Eric Vloeimans

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Eric Vloeimans, 2007

Eric Vloeimans (born March 24, 1963 in Huizen , North Holland Province ) is a Dutch jazz trumpeter .

Live and act

Vloeimans studied at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels and at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam before graduating with honors from the Rotterdam University of Music . He then went to New York City to supplement his training , where he took lessons from Donald Byrd and played in the big bands of Mercer Ellington and Frank Foster . Together with Dick de Graaf , he founded the group Chazz in 1990 , which received very good reviews and performed at the Festival of the European Broadcasting Union in Vienna and at the North Sea Jazz Festival . In 1992 he founded his own quartet that toured the Middle East and recorded the CD "Bestiarum" with Peter Less . In the mid-1990s he played with Jasper van't Hof , Pierre Courbois , Masha Bijlsma , Michiel Borstlap , Ernst Reijseger , Vitold Rek and Ralf Hübner . With John Taylor , Marc Johnson and Joey Baron he recorded the album "Bitches and Fairy Tales" (1998). In other projects he played with Ali Haurand's European Jazz Ensemble , with Charlie Mariano , Aldo Romano , Nguyên Lê , Willem Breuker , Theo Jörgensmann , Chris Beckers and Chris Hinze .

Vloeimans gives master classes at the music academies in Brussels, Utrecht , Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Helsinki .

Prizes and awards

In 1999 he received the Edison Prize . In 2000, the nomination for the Bird Award followed . Finally he received the prestigious Boy Edgar Prize in 2001 .



  • No Realistics (1992)
  • First Floor (1994)
  • Bestiary (1996)
  • Bitches and Fairy Tales (1998)
  • Umai (2000)
  • Gross gusto (2002)
  • VoizNoiz 3
  • Hidden history
  • Boompetit (2004)
  • Summersault (2006)
  • Hyper (2008)
year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChartsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2007 Gate crashin ' NL96 (1 week)
2009 Live at Yoshi's NL55 (5 weeks)
Eric Vloeimans' Fugimundi
2011 Kytecrash NL5 (20 weeks)
Colin Benders & Eric Vloeimans
Live at the Concertgebouw NL99 (1 week)
Eric Vloeimans & Florian Weber
2013 Evensong NL48 (2 weeks)
Oliver's Cinema NL37 (2 weeks)
Eric Vloeimans, Tuur Florizoone & Jörg Brinkmann
Old, New & Blue NL31 (7 weeks)
Holland Baroque Society & Eric Vloeimans
2015 Oliver's Cinema - Act 2 NL37 (1 week)
Eric Vloeimans, Tuur Florizoone & Jörg Brinkmann
2018 Levant NL86 (1 week)
Eric Vloeimans, Jeroen van Vliet & Kinan Azmeh

Lexigraphic entries

  • Martin Kunzler : Jazz Lexicon. Volume 2: M – Z (= rororo-Sachbuch. Vol. 16513). 2nd Edition. Rowohlt, Reinbek bei Hamburg 2004, ISBN 3-499-16513-9 , p. 1422.


  1. Chart discography Netherlands

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