Eric Benny Bloom
Originally from Bristol RI, Eric Benny Bloom has grown into one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country. He attended William Paterson University(1999), New England Conservatory of Music(2001), and City College of New York(2004).
Throughout his professional career, Eric has toured in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia with various artists. He has also appeared on many T.V. shows, including the Craig Ferguson Show, the Carson Daly Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show, the Today Show, the David Letterman Show, and the Conan O’Brian Show.
In 2011 Eric joined Soulive and Lettuce, two of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. Then in 2013 he was asked to join the Analog Future Band, a live electronic band put together by renowned electronic music artist, Pretty Lights.
In 2014 moved to New Orleans, LA and has quickly made a name for himself in the Crescent City. In 2016, he played trumpet on Aaron Neville's newest album, "Apache". Eric also won a Grammy for playing trumpet on Jon Cleary's latest album, "Go-Go Juice".
He can also be seen performing around town with a number of artists including the Stanton Moore Trio, Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen & the Nigel Hall Band, or one of his own New Orleans based groups, Sonic Bloom & Eric Benny Bloom and the Melodies.
Some of the artists EBB has played & recorded with are: Redman, Method Man, Mike Stern, Chad Hugo, Mickey Hart, Matthews Band, Dr. John, Pharohe Monch, Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Mark Whitfield, Ledisi, Billy Kreutzman, Solange Knowles, Thievery Corporation, Booker T, Maceo Parker, Warren Haynes, James Poyser, Derek Trucks, Diane Birch, Christian McBride, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Taj Mahal, Galactic, Avishai Cohen, Schoolboy Q, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, John Medeski, Charles Bradley, Phil Lesh, Doyle Bramhall II, Chaka Kahn, James Gadson, Jon Cleary, Gary Clark Jr., Bob Weir, Skrillex, Griz, John Scofield, G. Love, Ben Folds, The Meters, Matisyahu, Chris Robinson, Umphrey's McGee, Craig Robinson, MC Hammer, Kool & the Gang, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Bonobo, Rikki Lee Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Citizen Cope, Aaron Neville & Wu-Tang Clan.