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Jesse Schilderink (1995) is a Rotterdam-based saxophonist and composer, mainly active in the scene of instrumental and improvised music. Being part of a large number of projects and bands, Jesse shows a rapidly growing presence in the Dutch musical landscape. His broad musical interest ensures an ever-evolving way of playing, writing and creating. Unafraid of experimentation and constantly trying to push his personal boundaries, Jesse is always on the move.


As a saxophonist he's a.o. part of the following projects: Peter Somuah Group, Alessandro Fongaro's Pietre, Emiresmiaton, Paradox Jazz Orchestra, Dutch Jazz Collective and Pierre Courbois 3GEN3. He is also founder and artistic leader of Rotterdam/Trondheim Collective, an ongoing collaboration between musicians from the Netherlands and Norway. In autumn 2023, Jesse will release his first EP under his own name with his double trio; High Intensity Damage Control.


Since 2019, Jesse has been part of the Batavierhuis, a unique community house for Rotterdam musicians.

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