Meet the first of our talented contestants for the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands!

E3 are a band from Jackson Heights, Queens. The band’s founders are Renaissance Charter School students Ezra (drums and vocals) and Elliot (pianist and vocals), who have teamed up with guitarist Emma, bassist Andrew, and lead singer Eliana.

Elliot has previously earned a part in the Broadway show School of Rock, Ezra is a car fanatic, Emma operates a smoothie stand during the summer on Fire Island, Eliana is an actress, and Andrew regularly competes as a kickboxer!

The band works to improve their chops with Robert Smith, a Queens grammar school music teacher. While they love jamming to classic rock, the band has recently begun writing their own tunes. They have performed on the main stage of the John Lennon Educational Bus Tour Block Party hosted by Bootsy Collins and as a showcase band for the program Little Kids Rock. Their name, E3, comes from the first letter of the names of the first three band members.

Check out their jamming skills on their YouTube channel, and join us on Saturday, June 30 to see if they can top the competition at Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Arts!

Photo by Greg Kessler.