Eric Vloeimans is an award-winning jazz trumpeter, songwriter, and record producer. With his crisp attack and rich tone, he is arguably the most famous jazz trumpeter in the Netherlands. Throughout his long career, Vloeimans has consistently colored outside defined genre lines. He continually melds jazz with influences ranging from classical, pop music, folk, and even electronica by using a wide array of effects on his horn. He has collaborated with a number of DJs and producers including Armin van Buuren.
Vloeimans initially studied classical music in elementary and secondary school. He was a music major at the Rotterdam Academy of Music. He got interested in jazz after meeting musicians from that department and switched. He graduated in 1988 with honors and continued his studies in New York City with Donald Byrd and playing in the big bands of Frank Foster and Mercer Ellington.