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Jessie Brevé is an upcoming Dutch musician. From an early age, it was clear that music was her great passion. There was plenty of music in the house, including jazz, which sparked her love for the saxophone. During her studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she was also introduced to the bass clarinet and flute. It became clear to her that experimenting with different instruments and their colours have her lots of inspiration. She loves to play these instruments in larger ensembles but also in smaller groups to explore their capability in improvisation.

Jessie gained a lot of experience playing in large ensembles. She was a part of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and is currently in several big bands. She is also frequently asked to play with the world-famous Metropole Orchestra. She had played at many great venues and festivals like the North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, Paradiso and Lantaren Venster.

In addition, she is a vibrant improviser and loves creating music on the spot. This is something she emphasised in her Master’s studies. After acquiring her Bachelor degree, Jessie was admitted into the prestigious European Jazz Master programme. During these two years, she lived in Berlin, Trondheim and Amsterdam where she got to know different music scenes and schools. This broadened her perspective on music and now that she is back in Amsterdam she feels inspired to transfer the experience and knowledge she gained into writing new music.