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Didier Verna

Born in 1970, Didier Verna gets quickly involved in music, since he enters conservatory at the age of 5 and studies music theory for 2 years. At the age of 7, he starts learning classical percussions while continuing his theoretical studies; an opportunity for him to discover group playing and enjoy his first on-stage experiences. From this first instrumental contact with music, he will keep a sense and love for rhythm that can be heard very clearly in his playing, whether in composition or in improvisation.

At the age of 9, bored with playing without interruption the « Bolero de Ravel » on a plastic pad in order not to upset the neighborhood, he decides to try classical piano, which he will be practising for 2 years. Despite the desperate efforts of his teacher to interest him in the exclusive and daily practise of the major scale in all possible keys, he decides to change instrument, and tries classical guitar at the age of 11.

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* In the early Scofield Dept... — All About Jazz
* A force of Nature. — All About Jazz
* Metheny-esque, compromising, intellectual, non-rigorous with a superb technique. — eJazzNews
* Pat Metheny's roundness of sound and limpidity of phrases. — Citizen Jazz
* I hear a well articulated playing, in the tradition, masterized. — Alex Duthil, JazzMan
* Some beautiful Jazz Guitar. — Antoine Hervé
* Nice sounds, great playing! — Greg Lyons
* Great quality Jazz music. — Yves Carbonne
* You have a neat touch and a very limpid playing

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Albums

Roots And Leaves
Roots And Leaves
Plaza Mayor
2016
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Roots And Leaves
Roots And Leaves
Self Produced
2015
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Roots and Leaves
Roots and Leaves
DVL Records
2014
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@-quartet
@-quartet
DVL Records
2006
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