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Winner of the Caymmi Music Award as “Best Instrument Player” (2015), guitarist, singer and composer Eric Assmar is one of the main names of the new generation of blues and rock artists in Brazil and released three solo albums: "Eric Assmar Trio" (2012), "Morning" (2016) and “Home” (2022).

As a musician, he played alongside artists such as Álvaro Assmar, Marcelo Nova, Os Panteras (Raul Seixas), André Christovam (blues pioneer in Brazil), Flávio Guimarães (from the band Blues Etílicos) and performed a lot of shows at festivals, such as the SXSW (Austin/Texas, United States, 2009), XI Fenart (João Pessoa/Brazil, 2010), SESC 'N' Blues (Ribeirão Preto/Brazil, 2011), VI Festival de Blues de Londrina (Londrina/Brazil, 2016), Festival de Jazz do Capão (Chapada Diamantina/Brazil, 2018), Paulo Afonso Jazz Festival (Paulo Afonso/Brazil, 2018), Blues Jazz Serra Grande (Serra Grande/Brazil, 2019), Festival Jazz no Castelo (Praia do Forte/Brazil, 2022), as well as many concerts at music venues in São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Rio de Janeiro and also in big cities throughout the world, such as New York (October/2016), Toronto (August/2017) and London (February/2020).

His work as an artist has been featured and broadcasted in TV special shows for TV Brasil and TVE Bahia, as well as mentioned and stressed in articles for magazines such as Guitar Player Brasil (2015), Guitar Load (2013) and also the Wall Street International (New York/2015).

In addition to his work as an artist, Eric Assmar is also a researcher, a blues guitar teacher, a PhD in Music (PPGMUS/UFBA) with a research on methodological perspectives on the blues guitar teaching in Brazil (2019) and a Master in Ethnomusicology, in the same University program, leading a research about the blues scene in the city of Salvador (2014). The artist is graduated in Music at Universidade Federal da Bahia (2010).

Son of bluesman Álvaro Assmar (blues pioneer in Bahia), with whom he worked for many years as a musician and co-producer, Eric Assmar also produces and presents the weekly radio show Educadora Blues, for Rádio Educadora FM, the main public radio station in the state of Bahia. The show was founded by his father, Álvaro Assmar, in april 2003. Álvaro sadly passed on december 2017, leaving a huge legacy as a blues artist in Brazil. Eric helds his musical legacy as an artist and as the producer of Educadora Blues, presenting new blues releases in Brazil and around the world.