Jesse Schilderink (1995) is a Rotterdam based saxophonist and composer who’s mostly active in the scene of instrumental and improvised music.
Due to formations such as Willem Romers | In Contrast, Ezthetic and multiple others, Jesse shows an increasing presence in the Dutch music scene over the years. His widespread musical interest creates an always evolving way of playing, writing and creating music. Not being scared of experiment and constantly trying to expand his personal boundaries, Jesse is always on the move.
In 2019, Jesse graduated from his bachelor studies at the jazz department of the Codarts Conservatory in Rotterdam with a 9,5. Throughout his studies, he followed lessons with teachers such as Ben van den Dungen, Dick de Graaf and Rolf Delfos and followed masterclasses with a.o. Bob Reynolds and David Binney. In the year of 2017, Jesse was based in Trondheim (Norway) for several months. There he studied at the NTNU Conservatory, following lessons with a.o. Eirik Hegdal and Mette Rasmussen. Inspired by his experiences in Trondheim, Jesse founded the Rotterdam/Trondheim Collective when returning to Rotterdam.
In Rotterdam, Jesse is part of the Batavierhuis, a unique place for Rotterdam based musicians, offering a place to work, create and play.