Eric Beijnvoort already played the drums in the sixties, being part of various rock & roll and beatbands. In 1975 he became a member of the CTJB which meant a “re-education” into jazzdrummer. “Less is more” was the philosophy during that period. The steady rhytm remained however and this is still the basis of the well-known Charlestown shuffle. Nowedays, Eric also manages the commercial activities of the CTJB.