Jesse Faber (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.

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, Ludwig ensemble, the Nederlands Blazers Ensemble, The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, with whom he has often toured. Jesse is a passionate  promotor of the basset horn, and has created the basset horn Octet as a fitting tribute to this beautiful instrument, together with other equally passionate basset horn players.

Jesse lives in the center of Amsterdam, loves New Orleans swing music, his growling contrabass clarinet and is an incorrigible Francophile!