MP3 Eric & Sandra Huff - Love Takes Time
Love Takes Time is a contemporary Jazz Gospel Album with a touch of World Music.
8 MP3 Songs
GOSPEL: Contemporary Gospel, JAZZ: Smooth Jazz
Eric and Sandra met in college in 1993 at New York University. Both were pursuing science careers before they swept away by their passion for music and ministry. Sandra an accomplished singer and flutist served as founder and director for the NYU Gospel Choir and was later joined by Eric an extraordinary saxophonist, in the choir.
Eric Began writing scores for the choir and the musical friendship grew into love and over time it became evident that God was joining them together for his divine purpose. They were married September 2, 1995 at Mount Sinai COGIC under the late Bishop Clarence Sexton Sr.. The wedding was a state of the art praise celebration with musical selections from the NYU choir, flute selections from the faculty, a brass ensemble salute from the groomsmen and a musical chorus made up of the talented bridesmaids.
Eric introduced his new bride Sandra to the Bethel Gospel Assembly Church where he had been an active member and director of the Bethel Brass ensemble for over 10 years. Sandra joined the ensemble as their flutist. From the onset of their relationship there has been a combination of music and ministry.
The duo continued to grow in the Lord and about 2 years after their marriage they began to travel throughout Europe spreading the message of Jesus Christ through song and instrumental music. Sandra and Eric have performed in the most remote areas of East and West Germany and Denmark to their finest cathedrals and halls. Their travels include North and South France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland Holland and Spain. Individually and collectively they have played or sang with Melba Moore, Clifton Davis, Billy Preston, Dorothy Norwood, Ron Kenoly, and Kirk Franklin, Michael and Regina Winans, Tramaine Hawkins, Queen Ester Marin , Gloria Gainer, The off-Broadway production "Pure Gospel"and others.
Both Eric and Sandra agree that God has called them to bring the gospel to those near and far. You will find them from the most prestigious halls of Europe and the US, to the humblest soup kitchens, schools, prisons and nursing homes bringing the message of good news and hope through their music. "Wherever the Lord sends us is exactly where we want to be."
The Huffs are now members of Agape Family Worship Center in Rahway New Jersey where Pastor Lawrence Powell appointed them as musician and praise and worship leader. On April 2001, they released their first CD "Love Takes Time". We hope that you enjoy and are blessed by their ministry and join them in future events. Eric and Sandra recently starred in "A Pure Gospel Christmas and A Pure Gospel Valentine". The New York Times gave rave revues!
In February of 2000 the Huffs founded the Huff & Puff Sounds Company. The Company was formed primarily to create a support system for artist returning from extended tours. Sandra and Eric discovered that many artists grew discouraged about not finding work after returning from foreign countries. Huff & Puff Sounds comprised of singers, dancers, actors and musicians began thematic performances in various schools. Their first performance was a work created by Dorothy Colon entitled "Reflections" An African Journey to American Life. This musical is now requested annually by schools, universities and Community organizations. Eric and Sandra released their first CD "Love Takes Time" in April of 2001. In May of that same year they also created "The New York Gospel Matinee" in which artist perform the most popular Gospel Music from slavery to modern times.
As their network of artists grew Sandra thought it necessary to add yet another entity to the company. In July of 2002 Huff & Puff Sounds Company gave birth to the Conservatory of Fine Arts. All the classes are taught by professionals who perform regularly creating an opportunity for employment, networking and giving back to the community. The Conservatory helps to prepare new artists for the stage and the difficult challenges faced by performers trying to earn a living in their craft. This Year Huff & Puff Sounds will launch Huff & Puff Top Talent. This agency will help to place artists in jobs which allow them to perform and provide opportunities to further their careers