Jef Neve

Show only: Jef Neve, Jef Neve Trio

Category:muzikant, groep / artiest, componist
08.03.1977
Genre(s):Jazz
Instrument(s):piano
Actual/previous member of:Jef Neve Trio, Groovething, Fred Delplancq Quartet

Short description

Young pianist/composer Jef Neve has become a prominent figure in his homeland Belgium and his reputation is rapidly spreading to the rest of the world.

Biography

Jef Neve is at the forefront of a new Belgian jazz generation. His compositions reflect echoes of Brad Mehldau and Keith Jarrett but mostly he offers a lot of Jef Neve. He emerged as a blue-blooded jazz pianist, without ever losing sight of his classical background.

‘Blue Saga’, Jef Neve Trio’s debut CD was very well received in Belgium and abroad and was a best seller among jazz-CD’s in 2003. The second trio CD, ‘It’s Gone’ was released at the end of 2004 and the critics were raving. But the best was/is still to come. Even though major labels aren't particularly cueing up for jazz musicians, the trio's latest endeavour, ‘Nobody is Illegal’, was released by Universal in some twenty countries. The international press, among others Stuart Nicholson from the British trade journal Jazzwise, talks of 'a new star in the European constellation'. Not bad at all.

Neve possesses a unique lyrical feeling, which he, along with his excellent rhythm section (Piet Verbist, bass; Teun Verbruggen, drums), manages to translate into swirling, inflamed compositions. Neve represents accessible, yet very genuine jazz and an ever-increasing audience is noticing it!

© Bart Cornand

Selective discography

Spirit ControlSpirit Control (2017)
Jazz
Jef Neve
OneOne (2014)
Jazz
Jef Neve
Jef Neve - Second Piano ConcertJef Neve - Second Piano Concert (2014)
21st century / contemporary
Jef Neve, Dirk Brossé, Il Novecento
In Flanders fieldsIn Flanders fields (2014)
soundtrack, classical
Jef Neve
Sons of the new worldSons of the new world (2012)
Jazz
Jef Neve
Imaginary roadImaginary road (2010)
Jazz
Jef Neve Trio
For all we knowFor all we know (2010)
vocale jazz
José James, Jef Neve
Face to faceFace to face (2010)
Jazz
Pascal Schumacher, Jef Neve
Soundtracks: De helaasheid der dingen / Dagen zonder liefSoundtracks: De helaasheid der dingen / Dagen zonder lief (2009)
Jazz
Jef Neve
Soul in a pictureSoul in a picture (2008)
Jazz
Jef Neve Trio

Op compilaties van Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen

Jazztublieft! / Vol. 2Jazztublieft! / Vol. 2 (2007)
Jazz
Diverse uitvoerders
Jazztublieft!Jazztublieft! (2005)
Jazz
Diverse uitvoerders

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