Rogier Telderman and Vincent Houdijk win the Dutch “Young VIP” award.

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The VIP (Association of Jazz and Improvised Music Venues) 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 talents”. 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 Tour will take place between April and May 2016.

Rogier Telderman

Pianist and composer Rogier Telderman moves audiences with lyrical, clean and energetic playing. The Rogier Telderman Trio with Guus Bakker on double bass and Tuur Moens on drums perform original music composed by its bandleader, which can best be described as cinematic, lyrical and up-to-the-minute. The music is inspired by jazz icons however also by genres such as minimal, rock and classical music.

The trio recently released their debut album ‘Contours’ that achieved worldwide attention: “A gripping personal quality that grasps the listener from the first notes” according to Jazzenzo.

JazzZine, stated “Contours is a fantastic debut.” and Bruce Lindsay of All About Jazz: “Telderman has crafted an album notable for its varied musical and emotional range as well as for its excellent musicianship.” More Information 

Vincent Houdijk

Vincent Houdijk is a passionate musician with an energetic and entrepreneurial spirit who wants to enrich the world with his music. After a classical training, he decided to specialize on jazz vibraphone studeing with the renowned Frits Landesbergen and Mike Mainieri.

The main project of Vincent is his group VinnieVibes, which is known for their energetic, dynamic and compelling style. Besides Vincent on vibraphone, the band consists of saxophonist Floris van der Vlugt, guitarist Aron Raams, bassist Sven Happel and Haye Jellema on drums.

Next to this group, Vincent performs with the Vincent Houdijk Trio and the Mallet Collective Amsterdam among others. 

The exact tour dates will be announced later this year. For further info, visit

Last modified: July 15, 2018