STYLE = STRAIGHt AHEAD JAZZ – MODERN CREATIVE
In 2016, vibraphonist Vincent Houdijk was awarded the ‘Young VIP jazz award’ and was therefor declared ‘Most promising Jazz Talent of the Netherlands’. This award won him a nationwide tour performing at all the top dutch jazz venues such as the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Lantarenvenster in Rotterdam, Tivoli in Utrecht, and the Paradox in Tilburg.
Houdijk has worked with, among others; Sean Jones, Eric Vloeimans, Bert Boeren, Maria Mendes, Remy van Kesteren, Luisito Quintero, Roberto Quintero, Lucas Jussen, Arthur Jussen, Ivo Janssen, Wouter Hamel, The Residentie Orkest and Metropole Orkest.
His band Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes is intense, dynamic and irresistible! In 2018, they performed at the world renowned North Sea Jazz festival and recorded their third album there. As a composer and bandleader Houdijk draws inspiration from everywhere – from pop to minimal music, and from jazz to world music. This allows him to create a personal, contemporary musical story, with a fine sense for harmony, melody and swing.
The other members of the band are: Jasper van Damme (saxophone), Gersom Raams (guitar), Sven Happel (bass), and Haye Jellema (drums), and they are all given plenty of space. Together they create a warm, deep and highly adventurous sound that entrances audiences, time and again.
WHAT DO The JAZZ CRITICS SAY ABOUT VINNIEVIBES:
“… Vincent Houdijk is a vibraphonist for the 21st century. At times sedate, at others wildly inventive, it seems as if he's attempting to redefine the instrument's place in contemporary jazz. Further commendable is that he manages to do so without the benefit of modern sound-manipulating computer software, instead opting to utilize VinnieVibes' unique European flair both in studio and on stage. While comparisons to vibe greats such as Bobby Hutcherson and Milt Jackson are unfair today, there is little doubt that the talented young vibraphonist deserves and aspires to one day have the kind of recognition they enjoyed…” — Peter Hoetjes for All About Jazz Magazine
".... Hun beheersing blijkt eerder uit de visie waarmee ze lange melodische lijnen weten te trekken, en overzicht houden op de structuur van de composities..." René van Peer (Brabants Dagblad)
"... Zur Belohnung versetzen VinnieVibes einen Sternenhimmel ins Ohr des Hörers, statt ihm bloß mit einem Feuerwerk singulärer Brillanz einzuheizen..." Tom Semmler
“…Houdijk’s vibraphone playing is incredibly nuanced and melodic, and it locks in perfectly well with the rest of the musical backdrop. However, this release is also excellent because of the sheer energy and attitude this group managed to bring to the table…” Stacy Zering (INK19 Magazine)
“…Vincent Houdijk and VinnieVibes are quickly growing their following and reputation as one of the most exciting and engaging live acts in the contemporary jazz fusion scene. Their studio releases are absolutely praiseworthy, but there is something even more electrifying about their live shows...” Jazzcorner Magazine
VINCENT HOUDIJK - PRIVATE CLASSES / MASTERCLASSES / LECTURES
Vincent has been teaching vibraphone and percussion for over 20 years and has developed his own unique teaching methods. Because of the unique character of his ways of teaching many top class institutes invite him for masterclasses, clinics, lectures and private classes. Some examples are;
International Percussion Festival Portimaō, Portugal
HEMU — Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne, Switzerland
Akadamia Muzyczna Krakow, Poland
Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Lisbon, Portugal
Festival Percucyl de El Espinar, Spain
Since 2013 he has been teaching at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and since 2014 at the Codarts High School of Music in Rotterdam.
Together with his close friend and colleague Ramon Lormans they founded the Percussion Friends Foundation in 2004. Percussion Friends aims to guide, develop and assist young talented percussionists from all over the world. Their annual Chamber Music Academy (PFCMA) is highly praised and attracted percussionists from over 25 countries to participate.
Since 2017 he created his MalletClasses.Com online Video Course series aiming to provide inspiring, targeted and effective classes for international mallet percussionists.
“trifid music has New sonic territory explorations, transcending stylist boundaries, sheer magic!”
Rik Cornelissen, Vincent Houdijk en Maciej Domaradzki started their group TRIFID in 2017 after performing at the RABO Jazz Festival with guest soloist Teus Nobel. This collaboration was an instant, deep connection from the first note that they played! Since that concert the trio has been developing themselves by creating compositions for this specific, unique combination of the accordion, vibraphone and double bass. In 2018 they released their first album ‘Dreamscape’ which was recorded during their live concert in the Beauforthuis in Austerlitz.
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Sounds of Interstellar Space- Trifid tour 2019-2020
From October 11th TRIFID will be kicking off their new Tour
‘Sounds of Interstellar Space’ at the Space Expo in Noordwijk (NL). Until now 15 shows have been booked for this tour and the concerts will be a mixture of lectures by astrophysicists and astronomers and compositions by TRIFID. Even a brand new work is composed by Rik Cornelissen! After each concert the audience is invited to take a peek into real telescopes in those facilities. Let’s hope the clouds will stay away!
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