Eric Ineke started his career in the sixties. Musicians like Philly Joe Jones, Shelly Manne, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams were his inspiration. In 1969 he made his first record with Ferdinand Povel. From the seventies on Eric played with the Rob Agerbeek Quintet, the legendary Rein de Graaf/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 American soloists like Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Jimmy Raney, Barry Harris, Eric Alexander and David Liebman. For more than 35 years he is the drummer of the Rein de Graaf Trio and appears on numerous national and international Jazzfestivals like Northsea Jazz, Nice, Pescara, San Remo, Athens, Toronto, Montreal and New York. He teaches at the Royal Conservatory and The Koorenhuis in The Hague. Since 2006 he is leading the Eric Ineke JazzXpress, a swinging band in the hard-bop tradition. In June 2011 the Eric Ineke JazzXpress got invited by the American Jazzmuseum in Kansas City with Deborah Brown. They did a few performances, including a performance on the Kansas Public Radio.
Eric Ineke JazzXpress
The Eric Ineke JazzXpress consists of the very talented Rodolfo Fereira Neves on trumpet and flugelhorn, Sjoerd Dijkhuizen on tenorsaxophone, Rob van Bavel on piano, Marius Beets on doublebass and ofcourse Holland’s most prominent Jazzdrummer Eric Ineke. The repertoire is rooted in the Hard-bop tradition and the most compositions are written by the bandmembers themselves. With three generations of jazzmuscians in this explosive band, Hard-bop will get a contemporary meaning and you can trust The Eric Ineke JazzXpress for that. Right from the start in 2006 the band got great critical acclaim and appeared in Germany, Belgium and many festivals in Holland including the Northsea Jazz festival. In 2008 the band was a big success on the European Jazzfestival in Athens ( Greece). During a succesful theater tour for JazzImpuls in 2009, the band recorded a live CD which will be released in 2011.