Eric Hoffman

Eric Hoffman

BandJazz

I am a singer in the tradition of Tony Bennett & Frank Sinatra. Strongly influenced by Lou Rawls and Jack Jones, I enjoy presenting standards and popular American music in a showbiz style. I also play Trombone, so I'm a musician too!

Biography

Eric Hoffman born and raised in Flint Michigan, the son of a high school wrestling coach and a hairdresser. At age five, he caught "the Danny Thomas Show" in Lake Tahoe, and well you can just imagine the rest. But in case you can't, here are some highlights: Eric took after his grandfather, a fine baritone, autoworker, and farmer, practiced Organ on the Lowery 88 in their musical home and soon joined both GPs in the church choir. CUT TO: Eric in the Caribbean, a staff trombone player for several cruise lines--sideman to Jack Jones, The Spinners, Vic Damone, Steve Allen, Charo & more. While backing up the Jerry Lewis Show, he was encouraged by Mr. Lewis' conductor Lou Brown to begin singing solo. Next stop? New York! where Eric has been a member of Supersound, legendary Jazz Drummer Charli Persip's (Dizzy Gillespe ”50’s” & Billy Eckstine”70’s”),big band. Eric now holds the honor of being the only male singer to record with Charli as a Bandleader. He also has formed his own group "Eric Hoffman & the Underdog", featuring an all Trombone horn section.

Discography

Eric’s recording credits include; Get Together with the Underdog 2006, Introducing Eric Hoffman with Oliver von Essen 2003 (vocal & Jazz piano), Love Like Fire Rick Henley 2001 (with Charli Persip & Supersound). New recording with Charli Persip & Supersound (Eric sings “The Impossible Dream”) scheduled for release in spring 2008.

Set List

Set List; The Father, The Son, & The Holy Ghost
a Salute to Billy Eckstine, Lou Rawls, & Jack Jones
1. Have A Song On Me/
2. I’ve Grown Accustom To Her Face
3. Without A Song
4. Moonlight In Vermont
5. Tobacco Road
6. Down Here on the Ground
7. Watch What Happens
8. Natural Man
9. Girl From Ipanema
10. Groovy People
11. You’ll Never Find (gonna miss)
12. Wives And Lovers
13. She Loves Me
14. Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered
15. The Nearness Of You
16. Just In Time
17. Stranger In Paradise
18. Get Together
19. Love Boat
20. This Was A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening
80 min. performed Jan. Feb. & March '08 @
Broadway Baby Bistro Cabaret NYC