Eric Siereveld is a multi-faceted trumpet player. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, he relocated to Madison to pursue his DMA in trumpet performance form the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Before relocating to Madison he lived, performed and taught in New York City. In NYC, Eric was a jazz, classical, commercial and freelance trumpet player all over the trip-state area.
Eric’s academic studies have taken him around the country to some of the finest musical institutions in the world. He received his bachelors of music education degree from Morehead State University in eastern Kentucky. While at Morehead, he was afforded the opportunity to study trumpet with Greg Wing, one of the finest commercial trumpet players in the country. He also studied jazz with Gordon Towell, and jazz piano with Steve Snyder. After completing his BME, Eric was accepted to the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. At Indiana he studied jazz with the legendary David Baker, and private trumpet with Bill Adam, Joey Tartell, and Pat Harbison. Additional studies included jazz arranging and composition with Brent Wallarab. After Indiana, Eric joined the national broadway tour of “Young Frankenstein” as the lead trumpet player. At the conclusion of that tour he moved full-time to NYC.
In New York, Eric quickly became in demand as a freelance trumpet player. His first position was as principal trumpet with the Bronx Symphony Orchestra and the Bronx Opera Orchestra. He lead his own projects as well, including his Straight Ahead Quartet, and the collaborative sextet, The Usual Suspects, dedicated to the ’60’s Hard Bop tradition. He has shared the stage with such jazz luminaries as Lew Soloff, Dave Stryker, Gordon Brisker, Greg Abate, Steve Davis, Everett Greene, Bob Shepard, Denis DiBlasio, Michael Spiro, and many others. Additional performances include appearances with Frank Sinatra, Jr., Don Rickles Orchestra, the Darren Sterud Big Band, the Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, the Blue Wisp Big Band, The Big Payback and more.
He has recorded with Perry Terry and the City Profits, The Big Payback, the Latin Jazz Collective, Max Marshall, as well as commercials, and university recordings. He has been a member of the nation/international broadway tours of; Young Frankenstein: The Musical, three engagements with Elf: the Musical, The Addams Family, and Nice Work if You Can Get It. In addition, he performed Elf: the Musical on Broadway in 2015. He is a regular member of the faculty/staff at the Aebersold Summer Workshop, the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic and the Niceville High School Brass Staff. He has also been an adjudicator for the National Trumpet Competition’s solo high school division.
Eric currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin where he maintains an active teaching, performing and recording schedule. He currently serves as adjunct professor of jazz trumpet and director of the Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra at the University of Wisconsin- Madison. He is a DMA candidate and his research area is in the role of the trumpet player in the Hammond B3 quintets of the 1960’s Blue Note Records catalog. More information, sound clips, video, schedule and teaching materials can be found on his personal website: www.ericsiereveld.com