Erik Vermeulen

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Erik Vermeulen (* 1959 in Ypres ) is a Belgian jazz pianist and composer .

Live and act

Vermeulen first played the cello before switching to the piano. At the end of the 1970s he began to perform with his own trio with drummer Dré Pallemaerts and bassist Hein van de Geyn . Since then he has played in Belgium a. a. with Bert Joris , Jacques Pelzer , Steve Houben , Manuel Hermia , with the saxophonist Frank Vaganée , in a quartet (three CDs) and in a duo with the saxophonist Ben Sluijs (duo on CD “Stones” 2001), with the BRT jazz orchestra, the Sextet of the Polish singer Marta Mus (on "Bitter Sweet", 2001) and in the quartet of saxophonist Bart Defoort . He has also worked with Slide Hampton , Clark Terry , Joe Lovano , Steve Grossman , Toots Thielemans , Philip Catherine , Michael Moore , Jean-Louis Rassinfosse and Barre Phillips . He is a member of the band "De Frisse Wind", recorded CDs with his "Icarus Projekt" (album "Into Pieces" 1997 by Igloo ) and in 2000 founded the "Groundwork Collektief". He also continues to play in his own trio with changing line-ups (albums "Songs of Minutes" 2001 and "Inner City" 2002 by De Werf).

He teaches piano at the Conservatories of Ghent and Antwerp .

In 2003 he received the Django d'Or (Belgium) as "Established Musician".

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