I first met trumpeter Eric Benny Bloom at Club Fete in Providence, Rhode Island when the Extraordinary Rendition Band was sharing the bill with his funk band. Energetic, talented and down to earth, Eric was a delight to listen to and converse with. Later, Eric asked me to do a photo shoot of him and we chose the surrounding urban neighborhood of Olneyville as the location. Several of the photos eventually made their way onto his promotional materials and it has been fun watching his career skyrocket sinc
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’Brien Show.
In 2011 Eric joined "Lettuce", one of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. Their last album "Crush", released in 2015 was widely received amongst musicians and fans alike. In 2014, EBB moved to New Orleans and quickly made a name for himself in the Crescent City. In 2016, he played trumpet on Aaron Neville's newest album, "Apache" and also won a Grammy for playing trumpet on Jon Cleary's latest album, "Go-Go Juice". When Eric is not on the road with "Lettuce", he can be seen performing around New Orleans with a number of artists ranging from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Preservation Hall, Stanton Moore Trio, or his own groups Sonic Bloom and Eric Benny Bloom & The Melodies.