Eric Ineke

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Eric Ineke started his career in the sixties

Drummers like Philly Joe Jones and Elvin Jones were his inspiration. In 1969 he made his first record with Ferdinand Povel. From the seventies on Eric played in the legendary Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Quartet, The Ben van den Dungen/Jarmo Hoogendijk Quintet and The Piet Noordijk Quartet. During his career he recorded numerous CD’s and toured with many great American jazz musicians like Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Al Cohn, Jimmy Raney, Barry Harris, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart and David Liebman.

He teaches at the jazz department of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and is giving Masterclasses over the whole world.

On April 1, 2017, Ineke turned 70 and celebrated this with a ‘Eric Ineke 70 Super Jam’ in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. During the first half of the concert, Female Deputy Mayor of the Amsterdam city council Simone Kukenheim honored Ineke with a Knightage in the ‘Orde van Oranje Nassau’ for his unbridled dedication to the Dutch Jazz scene.

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What kinda bird is this? The music of Charlie Parker
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Upcoming events

September 2021

September 3
Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
Enrico Le Noci Trio

September 5
Yellow Time festival, Geel (B)
Yvonne Walter & The Marriage in Modern Jazz Revival Band

September 11
Seixal Jazz Festival (P)
Pinheiro/Ineke/Cavalli Trio

September 23
Koorenhuis The Hague, 21.00
Enrico Le Noci Organ Trio feat. Ben van den Dungen

September 30
Koorenhuis The Hague, 21.00
Enrico Le Noci Organ Trio feat. Pietro Mirabassi

October 2021

October 1
Mystiek Theater, Enschede
Eric Ineke JazzXpress + Tineke Postma

October 7
Koorenhuis The Hague, 21.00
Enrico Le Noci Organ Trio feat. Gideon Tazelaar

October 16
Dizzy, Rotterdam
Camille Prenant Quintet

October 22
La Vina, The Hague
Camille Prenant Quintet

October 23
Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
Camille Prenant Quintet

October 28
The Duke, Nistelrode
Rik van de Bergh/Bart van Lier Quintet

November 2021

November 2
Valencia (S)
Joan Benavent Sextet

November 4
Valencia (S)
Joan Benavent Sextet

November 10
Liceu Camões Concerthall, Lisbon (P)
Pinheiro/Ineke/Cavalli Trio

November 15
Jazz & Wine Club, Antwerp (B)
Yvonne Walter & The Marriage of Modern Jazz Revival Band

Photos by Jurjen Donkers, Mark Heeman.

list of musicians Eric played with
View documentary at (dutch) Read interview at Jazz in Europe (english) Eric Ineke on wikipedia

“I want the swing
to be alive”