About

Jesse Passenier

Jesse Passenier is the winner of the Rogier van Otterloo Award 2017, acknowledging his success in bringing together musical genres in cross-overs, leading his own orchestra and celebrating his skill in orchestral writing. In 2016, three of his large projects were funded by the New Makers Regulation of the Performing Art Fund NL (FPK). That same year, he founded his Fluid Orchestra, launching the orchestra’s debut album Lit Scenes (2018), for which the Fluid Orchestra was joined by the renowned Dutch string quartet Dudok Quartet Amsterdam. This album was released by the USA-based label Odradek Records.

Passenier is a composer, arranger, conductor, drummer, pianist and vibraphonist, and the artistic director and founder of the Fluid Orchestra, and the Fluid Festival. In 2013, Passenier concluded his Composing and Arranging Master of Music degree with distinction at Conservatorium Maastricht (NL), studying with Wolfgang Braun (DE), Michael Abene (USA), Wieland Reißmann (DE) and Henk Meutgeert (NL), and had masterclasses with Vince Mendoza (USA). Currently, he is teaching Jazz Composing & Arranging and Jazz Master Coordinator at Conservatorium Maastricht himself.

Already in 2010, he was ‘Young Composer in Residence’ at the MECC Jazz Festival in Maastricht, and in 2011 he was one of the four laureates of the International Composition Contest of the famous Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO ICC 2011). In the same year, he founded his own Broad Music Orchestra (predecessor of his current Fluid Ochestra) and wrote his first own project for it, called “Nos Pères”.

In 2012, he was accepted into the prestigious ‘Metropole Orchestra Arrangers Workshop’, for which he wrote arrangements for the world famous Metropole Orchestra and legendary jazz vocalist Kurt Elling. Ever since, Passenier has been writing a great deal. Frequently for the Metropole Orchestra (over 75 arrangements) and he composed, arranged or orchestrated for the WDR Big Band, Heritage Orchestra, the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Band of the Dutch Navy, the Royal Dutch Military Band, the Dutch Wind Ensemble, the South Netherlands Philharmonic, Holland Opera, the Clazz Ensemble, the North Pole Orchestra, L’orchestra Particolare, the Ricciotti Ensemble, the Rosa Ensemble, the Lunar Orchestra, Ensemble 88, and for his own formations in a great variety of styles, from jazz, pop, and rock to classical.

He collaborated with international artists such as Kurt Elling, Vince Mendoza, Jacob Collier, Jörg Achim Keller, Jules Buckley, Felix Maginn, Tito Paris, Asha Bhosle, Roop Kumar Rathod, Charles Floyd, and Dutch artists like Reinier Baas, Morris Kliphuis, Vincent van Amsterdam, Ruben Hein, Ellen ten Damme, Janne Schra, Hadewych Minis, Maaike Ouboter, Laura Jansen, Iris Kroes, Joy Wielkens, Waylon, Roel van Velzen, Karsu, Hans Dagelet, Paul de Leeuw, DJ Tiësto and Bert Visscher. His compositions and arrangements have been heard in important venues, such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Carré, Paradiso, De Doelen, the Bimhuis, North Sea Jazz, and November Music Festival.

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Featured Post

What do I write?

What do I write? – by Jesse Passenier Eindhoven, 18th of February 2018 Who am I as a composer? What is my music about? To answer these questions,

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Calendar

COMING UP SOON

Time & Date

Venue

Project

October 26, 2019
Time Unknown

Parade
Den Bosch, NL

75 Years Liberation Celebration Concert
Feat. Alan for Four Mixed Choirs – Composed by Jesse Passenier

November 1, 2019
19:00-19:15

Grote Kerk
Den Bosch, NL

Opening Event – November Music Festival
Feat. Alan for Four Mixed Choirs – Composed by Jesse Passenier

November 1, 2019
20:00

Verkadefabriek
Den Bosch, NL

Opening Concert – November Music Festival (phil zuid, Ruben Hein)
Feat. Division for Voice Orchestra & Choir – Composed by Jesse Passenier

November 28, 2019
19:00

Kölner Philharmonie
Köln, DE

Outta Space
WDR Big Band – Ft. compositions & led by Jesse Passenier

FULL CALENDAR

Time & Date

Venue

Project

August 21, 22, 23 2020
20:00

Openluchttheater Valkenburg
Valkenburg, NL

Der Freischütz (Opera)
Opera Compact & Openluchttheater Valkenburg – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

April 19, 2020
14:30

Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
Haarlem, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

April 17, 2020
19:30

Schouwburg Kunstmin
Dordrecht, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

April 10, 2020
19:15

Posthuis Theater
Heerenveen, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

April 5, 2020
15:00

Schouwburg & Filmtheater Agnietenhof
Tiel, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

