Vincent Houdijk

Music Artist based in the Netherlands (vibraphone)

About Me

Vincent Houdijk (1981) is one of the most versatile music artists in The Netherlands with an average of between 100 and 150 concerts annually. The combination of his classical and jazz studies gave him an incredibly open and wide view on music which. always open for all kinds of music collaborations and styles Vincent Houdijk is without doubt a very open and even so spiritually minded music artist and teacher. In 2007 vincent created his band VinnieVibes; an intense, dynamic and irresistible band which is highly appreciated by their fans and many music programmers. This year Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes performed at the world famous North Sea Jazz Festival and they recorded their third album there during this live performance. Houdijk has worked with, among others: Sean Jones, roberto quintero, luisito quintero, Eric Vloeimans, arthur jussen, lucas jussen, Remy van Kesteren, Wouter Hamel, Kyteman (HipHop Orchestra), mathilde santing, the Residentie Orkest, the world famous Metropole Orchestra In 2016, vibraphonist Vincent Houdijk was awarded the ‘Young VIP jazz award’ and was therefor declared ‘most promising jazz talent in 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 and the paradox in tilburg. Houdijk has worked with, among others, Sean Jones, Eric Vloeimans, Remy van Kesteren, Wouter Hamel, the Residentie Orkest and Metropole Orkest. His band Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes is intense, dynamic and irresistible. This year, they performed at the world renowned North Sea Jazz festival and recorded their third album there. 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: Floris van der Vlugt (saxophone), Gerson 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.

My Jazz Story

The best show I ever attended was: Michael Brecker live at North Sea Jazz Festival when he was Artist in Residence in The Hague! The first jazz recording that influenced my life was Chick Corea playing La Fiesta live My favorite band is: Brian Blade and the Fellowship

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