Eric Hofbauer Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Educator

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Back From France – Two New Releases: Ghost Frets & Prehistoric Jazz Vol. 4 – Reminiscing in Tempo

The remount of Arthur Nauzyciel’s reimagining of Julius Caesar in Rennes, France was a smashing success. It was so wonderful to reconnect with the brilliant cast and crew, at this point (10 years into performing this production) we are a family. Like any family, some are no longer with us for various reasons (like our dearly […]

Prof Hof’s Thirty Nearly Impossible Études for Guitar Duo – For Sale! and Downbeat Review.

My new Étude book is available at Amazon.com and was recently reviewed in Downbeat Magazine. What follows is a bit of the introduction which may pique your curiosity to the challenges awaiting advancing guitarists in these pages. More content (video performances etc. ) coming summer 2017. Enjoy! From the Introduction to Prof Hof’s Thirty Nearly […]

Ghost Frets – New Solo Album Released!!

Ghost Frets, my latest solo guitar album, dedicated to my dear friend and fellow six string samurai, Garrison Fewell is now available as of 9/16/16. It features a couple of songs by Garrison including Ayleristic and Blues Update, plus a tune G and I used to love to play in our duo concerts, Monk’s Let’s Cool […]

Eric Hofbauer Quintet’s ‘Prehistoric Jazz Volume 1 & 2’ on NPR’s Fresh Air

Jazz writer Kevin Whitehead reviews ‘Prehistoric Jazz Volume 1 & 2’ on NPR’s Fresh Air. I am very honored to have had these recording, which features my recompositions of ‘The Rite of Spring’ and ‘Quartet for the End of Time’ featured on Fresh Air. The review is particularly poetic and filled with imagery which I believe […]

Eric Hofbauer Quintet’s “Prehistoric Jazz – Volume 1 and 2” Released Oct. 28th

Exciting News, CNM (Creative Nation Music) has released the Eric Hofbauer Quintet’s debut recordings “Prehistoric Jazz -Volume 1 & Volume 2”. Volume 1 features my arrangement of Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” and Volume 2 features my arrangement of Messiaen’s “Quartet for the End of Time”. Both feature the quintet of myself, Jerry Sabatini on trumpet, Todd Brunel […]

Prehistoric Jazz: The Rite & 100 Years Of Revolution

On May 29th, the centennial of Stravinsky’s premiere of ‘Le Sacre Du Printemps’, I premiered an arrangement of that epic piece for improvising jazz quintet on a concert entitled, ‘Pre-historic Jazz: The Rite and 100 Years of Revolution’ The concert title was taken from a video clip of Leonard Bernstein conducting a studio orchestra from […]

I Have A Confession – John Tchicai Memorial Concert Reflections.

I have to make a confession. I wake up almost every morning and decide not to quit playing music. Let me clarify, I decide not to quit playing and teaching music, jazz specially, as a vocation. I know I can’t quit playing my guitar, in the same way I can’t just quit breathing and expect […]

CNM Announces Two New Releases – American Grace and Recontradoble

In lieu of the world ending today my little DIY, shoe-string budget, pull yourself up by the boot straps, fly by the seat of your pants, rip the shirt off your back (and any other clothing metaphors) jazz record label, Creative Nation Music is announcing the release of two new CDs, Recontradoble by the Pablo Ablanedo […]

Recontradoble – The Pablo Ablandeo Octet(o)
Recontradoble - The Pablo Ablandeo Octet(o)

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American Grace

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One From The Vault: Part 2

Or… this could be called One From the Dusty Old Duffle Bag, because that is where I found this week’s selection. Apparently I have a black duffle, stuffed away on a shelf in my studio after my move, which is filled with old CD and DAT masters and live recordings. Basically, the contents of this […]

LEVEL drops (6/21/11) & The IRB vs. The Stanley Cup

Happy LEVEL day! I am excited to announce that the Infrared Band’s second CD is officially out today. It is available at all online retailers (Amazon.com etc) and digital stores (i-tunes etc) worldwide. Here is the first paragraph from my line notes, explaining the thematic concept behind the new work, “The music on LEVEL, explores the human condition […]

‘American Fear’ reviewed in All About Jazz Italy

My solo recording was recently reviewed by All About Jazz Italia. It was a positive and detailed review. For those Hofbauer fans and friends who read Italian it can be FOUND HERE. My friend Luca from the recent Julius Caesar tour translated it for me. What follows is my favorite quote (the line between self-marketing […]

Youtube Solo Guitar Videos Added

There are several clips from my solo concert at Firehouse 13 in Providence from 11/2010 added to this site. CLICK HERE for a direct link to my solo guitar page to view. They were shot by Alex Curnow and edited by Steve Parrillo and feature ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, ‘Hot For Teacher’, ‘Black […]

Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra
Garrison Fewell's Variable Density Sound Orchestra

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Sound Particle 47 – Garrison Fewell’s Variable Density Sound Orchestra
Sound Particle 47 - Garrison Fewell's Variable Density Sound Orchestra

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Madman’s Moon – Rebecca Shrimpton & Eric Hofbauer
Madman's Moon - Rebecca Shrimpton & Eric Hofbauer

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The Blueprint Project – The Blueprint Project
The Blueprint Project - The Blueprint Project

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People I Like – The Blueprint Project With Han Bennink
People I Like - The Blueprint Project With Han Bennink

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The Lady of Khartoum – Garrison Fewell & Eric Hofbauer

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Myth Understanding

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LEVEL

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American Fear
American Fear

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