As a rock musician, Eric soon becomes fascinated by jazz. In 1990 he enrols at the Marseille Conservatoire to do double bass, in both the classical and jazz sections.
He graduates in 1996 with a First Prize in Jazz. He moves to Amsterdam, where he enrols at the Conservatoire. That explains why we often see/saw him working with musicians from the Low Countries, such as Erik Vermeulen, Ernst Reijseger and even Toots Thielemans.
He is also leader of two of his own formations: Paris Trio and the Surmenian String Project.