Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans is an outstanding, creative and versitale musician, in every way an example of what World Jazz is about! He will perform at Amersfoort Jazz 2018 as Dutch Artist in Residence with several formations: a duo with Belgian accordionist Tuur Florizoone, a duo with pianist Bert van den Brink and as a guest soloist with Licks & Brains Big Band. Besides, Vloeimans will do special project with the young talents of Scholen in de Kunst (Art Education).

Eric Vloeimans has been active in a wide variety of ensembles all over the years.  He has toured the US twice with his acoustic ‘chamber/jazz’ ‘Fugimundi’ trio, featuring the surprising Anton Goudsmit on guitar and rising star Harmen Fraanje on piano. Their broad repertoire ranges from contemporary jazz, hymns, world music to occasional standards, all of which is presented with warmth and wit. His other band is Eric Vloeimans’ Gatecrash, which features soundscape master Jeroen van Vliet on Fender Rhodes and keyboards, the inventive Gulli Gudmundsson on bass, electric basses and effects, and the up and coming Jasper van Hulten on drums. Vloeimans expands his trumpet mastery with electronics special effects. Gatecrash has earned a reputation as one of Europe’s top cross-over bands between jazz and pop. The music ranges from lazy lounge music to hard core uptempo beats and spaced out moods, with Zappa-influenced odd meters. Gatecrash has toured throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. Eric Vloeimans has been honored because of his many works, in all possible genres that cover the range from classical to pop, film music, world and jazz. He received the VPRO/Boy Edgar Prijs (2001), the Bird Award (2002), the Gouden Notekraker (2011), and another Edison Award in 2017.

Vloeimans’ performances and recordings with a multitude of other formations has shown his versatility. His musical talent, easy-going attitude and great sense of humour have brought him to play with national and international artists such as Mercer Ellington, John Taylor, Peter Erskine, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Jasper van ‘t Hof, Wayne Horvitz, Charlie Mariano, Nguyên Lê, Jimmy Haslip, Philippe Catherine, Joey Baron, the Holland Baroque Society, Lars Danielsson, Michael Moore, Tuur Florizoone, the Matangi Quartet, Bojan Z., Eric Vaarzon Morel, Martin Fondse, soundartist Michel Banabila, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Metropole Orkest and many, many others. His most recent cd is with German pianist Florian Weber.

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