"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley

Jesse van Ruller started playing guitar when 7 years old. Studied with Dutch jazzguitar-master Wim Overgaauw at the Hilversum Conservatorium where he graduated in 1995. In that same year he won the Thelonius Monk Competition in Washington. The jury consisted of John Scofield, Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Pat Martino and Mark Whitfield. In 1996 his first album 'European Quintet' came out and received a lot of attention. The concerts that followed brought him all over the world with his quartets, trio's and duo. 
Over the years Jesse van Ruller made 10 CD's as a leader and appeared on numerous others as a sideman. He performed with various musicians and orchestra's, a.o. Jim Hall, Pat Metheny, Bill Stewart, Roy Hargrove, Peter Erskine, the Berliner Philharmoniker, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw and many more.
In the past years he toured with Dutch flamenco virtuoso Eric Vaarzon Morel with whom he developed a repertoire of flamenco-jazz. A new tour is planned for 2009-10.

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Francien van Tuinen
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Maarten van der Grinten & Jesse van Ruller
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Loet van der Lee Quartet
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