Eric Vloeimans & Will holshouser

2024: new album, US tour

An adventurous trumpet and accordion duo, Eric and Will play evocative original compositions that draw on sounds from jazz, classical and folk music: rich harmonies, catchy melodies, and energetic improvising span the range from emotional to fun.  They began working together in 2018; their latest album Two for the Road was recorded live on tour in the Netherlands. Plans for 2024 include recording a new album as well as live concerts in the Netherlands (in May) and the US (in September). 

"An accordion and a trumpet. They brought a sold-out house ... to ecstasy." -- JazzNu (NL)

“Unforgettably unclassifiable ... expressive and uncategorizable chamber music in a jazz setting.” - Musically Speaking blog (US)

"Two for the Road includes “ ... writing ability, expressiveness, virtuoso improvisation and a vast territory of influences … dynamic interaction … and in addition, two splendid dedications to Louis Armstrong and Doc Watson.”  - All About Jazz (Italy)

photo: Reuben Radding

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audio from album: two for the road (2022)

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Eric Vloeimans

Trumpeter Eric Vloeimans is one of the best-known musicians in his native country, the Netherlands. He has led a wide variety of ensembles over the years and is a frequent guest soloist with bands and orchestras of all kinds. He has won several Edison prizes (the “Dutch Grammy”) for his recordings. His own projects have included his "chamber-jazz” Fugimundi trio, Gatecrash, and Oliver’s Cinema. These groups perform a wide range of highly original music and have toured throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. Vloeimans' versatility, easy-going attitude and great sense of humor have brought him to play with artists such as Mercer Ellington, John Taylor, Peter Erskine, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Wayne Horvitz, Nguyên Lê, Jimmy Haslip, Joey Baron, the Holland Baroque Society, the Matangi Quartet, Bojan Z., the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and many others. He has played all over the world, and experiences from his travels can be heard in many of his compositions. Eric Vloeimans is a musician who plays from the heart; he has shown a remarkable power to create bridges and connect with audiences all over the world.