Born: April 13, 1985 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Eric M. Siereveld is jazz 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.
Eric is a freelance musician and teacher located in the Midwest. He leads his own projects including the Straight Ahead Quartet and his sextet the Usual Suspects, both groups are devoted to the hard-bop tradition. Eric has shared the stage with such jazz luminaries as Gordon Brisker, Vince DiMartino, Greg Abate, Delores King-Williams, Denis DiBlasio, Everett Greene, Steve Davis, Michael Spiro, and many others. He performs regularly with the Al Cobine Big Band, Powerhouse Boogie Band, the Latin Jazz Collective, El Fuego Lento, the Impalas, and the Blue Wisp Big Band, and is an active studio musician. He is a regular member of the staff at the Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshop and various other programs. Eric is also a two time finalist in the National Trumpet Competition’s jazz division and has been awarded numerous other accolades.
Eric currently resides in Cincinnati Ohio and maintains active performing and recording schedules in Cincinnati, Bloomington, Indianapolis, Dayton, Louisville, Lexington, and Chicago.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Eric is an experienced teacher of trumpet and jazz. His students are trained to be flexible musicians who can easily fit into any musical situation. He teaches students from beginning to advanced. Mr. Siereveld had had a great deal of success teaching beginning trumpet players as well as had many of his students continue on to the college level and beyond. Eric's primary teachers include Mr. Greg Wing, Mr. William Adam, Joey Tartell and Pat Harbison. Eric is available to teach lessons in the Bloomington, Indianapolis and Cincinnati areas. His rates are flexible, please feel free to contact about lessons.
My clinics are geared toward the business of music. I find that many of the young players out there don't understand what it takes to get the gig and keep the gig and perform well every night. I help them understand the business side of music and help them learn how to work with others to create a rewarding musical experience. I also do clinics for trumpet players. Offering my opinions on how the trumpet is played and how you can approach the instrument on a daily basis. I believe that any person can learn to play the trumpet and play it well and I teach these students how to do this with diligent practice and patience. Jazz clinics are geared towards everything form young improvisors to experienced players looking to expand their vocabulary and rhythmic concepts and understanding.