Erwin Hoorweg (1963) is a Dutch pianist, composer and arranger who works from his music studio in Rotterdam.
Studied at the conservatory in Hilversum with Jan Huydts and Rob Madna. Starts his career as a pianist with the VARA, the musical CATS in Carré and comedian Henk Elsink.
After his time at the conservatory he joins the jazz sextet de Houdini's, a group that was initially described as a hard bop sextet, in the tradition of Art Blakey, but in which he plays an increasingly important role as a composer/arranger over the years. He records countless CDs with the Houdinis, including two in the legendary studio of Rudy van Gelder in New Jersey. They receive a golden nutcracker, play regularly at the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Amsterdam concert hall and tours in Australia, Canada and the USA. Working and recording with Frank Boeyen, John Adams, Jacob Ter Velthuis, the Schönberg Ensemble and Sinfonietta Amsterdam, among others. The CD Strange Fruit with Trijntje Oosterhuis is released on the Blue Note label, and as a jazz CD in the charts with double platinum status.
As an arranger he has worked with several important orchestras in the Netherlands, including the Noordpool Orkest, the Metropool Orkest, the Mariniers Kapel and artists including Gino Vannelli, Kaz Lux and Thijs van Leer.
As a keyboardist/pianist with his own bands including the Auratones, Ugly White Belly and The Jazzinvaders.