Alto saxophonist Jesse Davis is considered one of the top contemporary Jazz stars. Born in 1965 in New Orleans, he followed in the tradition of the Marsalis family and other Jazz musicians from the Crescent City. Not surprisingly, he studied with Ellis Marsalis at the New Orleans Centre for Creative Arts. Jesse started his career playing with Jack McDuff, Major Holley, Cecil Payne, Illinois Jacquet, Jay McShann, Chico Hamilton, Junior Mance, Kenny Barron, Tete Montoliu, Cedar Walton, Benny Golson, Tana-Reid, The Newport All Stars, Roy Hargrove, The Marlboro Super-band, Milt Jackson, Hank Jones, Wynton Marsalis and a long list of top Jazz Artists. In 1991 Jesse became an exclusive Concord Artist, recording for them a series of wonderful albums: Horn of passion (1991), As we speak (1992), Young at Art (1993), High standards (1994,) From within (1996), First Insight (1998) and Second Nature (2000). Jesse has also recorded for Teelark Some of my best friends are saxophone players (with Ray Brown), and Burning at the Woodhouse (1997) (with Milt Jackson) for Qwest. His last recordings so far are The Setup (2004) for Alltribe Records and Live at Smalls (2011) for Smalls-live. Equally influenced by Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Sonny Stitt, Jesse contributes a flawless technique and a natural feeling for the blues to everyone of his performances. His music has been described as neo-bop.
On September 26, 2021, Jesse performed at Club Cinetone, accompanied by Joris Teepe on double bass, Jasper Soffers on grand piano and Eric Inneke on drums.
Bassist Joris Teepe (1962) is the first jazz musician from The Netherlands to be able to make it in New York. He has become musical partners with some of the best musicians in New York. This is due to his status as a bassist who possesses a warm, even tone, and a sympathic, swinging beat, but also to his abilities as a writer, arranger and band leader.
Jasper Soffers graduated in 1999 from the Conservatory of Rotterdam with an additional endorsement cum laude for supervising. He played at various jazz festivals in Malta, Boston, New York (The Village Vanguard), Baltimore, the North Sea Jazz Festival, Moscow and St. Petersburg. He can also be heard in France, Bangkok, Pettaya (Thailand), Jakarta, Baku (Azerbaijan), Ukraine and Mali (West Africa). Jasper has collaborated with established musicians such as Bob Brookmeyer, Kenny Wheeler, Dave Valentine, Jerry and Ack van Rooijen and John Marshall. in addition, he accompanied Bud Shank, Toots Thielemans, Bobby Shew, The New York Voices, John Clayton and David Liebman.
Eric Ineke (1947) is a Dutch jazz drummer who started his career in the 1960s. After a few years of lessons of John Engels, he gained his first experience as jazzdrummer with singer Henny Vonk and tenorsaxophonist Ferdinand Povel. Thanks to Pim Jacobs, Ruud Jacobs, Wim Overgaauw, Rita Reys and Piet Noordijk, Eric became well known in the jazz scene. In 1969 he made his first record with tenor saxophonist Ferdinand Povel and through the years he has played with the Rob Agerbeek Quintet and trio, 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 Hank Mobley, Phil Woods, Lucky Thompson, 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).