Guitarist Jesse van Ruller is one of the greatest in his generation and has performed with Pat Metheny, George Duke, Toots Thielemans, Joe Lovano, Mike Stern, Philip Catherine, Roy Hargrove and Christian McBride.
In the words of the great American guitarist Jim Hall: 'A most expressive player; he really touched me on a personal level.
With the Big Band of the LUCA Jazz Jesse van Ruller pays tribute to the exquisite repertoire of Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's faithful wing man.
The Big Band is the 'showpiece' of the Jazz department at LUCA School of Arts. Conducted by Frank Vaganée (Brussels Jazz Orchestra) the orchestra has collaborated over the past 25 years with many international soloists, such as Peter Herbolzheimer, Bert Joris, Michel Herr and Philip Catherine.
with Jesse van Ruller (guitar), Big Band LUCA Jazz conducted by Frank Vaganée