Benny Bloom

Genre - Funk, Jazz, R&B, Soul, World

Benny Bloom

A Denver resident but originally from Bristol, Rhode Island, Eric Benny Bloom has become one of the most diverse trumpet players in the country.

Bloom attended William Paterson University(1999), New England Conservatory of Music(2001), and City College of New York(2004). Throughout his professional career, he has toured the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Asia with various artists. He has also appeared on many T.V. shows, including the Craig Ferguson Show, the Carson Daly Show, Jimmy Kimmel Show, the Today Show, the David Letterman Show, and the Conan O’Brien Show.

In 2011 Bloom joined “Lettuce”, one of the most critically-acclaimed funk bands in the world today. Their 2015 album “Crush” was widely received amongst musicians and fans alike. In 2014, he moved to New Orleans and quickly made a name for himself in the Crescent City. In 2016, he played trumpet on Aaron Neville’s album “Apache” and won a Grammy for playing trumpet on Jon Cleary’s album, “Go-Go Juice”. When Bloom is not on the road with “Lettuce”, he can be seen performing around New Orleans with a number of artists ranging from the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Preservation Hall, Stanton Moore Trio, or his own groups – Sonic Bloom and Eric Benny Bloom & The Melodies.

Just some of the many artists Bloom has played and recorded with are: Dave Matthews Band, Dr. John, Questlove, Thievery Corporation, Maceo Parker, Christian McBride, Lonnie Smith, Karl Denson, Taj Mahal, Galactic, Avishai Cohen, Bill Evans, John Medeski, Chaka Kahn, Jon Cleary, Gary Clark Jr., Bob Weir, John Scofield, Aaron Neville, The Meters, Preservation Hall, Rikki Lee Jones, and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Here is where you can hear Benny Bloom on tour.

Recent Songs and Albums

Late Bloomer

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