Rogier Telderman and Vincent Houdijk win Dutch ‘Young VIP’ award

23 MARCH 2016
The VIP is a joint venture consisting of 25 of the premier jazz clubs in the Netherlands. Each year the programmers for these venues award two musicians or groups with the ‘Young VIP’ award for most promising jazz artist. The 2016 prize was awarded to pianist Rogier Telderman and vibraphonist Vincent Houdijk. As part of the prize both musicians will perform a double bill concert tour throughout the Netherlands with their bands the Rogier Telderman Trio and VinnieVibes. The so-called Young VIPs tour will take place between April and May 2016. For the exact tour dates and further info, visit

Vincent Houdijk
Vincent Houdijk is a passionate musician with an energetic and entrepreneurial spirit who wants to enrich the world thru his music. His compositions are mostly autobiographical, and he lets himself be inspired by his loved ones and the beauty of nature. He worked with artist such as Wouter Hamel, Kyteman, Eric Vloeimans, Sean Jones, Mathilde Santing and the Metropole Orchestra and will now be touring as Young VIP with his band VinnieVibes. Vincent is a very broadminded artist connecting different styles. Educated as a classical percussionist and jazz vibist Vincent is one of the most active players in the Netherlands. As a founder and artistic director of the Percussion Friends Foundation, Vincent Houdijk is involved in the international percussion scene.

VinnieVibes is known for their energetic, dynamic and compelling style. Besides Houdijk on vibraphone, the band consists of saxophonist Floris van der Vlugt, guitarist Aron Raams, bassist Sven Happel and Haye Jellema on drums. This tour gave Houdijk inspiration to record a live concert, called “Vortex”, which will be released on cd and dvd at the BIMhuis on April 2nd.

“The compositions of Houdijk emenate power and are brought to life vigorously. Each piece stimulating the imagination”
Hessel Fluitman, Jazzflits

"VinnieVibes is a clear example of how young musicians experience and especially perform jazz in this era. The concert of Vincent Houdijks' VinnieVibes was an energetic event, expertly put down, with fresh ideas, great craftsmanship, attention to detail and as far as the bandleader itself is concerned, a tremendous sense of harmony, melody and swing."
Rinus van der Heijden, Jazzenzo Magazine (teaser & openingstrack 'Vortex')

Rogier Telderman
Pianist and composer Rogier Telderman is emerging as an authentic voice in the European music scene, transcending the traditional musical genres such as jazz, minimal, rock and classical music. He is being hailed by the press to move audiences with lyrical, deliberate and energetic playing.

In 2015, Telderman released his trio debut “Contours” together with Guus Bakker on double bass and Tuur Moens on drums. Their album received stellar reviews from all over the globe; UK magazine KindOfJazz even tipped their debut as one of the best of albums of the year. While preparing new album recordings, the trio continues to reinvent their original stories on stage; grasping its listeners from the very first notes. This year, they will be also touring in Poland and the UK.

Telderman has crafted an album notable for its varied musical and emotional range as well as for its excellent musicianship.
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz

Sat. 2 April Amsterdam, Bimhuis
Sat. 9 April Leiden, Hothouse
Thur. 14 April Nijmegen, Brebl
Fri. 15 April Tilburg, Paradox
Tues. 19 April Arnhem, Musis Sacrum
Fri. 22 April Enschede, De Tor
Sat. 23 April Terneuzen, Porgy&Bess
Thur. 28 April Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg
Sat. 30 April Rotterdam, LantarenVenster
Thur. 12 May Almere,
Mon. 16 May Den Bosch, Jazz in Duketown
Sat. 21 May Soest, Artishock
Sat. 28 May Den Haag, Theater Dakota
t.b.a. Dordrecht, DJS

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About Young VIPs

Elk jaar kiezen programmeurs van de beste jazz clubs van ons land de meest veelbelovende talenten uit, die ook hun eigen muziek componeren. Dit worden de Young VIPs en deze talenten gaan op tournee door het hele land. De Vereniging van Jazz- en Improvisatiemuziek Podia (VIP) is een samenwerkingsverband van 25 Nederlandse jazzpodia en verantwoordelijk voor de programmering van deze Young VIPs tournee.