Eric Bolvin is one of the hardest working musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area and it shows on his new release “Workin’ It”. On the heels of his popular (85 radio stations) and critically acclaimed 2007 release, “The Night, The Rain And You”, Eric delivers the funk, jazz and soul with a new set of 11 tasty originals and 3 timeless covers.
Eric has enlisted the help of some executive talent on “Workin’ It”, including keyboardist Jeff Lorber, drummer Dennis Chambers, bassists Nelson Braxton and Myron Dove, guitarist Chris Cain and saxophonist Tom Politzer.
Eric also utilizes vocals for the first time on four tunes, featuring Bay Area favorites Margo Leduc and Tony Lindsay.
I think you will agree that this is Eric’s best work yet.
Eric’s local gigs include regular appearances at Gordon Biersch Brewery, Agenda Jazz Club, D’Vine, Hedley Club and Unwined in the South Bay as well as the San Jose Jazz Festival, Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival and Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz.
Eric has performed or recorded with; Russell Ferrante, Jeff Lorber, Dennis Chambers, Greg Adams, Richie Cole, Dave Weckl, Steve Smith, Jerry Bergonzi, Dave Liebman, Dee Daniels, Grant Geissman, Tom Scott and many others.
“The smooth jazz trumpet idiom has been the stronghold of Ric Braun, Greg Adams, Chris Botti and, in its earliest iterations, Miles Davis and Herb Alpert. With Workin' It,, Bolvin shows he has the goods to stand with those commercially better-known players.”
~Nick Mondello All About Jazz.com
“This disc contains an outstanding variety of compelling music, and it will be Eric Bolvin’s breakout project! WORKIN’ IT is a hit. Highly recommended!” ~Sandy Shore – Smooth Jazz.com
“Bolvin is one hot player, drawing from the inspiration of the trumpet’s masters and turning it into his own sound. In fact, Bolvin has a sound to which many players aspire; and he is a forthright bandleader, composer and arranger.”
~Trevor McLaren - All About Jazz.com
“I have to say that Eric Bolvin is quite impressive. I think he’s on to something here.”
~Ronald Jackson- JazzReview.com
Label / Artist Contact:
Eric Bolvin Music Studios
816 Blossom Hill Road #4
San Jose CA 95123