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

November 2021

November 2
UPV Jazzfestival, Valencia (S)
Joan Benavent Sextet

November 3
Valencia (S)
Masterclass Conservaory Valencia

November 4
UPV Jazzfestival ALCOY, Valencia (S)
Joan Benavent Sextet

November 5
Jimmy Glass Club, Valencia (S)
Joan Benavent Sextet

November 6
AlJAZZIRA, Valencia (S)
Joan Benavent Sextet

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

November 16
September, The Hague, 21.30
Enrico Le Noci Organ Trio

November 19
Murphy's, The Hague, 20.00
Murphy's Swing Band

November 21
Cinetone Club. Amsterdam 15.50
Don Braden, Leo Genovese, Jos Machtel

December 2021

December 5
The Grey space in the middle, The Hague
The Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma

December 14
Bebop, Delft 20.30
Jose Miguel, Federica Lorusso, Alessio Galore , Eric Ineke

January 2022

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”