April 4, 2020
15:00

Cultuurcentrum Hasselt
Hasselt, BE

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 28, 2020
16:00

Musis en Stadstheater Arnhem
Arnhem, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 22, 2020
15:00

AINSI
Maastricht, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 21, 2020
15:00

Theater Kerkrade
Kerkrade, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 16, 2020
13:30

Zuiderstrandtheater
Den Haag, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 15, 2020
14:30

Schouwburg Amstelveen
Amstelveen, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 13, 2020
19:00

Zaantheater
Zaandam, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 8, 2020
15:00

TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 7, 2020
19:00

De Kom
Nieuwegein, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

March 1, 2020
15:00

Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
Leeuwarden, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

February 26, 2020
15:00

Cultureel Centrum De Spil
Roeselare, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

November 28, 2019
19:00

Kölner Philharmonie
Köln, DE

Outta Space
WDR Big Band – Ft. compositions & led by Jesse Passenier

November 18, 2019
Time Unknown

Théatre de Liège
Liège, BE

Project Focus
Composed & Keynote by Jesse Passenier

November 1, 2019
20:00

Verkadefabriek
Den Bosch, NL

Opening Concert – November Music Festival (phil zuid, Ruben Hein)
Feat. Division for Voice Orchestra & Choir – Composed by Jesse Passenier

November 1, 2019
19:00-19:15

Grote Kerk
Den Bosch, NL

Opening Event – November Music Festival
Feat. Alan for Four Mixed Choirs – Composed by Jesse Passenier

October 26, 2019
Time Unknown

Parade
Den Bosch, NL

75 Years Liberation Celebration Concert
Feat. Alan for Four Mixed Choirs – Composed by Jesse Passenier

June 10, 2019
15:00

North Sea Jazz Festival – Ahoy
Rotterdam, NL

The Science of Groove
Fringe Orchestra – Composed, arranged and led by Jesse Passenier

May 25, 2019
15:20 – 16:00, 21:00 – 21:30

Cultuurgebouw
Hoofddorp, NL

How Flora and Fauna Became Friends | Corendon IBBC
Codarts Big Band ft. Yiwen Fang – Composed & led by Jesse Passenier

May 24, 25, 26, 2019
20:00

Merthal
Horst, NL

Tommy In Ut Plat
Rock Band, vocalists and the Royal Wind Band of Horst – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

April 14, 2019
15:00

Sint Janskerk
Maastricht, NL

Ludwig and Beyond
Fringe Orchestra – Composed and led by Jesse Passenier

April 6, 2019
20:30

Jazz-Schmiede
Düsseldorf, DE

Album Release Concert
CSM Big Band & Sabine Kühlich, feat. Sweet Slumber – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

Dec 22 – Jan 6,
2018

Veerensmederij
Amersfoort, NL

Zwanenmeer (Opera)
Holland Opera – Arranged by Jesse Passenier

Dec 14 – 16, 2018
11:00 – 23:00

Muziekgieterij & Lutherse Kerk
Maastricht, NL

Fluid Festival
Founded by, and with 5 projects by Jesse Passenier

November 15, 2018
14:00

IMPACT: EIDOLON
Hasselt, BE

Project Focus
Composed & Keynote by Jesse Passenier

November 14, 2018
14:30

IMPACT: EIDOLON
Hasselt, BE

The Infinity Games
iCollective ft. Jesse Passenier – Piano

October 28, 2018
15:00

MCO
Hilversum, NL

Arranging Workshop
Metropole Friends – Workshop by Jesse Passenier

October 11, 2018
20:30

Hauwert in Concert (church)
Hauwert, NL

String Quartet No. 1
Dudok Quartet Amsterdam – Composition by Jesse Passenier

October 11, 2018
20:30

TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht, NL

Lit Scenes
Fluid Orchestra – Composed and led by Jesse Passenier

October 4, 2018
20:30

Splendor – Uilenburgersjoel
Amsterdam, NL

Lit Scenes – ALBUM RELEASE
Fluid Orchestra – Composed and led by Jesse Passenier

August 12, 2018
Time unknown

Grachtenfestival
Amsterdam, NL

Young Metropole
feat. composition Certo by Jesse Passenier

August 11, 2018
Time unknown

Slot Zeist
Zeist, NL

Young Metropole
feat. composition Certo by Jesse Passenier

August 10, 2018
Time unknown

Radio Kootwijk
Kootwijk, NL

Young Metropole
feat. composition Certo by Jesse Passenier

June 26, 2018
20:30

Theater aan de Parade
Den Bosch, NL

Brabants Jeugd Project Orkest meets Philharmonie Zuidnederland
feat. composition Saturn by Jesse Passenier

Contact

Jesse Passenier
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Educator
Pianist, Drummer, Vibraphonist
info@jessepassenier.com

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