The ECLECTIC COLLECTIVE led by Yves Vermeire, wants to introduce modern jazz to the large public. ECLECTIV is the perfect cocktail of accessible modern jazz, with a taste for innovating sounds, funky grooves and lots of energetic interaction.
This project was born in Ghent, Belgium, and consists of a unique collaboration between a dynamic rhythm section and 3 powerful horns. Expect a high level of innovation and challenging music!
Yves Vermeire (compositions, arrangements, piano), Thibaut Talpe (Bass), Tom Peeters (Drums), Cedric De Lat (Trumpet), Elias Storme (Tenor sax), Jasper De Greve (Bariton sax)
Our first album is out now! You can buy it in our webshop, on iTunes or Amazon. Or you can stream it on Spotify or Deezer.
(But really, just buy it. You'll love it!)
"Beautiful compositions, excellent interpretations and a brilliant sound. With each listening turn, the outstanding One Heart draws attention to what is happening musically"
- Jazz Magazine
We would like to give a big shout out to all our sponsors who made it possible for us to produce this album!
Who are they? Below you can find our main sponsors (go and check out their websites!) and here you can find everyone who contributed as well via the Ulule crowdfunding campaign.
TAKE A LOOK AT THE PHOTOS OF OUR STUDIO RECORDINGS
MEET THE MUSICIANS
Yves Vermeire (°1985) is a pianist / composer from Ghent, Belgium. He started playing music at the age of seven. After recovering from tendinitis in 2009 as a former bass player, he returned to the piano. Once Yves graduated with great honors as a pianist at the JazzStudio in Antwerp, he decided to study Jazzpiano @ The Royal Conservatory of Brussels and Ghent under the 'wings' of Christian Mendoza and Diederik Wissels.
Thibaut Talpe (°1994) is a bass player originating from Brugge, Belgium. At the age of thirteen, Talpe first strarted to play the trombone. After his first experiences in local projects, he advanced his musical skills and started as a bass player @ the Royal Conservatory of Ghent. Talpe took his inspiration from great masters as Nicolas Thys, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Felix Pastorius. Nowadays, Talpe is finishing his studies under Janos Bruneel and is active on the international jazz scene.
Tom Peeters (°1995) is a young drumsensation from Vilvoorde, Belgium. He started playing drums at the age of seven. By growing up with masters as Wim Leo, Jean-Philippe Komac and Arnoud Gerritse, his style became more and more appreciated in the modern belgian jazz scene. Tom is currently graduating at the Conservatory of Ghent under the orientation of Toon Van Dionant.
Cedric De Lat (°1997) developed a deep affection for jazz music at the age of ten. He studied under the guidance of Lode Mertens and from that moment his musical life took a flight as he joined several local projects. Inspired by renowed artists as Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard and Bert Joris, he enrolled in the Royal Conservatory of Ghent.
Elias Storme (°1994) is a saxophone player from Ypres, Belgium.
After a five-year classical training, starting from the age of seven, his fascination for jazz started to grow. He studied @ the Conservatory of Leuven with Frank Vaganée and is now graduating @ the conservatory of Ghent, under Bart Defoort.
Storme followed masterclasses with jazz legends as Mark Turner, Chris Potter, John Ruocco, ... .
Jasper De Greve (°1994) is a saxophone player from Assenede, Belgium. After being exposed to jazz at the age of 8, he started his first lessons on the alto sax. When turning sixteen, De Greve continued his musical journey at the MUDA - Academy for jazz and classical music. In 2013 he entered the Conservatory of Ghent as a bariton player, guided by Bart Defoort. He attended masterclasses with Joshua Redman, Bob Mover, Chris Potter, John Ruocco, Gary Smulyan, Dick Oats.
Many Thanks To
God for the gift of music!
Lora Naudts for photography
Bart for logo design.
Take a look at www.huisvdstijl.com to see more of his work
Eefje for the website.
Take a look at www.alphaderm.be to see more of her work
You made it possible for us to produce the album of One Heart. If it weren't for you, we wouldn't have been here.
Thank you all SO much for believing in us and supporting our vision.
ESSOR CONSULT - ALPHADERM - CITYPOLIS - HUBO - MUZIEKCLUB N9 - NUELIGHT PRODUCTIONS (SA) - Johannes De Munter - Alec Lagrange - Jan Debock - Karen Vandersickel - Hendrik Debock - Tom Geens - Liesbeth Vandormael - Jolien Pardon - Luc De Lat - Eva De Breucker - Dominique & Rob Van Den Broek- Esmeralda Vermeesch - Christian Vermeire - Freek Claeys - Tom Cornelis - Marc Van Hijfte - Hilde Mattens - Tom Talpe - Veerle Mattens - Beatrijs De Clercq - Warre Van De Putte - Edward Lootens - Yolanda Pedro - Mireille Laridon - Helene Bjorn - Jean-Pierre Noyelle - Eva Storme - Jonas De Greve - Maarten De Baets - Claus Joke - Jos Mattens - Lies Delputte - Florian Keirse - Christian Decorte - Alexander Forrier - Wim Storme - Rudi Beeckaert - Jasper De Greve - Ruben Sebrechts - Guy Pollier - Conny Wolfert - Pablo Smet - Marc & Kristien De Breucker - Geneviève & Jean-Marie Van Bruaene - Heikki & STRAIGHT BUILDING - Maarten & Tabitha De Wachter - Ruldof Mareen - Greg Decorte - Elsy Cassiers - Mattias Wielfaert - Valerie Peeters - Patrick Peeters - Jamina Hakelbracht Damman - Jan Tack - Mieke Borremans - Simon De Clercq - Sophie Opsomer - saxywoman - Tonia De Witte - Nathalie Van Bruaene - Bert De Rycke - Caroline Borremans - Hermandelat - Kaat Muylaert & V-Medical - Peter Vanslembrouck - Patrick Bastien & Muziekclub N9 - Heide Tytgat - Marjolein Borglevens - Ria Pattijn - Sarah De Pauw - Joris Lammar - Geert Van Assche - Katia Schelkens - Joost De Wilde