Originally from Bristol, RI, Eric Bloom has become one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country.
He has 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’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.
Some of the artists Bloom has played & recorded with are: Redman, Method Man, Chad Hugo, Schoolboy Q, RZA, Dave Matthews Band, Dr. John, Pharohe Monch, Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Mark Whitfield, Ledisi, Solange Knowles, Ghostface Killa, David Hidalgo, Thievery Corporation, Booker T, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, James Poyser, Derek Trucks, Diane Birch, Christian McBride, Lonnie Smith, Karl Denson, Butch Trucks, Taj Mahal, Galactic, Avishai Cohen, Bill Evans, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Alan Bernstein, John Medeski, Charles Bradley, Billy Martin, Slightly Stoopid, Doyle Bramhall II, Chaka Kahn, James Gadson, Willie Weeks, Jon Cleary, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Bradshaw, Bob Weir, Skrillex, Griz, John Scofield, Govt Mule, Bill Kreutzman, G. Love, Ben Folds, Aaron Neville, Beats Antique, The Meters, Matisyahu, Chris Robinson, Umphrey's McGee, Craig Robinson, MC Hammer, Kool & the Gang, Preservation Hall, Bonobo, Rikki Lee Jones, & Tedeschi Trucks Band.