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Eric Halvorson Eric Halvorson

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Eric has been active on the New York City music scene for over 20 years. He has performed with such jazz artists as John Fedchock, Dave Liebman, Bob Sheppard, Dave Stryker, Steve Slagle, Vic Juris, Adam Rogers, Joe Locke, Bruce Barth, Marilyn Maye, Fred Hersch, Mark Murphy, James Moody, and Bill Henderson; Broadway stars Christine Ebersole and Sherie Rene Scott; songwriter and pianist Marvin Hamlisch; soul singer Ben E. King; blues artist George Kilby Jr. and the legendary Pinetop Perkins to name a few. He has toured internationally with vocalist Ute Lemper and also works with many big bands including Josh Shneider's 'Love Speaks Orchestra', the Bill Warfield Repertory Big Band, and the George Gee Big Band. He has performed at New York City's top venues including Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Radio City Music Hall, City Center and jazz venues Iridium, Blue Note, Smalls, Smoke and Birdland.

He has performed for the Kennedy Center Honors in 2008 and 2010 and at numerous festivals including the Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Norwich Music Festival (UK), Silda Jazz (Norway), Radio Classica (Chile), Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), Festival de Jazz (Colombia), Kaunas Jazz Festival (Lithuania), and the Iowa City Jazz Festival.

He is in demand on Broadway and was the drummer for the 2015 revival of Gigi. He has played in the orchestras of Wicked, Pippin, On the Town, West Side Story, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Shrek, Xanadu, and many others. He played the Los Angeles production of Follies in 2012. He is sought after by a variety of performers because of his rock and pop sensibilities.

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Album Into The Shadows by John Fedchock

Into The Shadows

Summit Records
2020

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Album Dream Ago by Gabrielle Stravelli

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Big Modern Music
2017

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