Jef Neve

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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,..

The two first albums, « Blue Saga » and « It’s Gone », were best selling jazz album in Belgium and received great reviews, amongst others AllAboutJazz.com wrote : “From Belgium comes Jef Neve, an explosively gifted young pianist whose second album, It's Gone, is without question one of the best I've heard in 2005.”

In 2006 Jef Neve signed with Universal Music Belgium for his 3rd album “Nobody Is Illegal” which was released in 20 countries and put him immediately on the international scene, hailed everywhere as one of the finest artists of the young generation. - “His concerts are almost like a religious experience, riveting audiences by the sheer power and imagination of his playing. (The Observer) - “Nobody Is Illegal belongs to the best that you can find in the European Jazz.” “For jazz, classical or simply music lovers : this album is a must from beginning to end.” (MusikAnSich.de)

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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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