"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between." - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Eric Ineke

Eric Ineke (born Haarlem, April 1,1947) is a Dutch jazz drummer who started his career in the 1960s. In 1969 he made his first record with tenor saxophonist Ferdinand Povel and through the years he has played with the Rob Agerbeek Quintet, the Rein de Graaff/Dick Vennik Quartet, the Ben van den Dungen/Jarmo Hoogendijk Quintet and the Piet Noordijk Quartet. During his career he has also played with numerous international, mainly American soloists like Dexter Gordon, Johnny Griffin, George Coleman, Shirley Horn, Dizzy Gillespie, Al Cohn, Grant Stewart, Jimmy Raney, Barry Harris, Eric Alexander and Dave Liebman, recorded numerous CD’s and appeared at many national and international jazz festivals (North Sea Jazz Festival, Nice Jazz Festival, Pescara Jazz, San Remo, Athens, Toronto Jazz Festival, Montreal International Jazz Festival and New York). For more than 35 years he has been the drummer of the Rein de Graaff Trio and since 2006 has led the Eric Ineke JazzXpress, a quintet in the hard-bop tradition. With this quintet, Eric Ineke got invited in 2011 by the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City with jazz singer Deborah Brown where they did a few performances, including one on Kansas Public Radio and a CD recording produced by Bobby Watson. Eric Ineke also teaches at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. Eric Ineke is giving masterclasses all around the world. In April 2012 he released his first book The Ultimate Sideman, in conversation with Dave Liebman.

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Nordic Bop
Pekka Pylkkanen | Eric Ineke
Turn Out The Stars - The Music of Bill Evans
Pinheiro / Ineke / Cavalli
What Kinda Bird is This? The Music of Charlie Parker
The Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma
Doug Webb in Holland
The Doug Webb Trio
Triplicity
Pinheiro / Ineke / Cavalli
Let There Be Life, Love and Laughter
Eric Ineke
Dexternity
The Eric Ineke JazzXpress
Is Seeing Believing?
Liebman / Ineke / Laginha / Cavalli / Pinheiro
Lieb Plays The Beatles
The David Liebman Trio with special guest John Ruocco
For the Love of Ivie
Deborah Brown
En blanc et noir #9
Wolfert Brederode

Videos

What Kinda Bird is This? - Eric Ineke JazzXpress feat. Tineke Postma