Jaap Reesema

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Jake Reese
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Background information
Birth nameJaap Siewertsz van Reesema
Born (1984-10-28) 28 October 1984 (age 34)
Deventer, Netherlands
Associated actsHermes House Band, X Factor, Tom Swoon, EDX, Lush & Simon, Arston, Hardwell, David Guetta
Partner(s)Kim Kötter

Jaap Reesema (born 28 October 1984) is a Dutch singer-songwriter.

After winning X Factor, Jake collaborated with Hardwell on his singles "Run Wild" and "Mad World", for which he won the award for Best Vocal Performance at the 2015 IDMA's. Releases include Lost Frequencies, Hardwell & Jay Sean (as co-writer), David Guetta &Showtek (co-writer and singer) single "your love" and single of KSHMR "Carry me home" (co-writer and singer), Sam Feldt, Topic, Lucas & Steve, Dash Berlin, Waka Flocka etc. In 2015 Jake wrote and sang the song "Day to Feel Alive" for the Ameriprise US campaign, which was also used as the opening song for the Anderson Cooper show on CNN for an entire season. For his solo project, Jake is combining his dance background with the more raw/natural vibe of "Day to Feel Alive". His latest release "Ellie" with Belgium DJ Regi reached the number 1 spot for 7 weeks in Belgium.

Discography co-writer/singer[edit]


  • X Factor winner 2010 (Netherlands)
  • IDMA 2015 Best vocalist
  • Ketnet award best song of the year 2018 Regie feat Jake Reese "Ellie"

Personal life[edit]

Jaap Reesema lives with his partner Kim Kötter, former Miss Universe Netherlands.[1][2]


  1. ^ "Kim Kötter en Jaap Reesema gaan samenwonen" (in Dutch). De Telegraaf. 31 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Interview Kim Kötter & Jaap Reesema" (in Dutch). Woonstijl.