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Eric Vloeimans

Instrument: Trumpet | AMT Products Used: P800

“Dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans to switch to AMT”
– Eric Vloeimans

We were just told by our Benelux distributor JT Music that one of the key figures on the European Improvisational Scene,
the dutch trumpet player Eric Vloeimans, has chosen the P800 as the new microphone of his choice.
After extensive testing he felt very comfortable with the P800.
This is an extra great compliment, since Eric Vloeimans is very famous for his tonal quality and is known to be very picky about his amplification.
His first appearance using his P800 will be July 14th at no less than the world’s biggest jazz festival: The North Sea Jazz Festival.

http://www.ericvloeimans.com
http://www.myspace.com/ericvloeimans (for additional video and audio clips)


Some of the highlights of his career:
2007 Nominated for award North Sea Jazz Festival
2007 Release cd Gatecrashin’
2007 Television Special on his career
2006 Recipient Edison Award for CD Summersault (clip)
2006 Recipient Elly Ameling Oevre price of the City of Rotterdam
2006 Release cd SUMMERSAULT
2005 JAVA-Tour in Indonesia with Fugimundi. Concerts in Slovenia.
2005 Festivals in Sibiu, Athens, Clusone, Terni, Nuoro, Dansko, Oslo, Paris.
2004 Release cd BOOMPETIT
2004 Festivals at Budapest, Viersen and Frankfurt
2004 Own festival (3 days) in Rotterdam with guests like John Taylor and Erkan Ogur
2003 Festivals at Roma, Montpellier, St. Petersburg, Budapest, Essen, Wien,
Kosice and Berlin. Concert of Eric Vloeimans and John Tayler at the festival in Johannesburg
2003 Release cd “Hidden History” with Rita Marcotulli, Palle Danielsson and Roberto Gatto
2003 North Sea Jazz Festival
2003 Jazzfestival in Capetown.
2003 Winner Edison Award 2003
2002 Eric Vloeimans Quintet BANGKOK-Jazzfestival
2002 BIRD AWARD WINNER North Sea Jazzfestival for “Artist deserving wider recognition”
2001 wins the prestigious Boy Edgar Ouvre Prize
2001 with Maria Schneider in Portugal
2001 Japantour with Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman Michiel Borstlap, Frans van der Hoeven and Martijn Vink
2001 Artistic Director of Jazz International Rotterdam
2001 Finlandtour with Jarmo Savolainen Trio
2000 November tour with Jimmy Haslip/Michiel Borstlap Band
2000 Autumn tribute to Eric Dolphy with Willem Breuker, Eric Vloeimans,  Alex Coke, Frank van Bommel and John Engels.
2000 october composition assignment for Dutch Televison
2000 Release cd ‘Umai’
2000 Nomination Bird Award
2000 mai 21th/26th sended by NPS to EBU-Jazzorchestra with music of Bugge Wesseltoft and Erik Lars Gudim in Bergen/Norway
2000 march/april tour John Taylor, Joe LaBarbera, bass Furio Di Castri
1999 North Sea Jazzfestival with John Taylor, Marc Johnson and Peter Erskine
1999 Winner Edison Award 1999
1999 tour Eric Vloeimans with Nguyên Lê
1998 tour Eric Vloeimans trio with Scott Tinkler
1998 Release cd ‘Bitches and Fairy-tales’ with John Taylor, Joey Baron and Marc Johnson
1997 European Jazzensemble with Charlie Mariano
1996 Eric Vloeimans special project tour in France with Hein van de Geyn, Aldo Romano and Rob van de Broeck
1996 concerts Trio Vloeimans-Borstlap-Reyseger
1994 Eric Vloeimans Quartet tours in the Middle East
1994 Vitold Rek and Ralf Hubner project in Jazz meets Classic with string quartet
1993 Jasper van ‘t Hof, radio recordings at the “New Jazz Meeting”  Sud West Funk Baden Baden, Germany
1993 Lalo Schifrin, tribute to Dizzy Gillespie at the North Sea Jazz Festival
1992 France with Ricardo Del Fra tribute to Chet Baker
1989 in New York cncerts with Frank Foster Big Band
1989 tour in U.S.A. with The Duke Ellington Band conducted by Mercer Ellington

Some quotes:

‘I was amazed at the strength of Eric’s writing and playing. He was an inspiration and led the date with creative imagination. It was a pleasure to record with him. The music reveals what is best in the art of improvised music; thoughtful structures that allow the sensitivity of the musicians to come together to create something special and unique, that had never been before.’
 Marc Johnson

‘It is always delightful to see trumpet player Eric Vloeimans at work. Whether he performes at the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague or plays in a pub, you do not have to be bored for a minute. He is flashy when need be, but can also give one note so much soul that you’re moved.’
(Eddy Determeyer in the magazine JAZZ NU)

‘Eric Vloeimans has developed into a stylist who cherishes lonely notes as precious jewels. He is capable of improvising on one single note, as Frank Zappa used to do.’
(Dutch press)

‘Vloeimans plays crisp and selfassured, embodying the articulate medolism of Clifford Brown plus many shades of Miles, without being imitative.’
(Jazztimes Magazine)

‘Beautiful technique, sublime formation of tone and not only that, Eric Vloeimans also possesses good feeling of style, good taste and an excellent talent for composition.’
(Hifi Video Test magazine)

Albums:
Gatecrashin (Challenge Records)
Summersault (Challenge Records)
Boompetit (Challenge Records)
Hidden History (Challenge Records)
VoizNoiz 3 (Javaanse Jongens)
Brutto Gusto (Challenge Records)
Umai (Challenge Records)
Bitches and Fairy Tales (Challenge Records)
Bestiarium (Challenge Records)
First Floor (Challenge Records)
No Realistics (Art in Jazz)