Erik Vermeulen is a Belgian jazz pianist, born in Ypres in 1959. He entered the Belgian jazz scene when he was 22 with his trio. At the time, it featured Heyn Van de Geyn on bass and Dré Pallemaerts on drums. Soon after that, he started performing with different jazz bands and musicians including the Frank Vaganée Quartet, Erwin Vann Quartet and Peter Hertmans.
He performed with international stars like Slide Hampton, Clark Terry, Joe Lovano, Steve Grossman, David Schnitter, Art Farmer, Bob Mover, Teddy Edwards, Toots Thielemans, Philip Catherine, Michael Moore and Barre Phillips.
Since 1995, he has been a member of the Ben Sluijs Quartet, with whom he recorded four CDs. The last one, Flying Circles, is part of the CD box "The Finest in Belgian Jazz" (released on De Werf).
In 2001, he recorded his CD "Songs of Minutes" with Salvatore La Rocca and Jan De Haas. In the same year, he recorded the album Stones with Ben Sluijs and made recordings with the project "Rrauw" of Eric Thielemans, with Barre Philips and Jean-Yves Evrard.
In November 2003, he received the Belgian Golden Django for musician of the year.
Erik Vermeulen Trio
- Live Chroma (W.E.R.F., 2009)
- Inner City (W.E.R.F., 2002)
- Songs of Minutes (W.E.R.F., 2000)
Ben Sluijs and Erik Vermeulen Duo
- Decades (W.E.R.F., 2014)
- Parity (W.E.R.F., 2010)
- Stones (W.E.R.F., 2010)