21 October Saturday – Jef Neve ‘Spirit Control’ (Belgium/Aus)
Saturday 21 October 2017, 8.30pm
Belgian pianist in trio with a string quartet – unmissable!
“Heart-breakingly lyrical melodies, tasteful arrangements, sometimes groovy, even towards dance and house in the rhythm only by the string players: This pearl has it all”. – Jazzism (NL, 5/5)
Jef Neve presents his brand new album Spirit Control for the first time on Australian soil!
Together with Philip Rex on bass, Danny Fischer on drums and a Sydney-based string quartet, this band is a not to miss opportunity!
Pianist Jef Neve is widely regarded as one of Europe’s most talented young jazz composers. Classically trained at Leuven’s Lemmensinstituut, he has showcased his skills in everything from orchestras to funk-pop bands, but achieved his big breakthrough when he formed the Jef Neve Trio, releasing four critically acclaimed albums and a film soundtrack.
“With ‘Spirit Control’, Jef Neve delivers a pertinent oeuvre, loyal to his dreams of his poetic voice, and without any doubt one of his most beautiful successes”. – Antoine Roux, Jazz Magazine (FRA)
Marrying intimate lyricism with daring ingenuity, Belgian pianist Jef Neve makes music that is lush, playful, expressive and elegant. From critical acclaim as a soloist and bandleader to collaborations with the likes of Jose James, Neve has established himself as one of the most important voices in contemporary jazz piano. Drawing freely on influences from classical romanticism to popular music, he is equally at home composing film scores to playing major jazz festivals around the world.
This engaging concert with string quartet will explore the limitless possibilities of the piano and show why Jeff Neve’s music is critically acclaimed the world over.
Jef Neve – piano
Philip Rex – bass
Danny Fischer – drums
More information on Jef Neve: www.jefneve.com
“The guy is unbelievable…the trio is a world class jazz act”. (Brian Saxby, WangaraTta Jazz Festival)
General – $31.50 incl booking fee
Concession – $25.50 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $61.50 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $77.50 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $49.50 incl booking fee
General Admission, Concession, Dinner & Show – 7pm, Dinner & Show – 8pm, Premium Dinner & Show, Drinks & Show
Date: 21 October 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442