Dutch jazz scene in Moody’s Bistro

Eric Vloeimans
Eric Vloeimans’ Oliver’s Cinema is touring the United States.

Even before Paul McCartney sat in with a band for an impromptu performance, Truckee and Lake Tahoe residents have known Moody’s Bistro is apt to present world-class music.

Such an occasion occurs at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 when the Dutch jazz scene will resonate the venerable restaurant on the Bridge Street corner.

The trio Oliver’s Cinema is led by trumpeter Eric Vloeimans, who New York Times jazz critic Nate Chinen wrote as playing “…. a melodic style evocative of late-period Miles Davis.”

The combination of Belgian accordionist Tuur Florizoone and German cellist Jörg Brinkmann and Vloeimans is a relatively new project. It began in 2012 as a trumpet-accordion duo. It added cello for a show after just one rehearsal. After the gig, the trio knew it had found a unique musical formula.

According to press materials, “Oliver’s Cinema (an anagram of Vloeimans’ name) released a self-titled debut CD in 2013, music written for film as well as music with a cinematic quality, ranging from Ennio Morricone soundtracks to new compositions for imaginary films.”

The 51-year-old Vloeimans is the recipient of four Edisons, the Elly Ameling Prize of the City of Rotterdam, the Boy Edgar Prize and the prestigious Bird Award of the North Sea Jazz Festival.
Vloeimans also performs and has recorded with the Holland Baroque Society, the reed quintet Calefax, and in duo with classical pianist Florian Weber, with clarinetist Kinan Azmeh, with flamenco guitarist Eric Vaarzon Morel, with the Dutch Royal Marine Band, with the Matangi String Quartet, and many others – he is a complete musical animal. Lately he’s been a popular soloist with symphony orchestras such as the Limburg Symphony Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic.  He performed and recorded his own trumpet concerto “Evensong” with the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra in 2012. In 2013 he was named musical director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. He has also ventured into film music, writing (with Fons Merkies) and performing the music for the feature film “Majesteit” (premiered in September 2010), as well as for the award-winning animation “Audition” (with Martin Fondse), and for the documentary “Enkeltje Hemel”  (2014).

He has released some 23 albums on the Challenge label, and has performed all over Europe, Indonesia, China, the Middle East, North America, South Africa and Japan. He’s always been influenced by his travels and encounters, and one can hear this in many of his compositions.

 

Moody’s Bistro, Bar and Beats
10007 Bridge Street, Truckee
Live music 8-11 p.m. Thursday, 8:30-11:30 Friday and Saturday

Oct. 9 — The Jay Stolar Group (Rythym and Soul from New York City)
Oct. 10 — Oliver’s Cinema (Jazz from The Netherlands)
Oct. 11 — The Graham Marshall Group
Oct. 16 — The Paul Covarelli Group
Oct. 17-18 — Junk Parlor (Gypsy Junk Rock from San Francisco)
Oct. 23 — The Paul Covarelli Group
Oct. 24 — The Mat Marucci Trio (Great Jazz Drummer from Sacramento)
Oct. 25 — Steve LaBella’s New Orleans Tribute
Oct. 30 — Chuck Hughes Trio
Oct. 31– Moody’s / Hi Fives Halloween bash with the silver boom box thief

 

 

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Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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