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35 Years of Tigertail Oliver's Cinema


Saturday, October 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Doors open at 8:00 pm. Come early and enjoy Dutch food goodies and drinks!


$20 students/senior (65 +) w/ I.D.
$25 general admission
$50 VIP ticket, table seating

Note that this event already took place

Miami Dade County Auditorium
On Stage Black Box
2901 West Flagler Street


Miami Dade County Auditorium has
a large, free, secure parking lot.
Click here for a Google map

OLIVER'S CINEMA with Eric Vloeimans

Trumpeter Eric Vloeimans, one of the stars of the vibrant and highly creative Dutch jazz scene, has been described as having ".... a melodic style evocative of late-period Miles Davis." (Nate Chinen, The New York Times). He returns to the U.S. with his new project Oliver's Cinema, a trio featuring Belgian accordionist Tuur Florizoone and German cellist Jörg Brinkmann. The trio formed when Vloeimans "decided to tackle his aversion to the accordion" and found his way to Florizoone. After a series of duo concerts in 2012, Vloeimans added cellist Brinkmann. They did their first trio gig after only two hours of rehearsal and it was such a success that the new group was formed. 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.

Each time Tigertail has brought Vloeimans to Miami, he has come in a different guise. In 2008, he came with his group Fugimundi, a traditional jazz trio with drummer and guitar. In 2012, he appeared with pianist Florian Weber. Both times, audiences asked for more. Now, coming to Miami straight from New York City's Blue Note, Oliver's Cinema brings us this unusual instrumental combination. Oliver's Cinema performs at jazz festivals, chamber music series, clubs, churches and concert stages. The trio is versatile, mobile, colorful and charming – veering among jazz, classical, pop and film music.

Arrive early – anytime from 8pm on – and enjoy food from Dutch Goodies. Dutch beer will be available for sale. Relax, socialize and get ready for a great concert!

In his 25-year career, Eric Vloeimans has partnered with a variety of Europe's musical elite, in combinations that suit the sound he is interested in exploring. His eighteen albums reflect this diversity. Not bound by one particular style, he has managed to create an evocative, harmonic language of his own. His writing is fresh and creative, with feeling and respect for tradition, having mastered the complete range of the trumpet, from the energy laden high notes to the soft, velvety, almost wooden sounds. Is that a siren? A clarinet? A flute? A shakuhache? No, it's Eric Vloeimans. Eric graduated with distinction from Rotterdam Academy of Music in 1988 and continued his jazz studies in New York, working with Donald Byrd on the trumpet and gaining experience playing in the big bands of Frank Foster and Mercer Ellington. He then played around the world with many top jazz musicians, including Mercer Ellington, Charlie Mariano, Joey Baron, and Han Bennink. Eric 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. Eric Vloeimans plays from the heart – his warmth and easygoing nature has endeared him to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. His music needs no translation, it comes from beyond and goes straight to the heart.

Accordionist Tuur Florizoone explores the instrument's full expressive range. He is equally at home in the pop, jazz, folk and world music. He has traveled in Brazil, been out on the road with a circus and has played in a great variety of different styles. Yet he considers himself a jazz musician. In 2008, he received the World Soundtrack Award for his score for the Flemish film Moscow, Belgium. He brings charisma and a gift for getting to the heart of the music to the trio.

Classically trained cellist Jörg Brinkmann adds a third timbre to the trio. Brinkmann is equally capable of making essential contributions to pop bands, theater orchestras or chamber music ensembles. In his playing and his compositions, a perfect fusion takes place of structure and personal variations, of cleanly bowed lyricism and lively rhythms.

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