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Piet Verbist

Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic

Piet Verbist

PIET VERBIST

Double Bass

Born in Wilrijk, Antwerp, Belgium, Piet studied solfege and 4 years classical double bass at the Academy of Ekeren and Turnhout. He also took lessons with John Clayton, Hein Van De Geijn, Ricardo Del Fra and studied at the Antwerp Jazz-Studio where Dave Pike, Dennis Luxion and Hein Van De Geyn were his teachers.

In 1994 he finished his studies at the Brussels Conservatory (Jazz department), and in 1995 he takes lessons with Dave Holland.

Piet is a highly demanded musician and played with the entire Belgian scene and many musicians touring around Belgium: Eric Legnini, Jacques Pelzer, Phil Abraham, Nathalie Loriers, Erwin Vann, Richard Rousselet, Stefaan Debevere, Michel Herr, Kris Defoort, Jack Van Poll, Erik Vermeulen, Frank Vaganee, Dre Pallemaerts, Ben Sluys, Kurt Van Herck, Jan de Haas, Luk Mishalle, Dirk Wachtelaer, Koen De Cauter, Dirk Vanderlinden, Jeff Gardner, Charles Loos, Matt Renzi, Jasper Blom, Edouard Ferlet, Phillipe Thomas, Mark Turner, Rob Van Kreefeld, the band Octurn, Toots Thielemans, Paolo Fresu, Bert Joris, Geoffrey Burton, Carmelo Muriel, Nono Garcia, Chad McCullough, John Bishop, Piotr Wojtasik, etc. He toured for 8 years with the Jef Neve trio around Europe as well as to Japan, China and Canada....
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• Pirly Zurstrassen Septet H: “Hautes Fagnes” (‘92) • Octurn: “Chromatic History” (‘94) • Pirly Zurstrassen Septet H: “Horizon Azur” (‘94) • Ben Sluys Quartet: “Food For Free” (‘97) • François Decamps Octet: “Hamp Digs Ham” (‘98) • Jan de Haas Quartet: “For The One And Only” (‘99) • Ben Sluys Quartet: “Candy Century” (‘99) • Ben Sluys Quartet: “Sea Sounds” (‘01) • Ancesthree (Ben Sluys-Hendrik Braeckman-Piet Verbist) (‘02) • Ben Sluys Quartet: “Flying Circles” (’02) • Cezarius Gadzina trio: “Double Heart” (’02) • Jef Neve trio: “Blue Saga” (’03) • Vanishing Pictures: “Lit as from Within” (’03) • Jan de Haas Quintet: “Doing My Thing” (’03) • Jef Neve trio: “It’s Gone” (’04) • Soul & Sour (Fr.Decamps band): “Soul and Sour” (’05) • Vanishing Pictures: “Like One Feather” (’05) • Hendrik Braeckman Quintet: ” ’til now” (’05) • Michel Paré Quartet MP4: “Feelin’ Free” (’06) • Jef Neve trio: “Nobody Is Illegal” (’06) • MusicAzur (Pirly Zurstrassen): “Prend L’Air” (’07) • Jef Neve trio: “Soul in a Picture” (’08) • Carmelo Muriel: “El Jardin de las Naranjas” (’09) • Zapatango: “Tan Sensible” (’10) • Lua: “In This Town” (’11) • Jazz Station Big Band (’11) • Piet Verbist: “Zygomatik” (‘12) • François Decamps Quartet: to be released (’12)

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