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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Upcoming events

September 2022

September 11
Alex Brott, Marco Kegel, Cas Jiskoot, Eric Ineke Cafe Kafka, The Hague 16.00hrs

September 13
Simon Rigter, Juraj Stanik, Cas Jiskoot, Eric Ineke. September Grote markt The Hague 21.30hrs

September 14
Linus Eppinger, Eric Ineke, bass T.B.A. De Kring Amsterdam 21.00hrs

September 16
Murphy’s Swing Band Murphy’s Law. The Hague. 20.00hrs

September 23
Ricardo Pinheiro, Massimo Cavalli, Eric Ineke. Mlawa Jazz Festival, Poland

October 2022

October 9
Jurjen Donkers, Francesca Tandoi, Cas Jiskoot, Eric Ineke, Cafe Kafka The Hague 16.00hrs

October 20
Royal Hardbop Society, September Grote Markt The Hague 21.30hrs

November 2022

November 8-10
Masterclasses Dublin City University Ireland

November 9
Ronan Guilfoyle, Mike Buckley, Leo Osio, Eric Ineke playing ‘Love Supreme’, Arthur’s, Dublin Ireland

November 17
Royal Hardbop Society, September Grote Markt The Hague 20.00hrs

November 18
Eric Ineke & The Frans Elsen Factor, De Tor, Enschede, 2100hrs

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”