Eric Ineke

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What kinda bird is this? The music of Charlie Parker
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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 2020

10 october
Cafe Czaar, Amsterdam
17.30 & 19.30u
Jasper Blom, Ian Cleaver, Timothy Banchet, Steve Zwanink, Eric Ineke

17 october
Artishock, Soest
Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma

November 2020

6 november
De Tor, Enschede
Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma

December 2020

16 december
Dizzy, Rotterdam
Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma

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”