About the show
Hypnotic jazz funk, soulful ballads and powerful solos. This is the band of trumpet player Eric Vloeimans with top drummer Jasper van Hulten, the Icelandic bass guitarist Gulli Gudmundsson and a starring role for pianist Jeroen van Vliet, winner of the Boy Edgar Prize in 2014. In 2007, Eric Vloeimans presented Gatecrash with the live album Gatecrashin’ and immediately won an Edison Award (the Dutch Music Awards). More than ten years later, the band gained international fame.
ERIC vloeimans in the press
“There is music that instructs your body to move, music that triggers erotic daydreams, music that trains the brain, music that makes you happy or sad, music that relaxes and music that works on your nerves. There is also music that swallows you up like Jonas by the whale, takes you along for several compositions and when the last bar is played, spits you out again. You wonder where you’ve been and how long. Eric Vloeimans makes such music.”
about eric vloeimans
Eric Vloeimans is an improvising trumpet player and composer who finds the term “jazz” too restrictive for his music. A small selection of the prizes Eric received for his work: five Edison Awards, the Boy Edgar Prize, the Bird Award, the Elly Ameling Prize and the Golden Nutcracker. He played for the opening of the Rijksmuseum, at the Koningsconcert and around the world with pop, jazz and world music, chamber music ensembles, big bands and classical orchestras.
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