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 […]

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 […]

Awaken the Dragon – The Return of Solo Guitar & Garrison Fewell

I have taken a long break from solo guitar. Hell, I have taken a long break from posting a blog on ye olde home page. Life sometimes has a way of creating obstacles which prevent getting everything done on that “to do” list. It began in summer of 2015 when my best friend, Garrison Fewell, […]

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 at the Church of the Advent Library Concert Series, 2/7/14

On Feb. 7, 2014 the Eric Hofbauer Quintet performed as part of Matt Samolis’ Church of the Advent Library Concert Series. Matt’s single camera shot frames the band nicely in the confines of the brick lined library stage. The sound quality is good and the full house gave us some wonderful energy to work with. […]

‘American Grace’ Solo Tour Reflections

The Autumn 2013 solo tour has ended. It was a grand adventure, as expected. I got to play in NYC and play a set of Steve Lacy tunes with Josh Sinton and Tomas Fujiwara of Ideal Bread. Then I got to catch up with my old teacher and good friend Robert Ferrazza at Oberlin, as […]

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 […]

The Jazz Omnivore and Individuality

The summer can be a great time for an artist of any discipline to take stock in the direction of their work by reflecting on past projects and starting new ones. Many visual artists, musicians, actors, dancers teach during some of year and usually the summer affords us the time (for we can usually afford […]

Ghost of Caesar Pt. 1 – Resurrection

We arrived in Bogota late Saturday night. The next day starting in on rehearsals. Lots of new casting changes and a few new actors in the mix so there was a lot of work to do…. for everyone but the jazz trio. We basically had a day off on Monday so we went to the […]

Pablo Ablanedo Octeto – Kickstarter Campaign in Underway

Below is a message from my good friend, composer, pianist and bandleader Pablo Ablanedo. The Octet is beginning a journey into the world of crowd sourced funding to help finance the next CD recording, and I am excited to be a part of it and help Pablo raise the money to realize this project. It […]

The Toy-chestra @ Junk Kitchen – 1/27/12

My friends Esther Viola and Ben Dicke just started a concert series called the ‘Junk Kitchen’, which runs the first Friday of every month at the Outpost in Cambridge MA, and our group, First Worst Thirst, is the house band for each show. Each month there is a different theme to the concert and this brings in a myriad of […]

Hofbauer, Karayorgis, William, Gray at Johnny D’s 11/2/11 + Upcoming shows

It has been a long while since I have posted. There has been a lot going on in the last month. The last half of October I was in France on my first ever solo tour out of the U.S. It was an amazing experience and I plan on blogging about it all in detail […]

Music as Memory: 9/11, American Vanity and Fear

During this week of remembrance and reflection I would like to share two pieces from my American series. Of all my work, my two solo albums have been most influenced by the events of September 11th, 2001. In the wake of the tragedy of that day, I recorded American Vanity, an exploration into what I […]

New Reviews and Palindromes

Since the release of LEVEL, there have been some wonderful and interesting reviews of the work. While some have addressed the overt ‘avant-guard’ tendencies of the recording, some have, almost inexplicably, insisted just the opposite – that it is quite traditional. Truth is, they are both correct. But the point is not to just comment […]

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 […]

LEVEL in the Phoenix and IRB @ Johnny D’s June 15.

The Infrared Band was recently featured in the Boston Phoenix (click here to read) along with Jeremy Udden’s Plainville and James Farm. John Garelick wrote the piece and it focuses on our new release (street date June 21) LEVEL. He does a great job addressing the concept of duality in the music, particularly in terms […]

Adventures – Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorers Club
Adventures - Charlie Kohlhase's Explorers Club

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‘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 […]

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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