Born: August 16, 1977 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Eric's genre bending trumpet playing can be heard in around New York City and beyond. He has toured with The Monkees, Antibalas, Spoon and Charlie Hunter Quartet.
Eric can be heard playing trumpet on recordings such as
Charlie Hunter with Brass (Unreleased) Dear Science-TV on the Radio (Interscope) Yeah Yeah Yeah's-Zero (Interscope) Manners-Passion Pit (Warner Brothers) Security-Antibalas (Anti-) Antidotes-Foals (Interscope) Bat for Lashes Antionette Costa-(Okplayer) Chin Chin-Flashing the Fancy (Definitive Jux) Techicolor Health-Harlem Shakes (French Kiss) The Monkees-Live Tour DVD (Universal) The Monkees-Live in Las Vegas (Independent) Tribute to Duke Ellington-Teo Macero (Independent)
You may also have seen him play trumpet on national TV with
Pete Yorn-Good Morning America (2009) TV on the Radio-The Late Show with David Letterman (2008) TV on the Radio-The Colbert Report (2009) Duke Spirit-The Late Show with David Letterman (2008) The Monkees-The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2001) The Monkees-Regis and Kelly Show (2001)
In 2003 Regina Spektor licensed a portion of Eric's song Your Daughter for her 2005 release Soviet Kitsch (Sire).
Eric has also independently released 6 records as a singer for a project called Beyondo.
Eric also performs regularly in New York City with a popular kids band called FunkeyMonkeys lead by Dora the Explorer theme song composer Josh Sitron.
Eric Biondo has a degree in Jazz and Contemporary Media from the Eastman School of Music. He has also studied at The Banff Center in Alberta, Canada. Eric also studied acting at the Gotham City Improv in New York City.
For more information
www.ericbiondo.com www.myspace.com/beyondoband www.ericbiondo.bandcamp.com www.youtube.com/redkingboy
Awards:International Trumpet Guild Besson Scholarship 1997
Willing to teach:
I'm currently teaching privately in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I travel to student houses and I also have a studio space where I teach. If you are interested in a lesson feel free to email me at email@example.com Rates are negotiable depending on location and scheduling convenience. I currently teach after school trumpet lessons/rock band at Claremont Preparatory School. I am a graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a degree in Jazz trumpet and Contemporary Media. I've also attend the Banff Center for the arts in 1999 and 2000.
My clinic would be on the the topic Making Music A Career. As a trumpeter in New York for 9 years, I can good advice on how maximize practice time, party time and professional obligations. I would also discuss creative ways to stay in touch with the curiosity that every musician fight to hold on to due to stress, economy and an empty date book.