Eric Ineke

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Eric Ineke 75th Birthday CD

Swinging, Boppin’ and Burnin’
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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 2023

November 17
Murphy’s Swing Band. Murphy’s Law The Hague. 20.00hrs

November 18
Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat.Tineke Postma playing The Music of Charlie Parker. Theater De 3klank Driehuis 20.00hrs

November 21
Eric Ineke Trio feat. John Ruocco, Ronan Guilfoyle. September Grote Markt The Hague. 21.30hrs

December 2023

December 1
Jurjen Donkers with Robert Koemans, Cas Jiskoot, Eric Ineke. De Tor Enschede 21.00hrs

December 7
Linus Eppinger Quartet feat. Eric Ineke Mr.Jazz Zutphen 20.30hrs

December 15
Jerry van Rooyen Award Jazz en Route Festival Museum Beeld & Geluid. The Hague 20.45 - 21.30 hrs

January 2024

January 18
Murphy’s Swing Band. Murphy’s Law The Hague. 20.00hrs

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”