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Eric Boeren was born in the South of the Netherlands, close to the Belgium border.

He started playing in the local brass band. He had to play the trumpet there

He moved to Amsterdam and started to attend workshops of Arnold Dooyeweerd at the BIMhouse. He switched back to his first love, the cornet.


He was member of bands from Sean Bergin, Michael Moore and is still member of Michiel Braamsí Bik Bent.


In 1995 he organized a series "Confronting...The Music Of Ornette Coleman". His trio (with Michael Vatcher, drums and Wilbert de Joode, double bass) invited saxophone players to come over and play the early quartet music of Ornette Coleman.

Since then the Eric Boeren 4tet (Eric Boeren, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Moore, clarinet and saxophone and Han Bennink, drums) have featured Ornette Colemanís compositions alongside Ericís own pieces.

As a composer, Boeren has contributed to the repertoires of Available Jelly, Bik Bent Braam, Big Band Nieuwe Muziek, JC Tans and his Rockets, Sean Bergin's MOB and Mobette and of course his own quartet. He is currently composing for his new project, a double quartet.

As Eric has a special interest in the music of Ornette Coleman you can hear a lot of influences in his composing and playing.


Eric belongs to the centre of the improvised jazz scene of Amsterdam now.








†14 May 2009 Eric played at de Lindenberg (Nijmegen) with his band.


Line up:

Eric Boeren, trumpet, cornet

Michael Moore, sax

Arjan Gorter, double bass, bass guitar (replacing Wilbert de Joode).

Han Bennink ,drums




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