Jesse Faber (Clarinet/Bass clarinet) played the violin as a child, but thanks in no small part to the pretty, clarinet-playing girl who sat next to him in class, he promptly changed allegiances. Luckily, he quickly became quite the clarinet fanatic: he won prizes at the Princess Christina competition, and at the age of 18 was already touring California and performing in New York. A particularly noteable performance was in the Carnegie Hall with the trio of jazz pianist Jon Batiste, currently known for his work as bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
He is part of the popular New Amsterdam Clarinet Quartet (Nieuw Amsterdams Klarinet Kwartet or NAKK) for whom he also arranges a lot.
Jesse participates in the ‘Mimic’ project, bringing music to surgical wards in hospitals. He also works regulary with many orchestras and ensembles including The Metropole Orchestra, ensemble LUDWIG, The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with whom he has often toured.
Jesse lives in the the hip neighbourhood Bos en Lommer in Amsterdam, loves New Orleans style swing music, his growling contrabass clarinet and is an incorrigible Francophile!