Jesse Faber

Jesse Faber (bass clarinet) played the violin until he was 9 years old and then chose the clarinet, initially because a nice girl who was in his class also played the clarinet but soon he was quite fanatical. He won prizes in the national finals of the Princess Christina Competition and at 18 he already went on tour to California and twice to New York, including playing at Carnegie Hall with the trio of jazz pianist Jon Batiste, currently bandleader of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

He plays on surgical wards in hospitals for the project Mimic. He can also be seen and heard regularly in orchestras and ensembles such as Ludwig, The Metropole Orchestra, the Netherlands Wind Ensemble, the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with whom he has toured extensively. Jesse is a great lover and promoter of the basset horn, as an ode to this beautiful instrument he founded the Basset Horn Octet together with a group of prominent illustrious basset horn players.

Jesse lives in hip Amsterdam’s Bos en Lommer, loves New Orleans style swing music, his booming double bass clarinet and is thoroughly Francophile.