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Eric Bolvin

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Musician, Educator, Producer and Performer

Educator

1980 – Present Eric Bolvin Music Studios, San Jose CA

  • Private instructor on trumpet and brasses at Music Village, San Jose, CA
  • Director Eric Bolvin Summer Jazz Workshop
  • Private and group lessons in jazz improvisation
  • Trumpet, improvisation and big band director, Jazz Goes To College San Jose Jazz Society
  • Creator of “The Really Big Student Songbook”
  • Designer of the EBVM* line of trumpet mouthpieces
  • Endorsing Artist / Clinician for Conn-Selmer

1984-2000 Union School District, Cambrian School District, San Jose CA

  • Director of elementary and middle school music program
  • Implemented and maintained district wide music program
  • Recruitment of students into music program

1984-1990 Orchard School District San Jose CA

  • Director of elementary and middle school music program
  • Implemented and maintained district wide music program
  • Recruitment of students into music program

1995-Present Santa Clara Unified School District Santa Clara CA

  • Trumpet and low brass teacher, Buchser and Peterson Middle Schools
  • Guest brass clinician for Buchser and Peterson Middle Schools

2003 Alta Vista School, Union School District

  • Director of elementary band program

Professional Experience

1982-present   Leader and Originator of The Eric Bolvin Group and Eric Bolvin’s Quorum San Francisco Bay Area

  • Recorded three album projects
  • Performed at many jazz venues
  • Performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival and the Pacific Coast Collegiate  Jazz Festival

1982-present   Studio Musician and arranger    San Francisco Bay Area

  • Performed and arranged music for numerous studio recordings, including album projects, soundtracks, and television and radio commercials
  • Arranged, produced and recorded Koala Springs jingle,1984
  • Arranged, co-composed and recorded “Ticket To Travel” theme, USA Cable network
  • Trumpet soloist Electronic Arts video games. “John Madden Football” and “Tiger Woods- PGA Tour”.

1975-present   Performer     San Francisco Bay Area

  • Performed many styles of music, including jazz, classical, rock, Latin, Asian, country- western in concert and club settings throughout the west coast.
  • Portland Blues Festival 1996
  • Briefcase Blues Band, MGM Grand, High Sierra, Reno Hilton 1987-1988
  • San Jose Civic Light Opera 1983-1984
  • Worked as a freelance musician for many bands, agents and contractors in Northern California

Education

San Jose State University (1980-1984)

  • BA degree in Music Theory/Performance with distinction
  • Composer in residence scholarship 1983
  • San Jose Civic Light Opera scholarship 1984
  • Outstanding composer and soloist, Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival 1983

Private Studies

  • 1978-1985 Claude Gordon, trumpet
  • 1981-1983 Greg Yasinitsky, composition
  • 1984-1985 Randy Masters, composition
  • 1984-1985 David Burkhart, trumpet

Memberships

  • 1984-present American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
  • 1998-present International Trumpet Guild (ITG)
  • 2000-present International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE)