Eric "Benny" Bloom
Eric "Benny" Bloom
Eric Bloom is a trumpet player for Lettuce, Soulive, Pretty Lights, and many others. He is also one of the foremost pedal users in the industry today. Check out his website here!
Originally from Bristol, RI, Eric Bloom has become one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country.
e has attended William Paterson University(1999), New England Conservatory of Music(2001), and City College of New York(2004). Throughout his professional career, Eric has toured in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia with various artists. He has also appeared on many T.V. shows, including the Craig Ferguson Show, the Carson Daly Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show, the Today Show, the David Letterman Show, and the Conan O’Brien Show.
Some of the artists Bloom has played & recorded with are: Redman, Method Man, Chad Hugo, Schoolboy Q, RZA, Dave Matthews Band, Dr. John, Pharohe Monch, Meshell Ndegeocello, Talib Kweli, Questlove, Mark Whitfield, Ledisi, Solange Knowles, Ghostface Killa, David Hidalgo, Thievery Corporation, Booker T, Maceo Parker, Jimmy Herring, Warren Haynes, James Poyser, Derek Trucks, Diane Birch, Christian McBride, Lonnie Smith, Karl Denson, Butch Trucks, Taj Mahal, Galactic, Avishai Cohen, Bill Evans, Bernie Worrell, Fred Wesley, Alan Bernstein, John Medeski, Charles Bradley, Billy Martin, Slightly Stoopid, Doyle Bramhall II, Chaka Kahn, James Gadson, Willie Weeks, Jon Cleary, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Bradshaw, Bob Weir, Skrillex, Griz, John Scofield, Govt Mule, Bill Kreutzman, G. Love, Ben Folds, Aaron Neville, Beats Antique, The Meters, Matisyahu, Chris Robinson, Umphrey's McGee, Craig Robinson, MC Hammer, Kool & the Gang, Preservation Hall, Bonobo, Rikki Lee Jones, & Tedeschi Trucks Band.
In 2011 Eric joined Lettuce, one of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. In 2016, Eric won a grammy for his performance on Jon Cleary's album "Go-Go Juice". He is now living in New Orleans, LA and can be seen performing around town with a number of artists ranging from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Preservation Hall, Nigel Hall Band, Stanton Moore Trio,or his own groups Sonic Bloom & Eric Benny Bloom & The Melodies.
Eric at the Blue Nile, New Orleans on July 17, 2016