Eric Hofbauer Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Educator

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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 […]

One From The Vault: Part 1

Every once and a while it is fun to dig into my library of recorded material, brush off the dust of a track or two and take a listen. I have tons of ‘never-been-released’ material that is ‘in the can’ (record label jargon for a finished product sitting on the shelf waiting to be released) […]

New Projects, New Music, and New Look Site

In the last month I have connected with some of my favorite musicians in town (Boston) and not only did we play some great gigs but decided to pursue working together as ensembles. The first group is a quintet formed by the amazing saxophonist Tom Hall (check out his site, he is a prolific performer […]

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 ( 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 […]

Big City Circus – Joel Yennior Trio
Big City Circus - Joel Yennior Trio

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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 […]

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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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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American Vanity

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American Fear
American Fear

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