For over 25 years, trumpeter Eric Siereveld has built a reputation as a multifaceted performer, composer and educator. Deeply influenced by the hard bop/post bop tradition, his compositions and improvisations are historically rooted and refreshingly modern. He is the leader of the Organic Quintet, a fresh take on the classic organ jazz quintets of the 1960’s. This group features NYC guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg, Indianapolis organist Steve Snyder, Madison based tenor saxophonist Tony Barba and Milwaukee drummer Mitch Shiner. Their debut recording features all original compositions from the pen of Siereveld and Kreisberg. A veteran of the New York City music scene, in 2018 Eric relocated to Monroe, LA to take the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet & Jazz Studies at the University of Louisiana Monroe.
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Eric attended Morehead State University where he received a Bachelor’s of Music Education. While at MSU, he studied trumpet with one of the country’s premiere trumpet performers and teachers, Greg Wing. Eric continued his studies at Indiana University’s prestigious Jacobs School of Music. At IU he received a Masters degree in Jazz Studies and studied trumpet with Joey Tartell and sought additional instruction from trumpet guru William Adam. He studied improvisation with the legendary David Baker, and composition and arranging with Brent Wallarab.
After IU, Eric relocated to NYC permanently. During his time in New York, he was an in demand performer and freelance musician. He led his own trio, quartet, and hard bop dedicated sextet, The Usual suspects all over the greater New York City area. Broadway tour credits include; Young Frankenstein, two tours with Elf: The Musical, Addams Family (International), and Nice Work if You Can Get It. Eric served as the Principal Trumpeter of Bronx Opera for two seasons and as Assistant Principal for the Bronx Orchestra from 2012-2014. Eric performed for the 2015/16 & 2017/18 Broadway production of Elf: The Musical at Madison Square Garden. In the summer of 2016, he performed with the Denver based band “The Radio” at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland.
In 2014, Eric took a position at the University of Wisconsin as the Instructor of Jazz Trumpet and Director of the Afro- Cuban Jazz Ensemble. In Madison, he was an in demand performer and clinician. Performing regularly with The Big Payback, Darren Sterud Jazz Orchestra, Paul Dietrich’s Jazz Ensemble, Madison Latin Jazz Orchestra, Brass Knuckles Brass Quintet, Mad City Brass, Isthmus Brass as well as his own groups and freelance appearances. In addition to his position at UW-Madison, Eric received a Doctorate in Trumpet Performance, and studied trumpet with John Aley. In 2017 Eric returned to NYC as an active performer and served as a private instructor at the United Nations International School in Manhattan.