Eric Loffswold

I started playing clarinet at 10 years of age, guitar at 12, and saxophone at 17. I performed regularly in Top 40 bands while in college in Reno, NV, and I studied Jazz saxophone with Ron Legg, John Pierce, and Frank Perry. I’ve played with all-original band Jonz and with Jazz-fusion group Gotham City, which opened for Stanley Clarke and the Rippingtons. My repertoire of instruments includes the entire family of saxophones, clarinets, and flutes, as well as Jazz guitar.
I moved to New York City in 1989, and formed my own group, New World Jazz Quartet, and for the next seven years we played a wide variety of venues and events in Northeast. In 2000, I released my first CD as a leader; “I’m in Love” featured a mix of original compositions and Jazz standards. In addition to leading New World Jazz Quartet, I played weekly with the Hot Shim Sham Orchestra, led by Jessie Bunting, and with soul-Jazz group Score!, led by Andy O’Neil. And here’s a kick—more recently, I was a featured soloist in the horn section backing actor/singer Danny Aiello on the CW11 morning television show.