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"Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens." - Maria von Trapp

Eric Vloeimans (Huizen, 1963) is an improvising trumpeter and composer who regards the term ‘jazz’ as too limiting to describe his music. His work is characterized by melodic and lyrical power, and a distinctive, individual sound that is called velvety or whispering in the more subdued pieces.
From 2006/2007 Eric Vloeimans has been active with two much-praised formations: the chamber jazz trio Fugimundi (Anton Goudsmit guitar, Harmen Fraanje piano) and the electric band Gatecrash, in which rock and funk elements can be traced (Jeroen van Vliet keyboards, Gulli Gudmundsson bass, Jasper van Hulten drums). With the latter group, he employs electronic effects in his trumpet playing for the first time.
In addition, he continues to develop other projects, such as the band Oliver’s Cinema with accordion player Tuur Florizoone and cellist Jörg Brinkmann (CD available from August 2013, and a US tour in October 2014)) , and a duo with pianist Florian Weber, with a CD release : Live at the Concertgebouw in 2011.
His broad range of interests has led Vloeimans to collaborate with artists from other musical worlds. In the pop music area, these include Fay Lovsky, Doe Maar, Spinvis, Jan Akkerman and trumpeter Kyteman (Colin Benders). Where world music is concerned, Vloeimans was involved in projects with flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel, Latin pianist Ramon Valle, and the fado-inspired Pessoa of Fernando Lameirinhas.
Vloeimans has performed as a soloist with classical ensembles such as the Matangi Quartet, the Calefax Reed Quintet, the Metropole Orchestra, the Gelderland Orchestra, the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, the Holland Baroque Society, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
2011 saw the premiere of his first trumpet concerto, Evensong, with the Limburg Symphony Orchestra, orchestrated by Martin Fondse, and recorded for CD with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. 

Featured on

Joyful Noise
Eric Vloeimans | Ravelli Brass
Wild Port Of Europe
Eric Vloeimans
Two For The Road
Eric Vloeimans | Will Holshouser
Eric Vloeimans, Martin Fondse
Evensong
Eric Vloeimans / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jurjen Hempel
Pocket Rhapsody II
Frank Woeste
Party Animals
Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash
Viento Zonda
Eric Vloeimans | Juan Pablo Dobal
Levanter
Eric Vloeimans | Kinan Azmeh | Jeroen van Vliet
Act 2
Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema
Various composers
The Spirit Of Turtle [Longbox]
Various artists
On The Spot
Calefax ft Eric Vloeimans
Oliver's Cinema
Eric Vloeimans' Oliver's Cinema
Evensong
Eric Vloeimans / The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra / Jurjen Hempel
Skop Gat
Various Artists
The Compositions of Eric Dolphy
Vloeimans/ Coke / Breuker / van Bommel / Gorter /Engels
Times Like These
Jarmo Savolainen Trio / Eric Vloeimans
Grand style
Jarmo Savolainen Trio / Eric Vloeimans
Live in Germany
Pierre Courbois
Winds of change
Masha Bijlsma

Videos

Eric Vloeimans Pete Philly & Perquisite - Womb to Womb
Eric Vloeimans - Hyper
Eric Vloeimans - Prince of Darkness
Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash - Pèlerinage
Eric Vloeimans' fugimundi at 'de wereld draait door'
Eric Vloeimans at DWDD
Eric Vloeimans GATECRASH - V-Flow @ Shinjuku Pit Inn, Japan
Eric Vloeimans cd-signingsession at North Sea Jazz 2010
Fugimundi interveiwed by Radio 6 on the North Sea Jazz Festival 2010
Eric Vloeimans, Simin Tander and Rembrandt Frerichs - Bradshaw
Eric Vloeimans - My own king am I (at Pauw & Witteman)
Eric Vloeimans' Gatecrash tour Malaysia and India, june 2012
Wende Snijders & Eric Vloeimans Black Feather @ Gouden Notekraker 2013
Wende Snijders & Eric Vloeimans - Kindred Spirits