Local Trumpeter, Eric Siereveld, to Perform New Compositions

Posted by on February 11, 2017 in Special Announcements | 0 comments

Madison-based trumpeter and composer/arranger Eric Siereveld, will perform his new compositions along with his band, the Organic Quintet. The band features New York City-based guitarist Jonathan Kriesberg, most known for his work with organist Dr. Lonnie Smith. Other members include Indianapolis-based B3 organist Steve Snyder, Madison’s Tony Barba on tenor saxophone, and Milwaukee-based drummer Mitch Shiner.  More information ont the peformance, which takes place 9 pm on February 17 at the Brink Lounge, can be found here:https://www.thebrinklounge.com/event/eric-sierevelds-the-organic-quintet/?instance_id=7040

According to Eric's web site:

Eric M. Siereveld is multi-faceted trumpet player, originally from Cincinnati, OH.  When he was 16 he heard his first Clifford Brown record and was hooked.  He studied music education and trumpet at Morehead State University.  While there, Eric was afforded the opportunity to study trumpet with Greg Wing, one of the finest trumpet players in the world.  He also studied jazz with Gordon Towell, and jazz piano with Steve Snyder.  

After completing his BME, Eric was accepted at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in the Jazz Studies program.  While at Indiana, he studied jazz with the legendary David Baker and trumpet with William Adam, Joey Tartell, and Pat Harbison.  Eric also studied arranging and composition with Brent Wallarab.  He is currently pursuing his DMA in trumpet performance at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he studies with John Aley.  He is also the instructor of Jazz Trumpet and the director of the Latin Jazz Ensemble at UW.

Eric is a freelance musician and teacher located in the Mid-west.  He leads his own projects including the Straight Ahead Quartet and his B3 Quintet, the Organic Quintet. Both groups are devoted to the hard-bop tradition.  Eric has shared the stage with such jazz luminaries as Lew Soloff, Dave Stryker, Gordon Brisker, Vince DiMartino, Greg Abate, Denis DiBlasio, Everett Greene, Steve Davis, Michael Spiro, Frank SInatra, Jr. and many others.  He performs regularly with the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Darren Sterud Orchestra and the Blue Wisp Big Band, and is an active studio musician.  Eric was also the lead trumpet player on the National Tours of: Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: The Musical, Elf: The Musical- first and second national tours,  The Addams Family international tour, and Nice Work if You Can Get It, and most recently Elf: the Musical on Broadway.  He is a regular member of the staff at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop, the UW Summer Music Clinic and others.  Eric is also a two-time finalist in the National Trumpet Competition’s jazz division and has also served as an adjudicator for the high school division for the National Trumpet Competition.

Eric currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin where he serves as Instructor of Jazz Trumpet and Director of the Latin Jazz Ensemble at the University of Wisconsin's Jazz Studies department and maintains active performing, teaching and recording schedule.

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