Vincent Houdijk

Instrument: Vibraphone | Location: Rotterdam

The compositions of Vincent Houdijk emanate power and are vigorously brought to life. Each piece of music stimulates the imagination.

Updated: December 10, 2018

Born: May 18, 1981

Vincent Houdijk is one of the most versatile music artists in The Netherlands with an average of between 100 and 150 concerts annually. The combination of his classical and jazz studies gave him an incredibly open and wide view on music which. always open for all kinds of music collaborations and styles Vincent Houdijk is without doubt a very open and even so spiritually minded music artist and teacher.

In 2007 vincent created his band VinnieVibes; an intense, dynamic and irresistible band which is highly appreciated by their fans and many music programmers. This year Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes performed at the world famous North Sea Jazz Festival and they recorded their third album there during this live performance.

Houdijk has worked with, among others:

Sean Jones, Ravi Coltrane, Roberto Quintero, Luisito Quintero, Eric Vloeimans, Bart Wirtz, Arthur Jussen, Lucas Jussen, Remy van Kesteren, Wouter Hamel, Kyteman (Hip Hop Orchestra), Mathilde Santing, the Residentie Orkest, the world famous Metropole Orchestra.

In 2016, vibraphonist Vincent Houdijk was awarded the ‘Young VIP jazz award’ and was therefor declared ‘most promising jazz talent in the netherlands’. this award won him a nationwide tour performing at all the top dutch jazz venues such as the bimhuis in amsterdam, lantarenvenster in rotterdam and the paradox in tilburg. Houdijk has worked with, among others, Sean Jones, Eric Vloeimans, Remy van Kesteren, Wouter Hamel, the Residentie Orkest and Metropole Orkest. His band Vincent Houdijk & VinnieVibes is intense, dynamic and irresistible. This year, they performed at the world renowned North Sea Jazz festival and recorded their third album there. Bandleader Houdijk draws inspiration from everywhere – from pop to minimal music, and from jazz to world music. This allows him to create a personal, contemporary musical story, with a fine sense for harmony, melody and swing.

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”The concert of VinnieVibes was an energetic happening, expertly put down, with fresh ideas, great craftsmanship, attention to detail and for the leader himself: a huge sense of harmony, melody and swing. What should one need more to give an intriguing jazz concert? “

“The compositions of Vincent Houdijk emanate power and are vigorously brought to life. Each piece of music stimulates the imagination. “

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Intermediate to advanced


Vincent Houdijk has lots of experience in teaching allover the world. Since he started teaching vibraphone and improvisation at the Conservatories of Amsterdam (CVA) and Rotterdam (CODARTS) Vincent Houdijk has created his own and unique teaching methods. Moreover he created his MALLETCLASSES.COM online video course platform for percussionists from allover the world.

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