Wisconsin Conservatory of Music faculty member since 2008. Eric Jacobson is a professional trumpet player, clinician, composer and private instructor residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Eric freelances in the Milwaukee and Chicago area playing in groups such as; D'CalleSon, De La Buena,Kings Go Forth,Tristan Royalty Squad, Jeno/Eric Latin Sextet and leading his own jazz quintet. Eric has been fortunate to experience performances and lessons with well-known artists such as: Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch, Jim Rotondi, Tim Hagans,Tito Puente Jr., Eric Benet and Wynton Marsalis. Eric was recently recognized in Jazzscope magazine By David Hoffman as having “a gorgeous round sound on both the trumpet and flugelhorn” and being “on his way to being a jazz giant." Eric has also taught at MYSO jazz studies, Wauwatosa West High School Jazz Ensemble and assisting the Wauwatosa West Marching Band. In 2001 Eric released his debut jazz CD entitled Inspiration which features some of Milwaukee's best jazz musicians as well as New York trumpet sensation Brian Lynch. Eric is currently working on his second album "Live at the Jazz Estate", which will be released in Nov 2010.