Jef Neve

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: March 8, 1977    


News : Jef Neve just recorded the music for his next album « Sons of the New World », written for his trio with added five woodwinds & brass and dedicated to the evolution of the new world, which will be released end October 2012 (Universal/Emarcy). He also made a first jazz video-clip, surounded by a bunch of talented young artists.

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.

The Jef Neve Trio performed at festivals like Paris Jazz, North Sea jazz, Vienna Jazz, Montreal Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival , Vancouver Jazz, Veneto Jazz, Vossa Jazz, Blue Note Gent, Toulouse, Münster 'Jazz Inbetween', Lille Festival, Audi Jazz, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico, Monterey, Berlin, Athens, Middelheim, Rabat, as well as as tours in Canada, Japan, Australia, Mexico and concerts in Germany, Austria, England, France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic,.....
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Jef Neve was nominated for several prizes: the ZAMU Awards 2004 and 2005 in the category ‘best artist’; the ‘Cultuurprijzen Vlaanderen 2005’ in the category ‘music’ (next to Tom Barman/DeUs and Capilla Flamenca), and the ‘Octaves de la Musique 2005’. In 2007 he received the ZAMU Award Jazz, and he received the award ‘best musician’ at the Music Industry Awards both in 2009 and 2010.
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    Sons Of The New World

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    Soundtracks - De Helaasheid Der Dingen - Dagen Zonder Lief

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    It's Gone

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Jef Neve Trio, about the new album "Imaginary Road" :

Jef Neve Trio @ TV-show 'De Zevende Dag' (Sept. 2010) :

Jef Neve Solo on Moodio tv , playing 'Saying Goodbye on an old, ugly white piano" :

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“ The Jef Neve Trio has developed to one of the most acclaimed pianotrio’s of today”. - JazzEnZo, 15.1.2012 (Holland)

“London Jazz Festival. “In two very contrasting Saturday night sets, Belgian pianist Jef Neve demonstrated why his stock has steadily been rising in Europe over the last decade. (..) In a world that some may consider to be overcrowded with piano trios, this group puts forward a compelling case that they deserved to be heard.” - LJF2011. Review by Tom Gray - Nov 24, 2011 (UK)

Amsterdam. “Belgian jazz trio shines in Concertgebouw.” (..) “Neve's compositions are melodically strong, harmonically surprising and rhythmically catchy...

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