Bram Stadhouders

Bram Stadhouders

 Tilburg, North Brabant, NLD
BandJazzAvant-garde

Bram Stadhouders is one of Europe's most emerging improvising musicians. His style is atmospheric, filmic and dreamy, and he uses guitar to create ambiental worlds of emotional focus. He toured extensively all over Europe and the USA, and plays with some of the most established improvisers today.

Biography

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"Dream project beats all expectations" - Volkskrant
"Iron-strong and memorable improvisation piece that makes you forget to breath" - 3voor12
"Where no one has gone before" - JazzFlits

Bram Stadhouders (1987) is considered one of the most promising musicians from The Netherlands. His style is filmic and dreamy, and he uses guitar and technology to create magical worlds of aural inspiration. Born in a family of music teachers, as 6-year-old boy he received his first lessons from his Dad on the classical guitar, with which he already won several classical competitions. Later he continued in the world of rock, jazz, and electronic music, with the same big success. His music is praised by press and fans, and he was chosen as "most promising improviser 2008" in The Netherlands, connected to the most important tour for upcoming improvising musicians in many sold-out stages, and a show on national television. He graduated from the Utrecht School of Music and Technology. Now he's based in his hometown Tilburg, while touring a lot around the Netherlands, Europe, and the USA.

Bram has played with artists like Eric Vloeimans, Jim Black, Sidsel Endresen, Terje Isungset, Sinikka Langeland, Ruth Wilhelime Meyer, Harmen Fraanje, Jeroen van Vliet, Eric van der Westen, Haytham Safia, Wouter Jaspers, Laïs, Noel Redding (bassist from Jim Hendrix), Nelson Veras, Hein van de Geyn, Matthieu Chazarenc, Staplerfahrer, Grzech Piotrowski, Spinvis, and much more. Besides working regularly as a guest-musician, he performs his own music as a solo-guitarist, as duo with Onno Govaert, and with an international 6-piece band Bram Stadhouders Korps. His music is meandering in between free jazz, ambient and classical composed music.

List of prizes Bram has won:

1997 - Brabants Gitaarconcours
1998 - Brabants Gitaar Ensemble Concours
1999 - National Guitar Awards
2002 - Prinses Christina Concours
2007 - Young VIP tour

Discography

"Halt" - solo guitar
"The Ship Comes" - international 6-piece soundscaperockjazz band.
"Enderra" - ambient jazz impro duo with drums
"Tonelist" - ambient jazz impro trio with guitar, keyboard, drums