Eric Ineke

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New (from 50 years ago) Septet Frans Elsen: Norway

The previously unreleased recordings of the unique septet with which pianist Frans Elsen and alto saxophonist Piet Noordijk played funk jazz in the early 1970s.
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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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Upcoming events

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 12
September, The Hague, 21.30
Ben van den Dungen, Miguel Rodriquez, Steven Willem Zwanink, Eric Ineke

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

December 2021

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”