The album features all my original compositions, with my working band: Brad Whiteley (piano), Daniel Ori (bass), and Shareef Taher (drums), plus friends Jon Crowley (trumpet) and Scott Colberg (bass), and a very special guest, master musician David Liebman (soprano and tenor saxophones).

For more information about previous recording projects as a co-leader or sideman, visit my Music page.

Photo by Luis Ruiz, Larufoto.


Photo by Luiz Ruiz, Larufoto.


Preparing the piano for the title track, "Individuation". Photo by Luis Ruiz, Larufoto.

Feature article, LPS Insider

July 22, 2014: Liberty Public Schools, the school district of my alma mater, Liberty High School (in Liberty, Missouri) featured a story about my career and playing in the newest edition of their newsletter, LPS Insider.  Many thanks to David Boyce and both Cindy Svehla and Dallas Ackerman of Liberty Schools for the highlight.

Read: Living out a Dream

March 2014: Personal Mythologies EP

I had the pleasure of recording on an EP playing the music of drummer/composer David Andrew Moore entitled Personal Mythologies.  The band is David Andrew Moore (drums, compositions), Michael Eaton (tenor & soprano saxes), Sean McCluskey (keyboard), John Tate (bass), and Sofia Zaitseva (viola).  Audio engineering by Sean Dixon.  The EP is for sale on DAM's Reverb Nation page.

Personal Mythologies was reviewed by AllAboutJazz's Eyal Hareuveni, who says, "The four compositions in Personal Mythologies feature his quintet in a highly patient and respectful interplay, all based on the solid pulse of Moore, solidified by bassist John Tate and the busy electric keyboards of Sean McCluskey.  The sweet sax of Michael Eaton and the articulate viola of Sofia Zaitseva color the lyrical melodies in expressive shades."  

More about Personal Mythologies here.

Upcoming performances:


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Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia St, New York, New York, 10014


Join us for a celebration and performance of the music of Indivduation (Destiny Records, 2014) at New York's famed Cornelia Street Cafe.

The musicians will be: Michael Eaton - tenor and soprano saxophones Jon Crowley - trumpet Brad Whiteley - piano Daniel Ori - bass Shareef Taher - drums + Dorian Wallace - keyboards

There will be a $10 cover charge plus a $10 drink minimum collected at the door.

$10 cover + $10 drink minimum Age limit: All ages




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Somethin' Jazz, 212 E 52nd St, New York, New York, US


Super excited for this one. Dorian Wallace performs in duo and with his trio AmmoCake.

He invited Anderson/Minkoff/Eaton trio to perform a half set. Don't miss this performance!

$5 Age limit: All ages



Reverse Double Clutch

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Bar Chord


free Age limit: 21+


Brittany Anjou's BEWAA


Adam Minkoff's Vaalbara