Eric Halvorson (US)
Paiste Artist Since Sep 2013
14" Giant Beat Hi-Hat
18" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
20" Signature Traditionals Light Ride
17" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
8" 2002 Accent Cymbal
16" Signature Traditionals Thin Crash
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Eric has been active on the New York City music scene for over 20 years. He has performed with such jazz artists as Dave Liebman, Bob Sheppard, Dave Stryker, Steve Slagle, Vic Juris, Adam Rogers, Joe Locke, Bruce Barth, Fred Hersch, Mark Murphy, James Moody, and Bill Henderson; Broadway stars Christine Ebersole and Sherie Rene Scott; and blues icon Pinetop Perkins to name a few. He has toured internationally with vocalist Ute Lemper and also works with many big bands including Josh Shneider's 'Love Speaks Orchestra', the Bill Warfield Repertory Big Band, and the George Gee Big Band. He has performed at New York City's top venues including Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Radio City Music Hall, City Center and jazz venues Iridium, Blue Note, Smalls, Smoke and Birdland.
He has performed for the Kennedy Center Honors in 2011 and 2012 and at numerous festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Norwich Music Festival (UK), Silda Jazz (Norway), Radio Classica (Chile), Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland), Festival de Jazz (Colombia), Kaunas Jazz Festival (Lithuania), and the Iowa City Jazz Festival.
He is in demand on Broadway and has played in the orchestras of Wicked, West Side Story, Sister Act, How to Succeed in Business, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Shrek, Xanadu, and many others. He is sought after by a variety of performers because of his rock and pop sensibilities.
As co-leader of the band (718), Eric recorded/engineered their debut release Sputnik at his studio in Brooklyn. They are currently working on their second CD.