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Eric Hofbauer

“Eric Hofbauer has become a significant force in Boston’s improvised- music scene,” declares Stereophile’s David R. Adler. “His aesthetic evokes old blues, Americana, Tin Pan Alley, bebop, and further frontiers. There’s a rule-breaking spirit but also an impeccable rigor, a foundation of sheer chops and knowledge, that put Hofbauer in the top tier of guitarists,” he writes.

Hofbauer has been an integral member of Boston’s jazz scene as a musician, bandleader, organizer and educator for the past twenty years. He has performed and recorded alongside such notable collaborators as Han Bennink, Roy Campbell, Jr., John Tchicai, Garrison Fewell, Cecil McBee, Steve Swell and Matt Wilson.

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AMERICAN GRACE:

Eric Hofbauer has become a significant force in Boston’s improvised- music scene… His aesthetic evokes old blues, Americana, Tin Pan Alley, bebop, and further frontiers. There’s a rule-breaking spirit but also an impeccable rigor, a foundation of sheer chops and knowledge, that put Hofbauer in the top tier of plectrists. - David R. Adler, Stereophile

American Grace mingles original Hofbauer compositions witha selection of covers judicious enough to rival the books of Brad Mehldeau and the Bad Plus… American Grace is an abundantly expressive and fully affecting guitar recording. - Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes

Hofbauer plays the guitar like Derek Bailey, if Derek Bailey happened to be born in Mississippi instead of Sheffield England

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Boston

Willing to teach

Advanced only

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Discography

Prehistoric Jazz - Volume 1

Prehistoric Jazz -...

Creative Nation Music
2014

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Prehistoric Jazz - Volume 2

Prehistoric Jazz -...

Creative Nation Music
2014

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American Grace

American Grace

Creative Nation Music
2013

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American Fear

Creative Nation Music
2011

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Level

Level

Creative Nation Music
2011

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Eric Hofbauer: American Fear!

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Creative Nation Music
2010

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Bail Out Blues

Bail Out Blues

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American Fear

BA-DEE Image

BA-DEE Image

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American Vanity

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