Eric Hofbauer Jazz Guitarist / Composer / Educator

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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 […]

‘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 […]

Solo Set From House Concert @ Garrison Fewell’s Place – 2/12/12

This is  a 13 minute mini set where I play straight through connecting 4 different pieces together. I start with my own ‘Jac Mac Talkin’ from the Infrared Band recording Myth Understanding. Next I move to ‘I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry’ into Joe Oliver’s ‘West End Blues’. Both of which are […]

Rock You Like A Hurricane: Why The 80s Matter To Jazz

One of the most lasting innovations coming out of Louis Armstrong’s revolutionary period of development and growth in the late 20s and early 30s was the use of pop songs in jazz repertoire. By jazz repertoire, I mean songs that are basically blueprints, structures or contexts for improvisation and specifically jazz soloing. This is distinctly […]

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) […]

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 […]