Eddie's story began in Tatarastan, Russia where he grew up in a family of musicians. His mother was a singer and his father was a composer. Eddie traveled with his parents' band making
numerous appearances on local television from the age of six when he started to sing.
Growing up, Eddie studied piano for seven years, where at a young age his compositional skills were already apparent. At the age of twelve he wrote a song using one of his grandmother's poems. The song was published in a local magazine and became a small hit among children. Next, his focus turned to learning how to play classical saxophone; studying it for three years before moving to St. Petersburg to learn Jazz saxophone at the Mussorgsky College of Music at the age of seventeen. Eddie was admitted there based on his performance of two Charlie Parker solos he transcribed note for note from an LP.
After completing his studies, Eddie was discovered and invited to Houston, Texas on a music contract. One year later he received a full scholarship to hone in on his talents at the Clark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies. During that time Eddie received several "Outstanding Musician" awards at Jazz festivals in Chicago, Kansas, and St. Louis. Presently, Eddie resides in Houston, Texas where he plays in a variety of settings with top musicians.
Every Sunday brunch Eddie plays traditional and New Orleans Jazz at Brennan's of Houston restaurant. Every Thursday night he is at Belvedere club playing dance music with a DJ and a percussionist.
Eddie Akhmetchine has a CD of all original music "Look Within" available on
Eddie's second CD of original compositions "New Day" was recorded by award winning engineer Andy Bradley at famous SugarHill Studios. This project had some fabulous musicians from Houston and Austin: Andrew Lienhard-piano, Paul Chester-guitar, Chris Maresh-bass, and Clyde Adams-drums. The CD was edited by very talented Erich Avinger at his "Invisible Audio" music studio.