Basic Background Info

Birth: January 2, 1978
Location: Alma, Quebec, Canada
Band: WAZA
Genres: Nu Jazz
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


French Canadian drummer Eric Boudreault currently splits time between Montreal and Los Angeles. Just three years old, Eric Boudreault began playing the drums. Two years later he experimentally pounded around on his very own drum kit. When Eric Boudreault turned seven, Eric began taking his musical education moer seriously and enrolled in drum lessons. Eric Boudreault performed with his first band by age ten. During his grade school years, he played with several symphony orchestras, including one that toured Europe.

After high school, Eric Boudreault attended Concordia University and Alma College, where he earned a bachelor's degree in music performance and a performance degree in music. Modern Drummer, DRUM! Magazine, and Drums Etc.all featured articles highlighting Eric Boudreault's achievements; he even appeared on the cover of Drums Etc.

A versatile musician, Eric Boudreault played with funk bands, swing bands, Latin groups, hip hop acts, rock bands, and alternative outfits. Eric Boudreault taught lessons for Italmelodie for four years and spent the past three traveling with the hit show Cavalia. Eric Boudreault's current project is a nu jazz band called WAZA with Cavalia co-performer and keyboardist Sylvain Gagnon. They released their debut album, Inizio, on Effendi Records in 2006.

Eric Boudreault drummed with Alex Acuña, John Patitucci, Michel Donato, Michel Cusson, François D'amours, John Beasley, Ronald Di Lauro, Muhammed Abdul Abkhabyyr, Bruce Foster, Julie Lamontagne, and many more.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
2006 Inizio WAZA
2006 Cavalia Soundtrack Cavalia


  • During Eric's run with Cavalia, he has performed in over 500 shows which sold more than 1,300,000 tickets.
  • Eric Boudreault worked as a studio drummer at Los Angeles's famous Sound City.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Cymbals: Meinl
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Heads: Remo
Percussion: Battam Drum Co.
Sticks: Vic Firth

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