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(born 8 March 1977) is a Belgian jazz and classical music pianist and
composer. Neve was born in Turnhout, Belgium. By the age of 14 he was
composing music and playing in bands. He studied jazz and classical
music at the Lemmensinstituut in Leuven and graduated in 2000.
Neve wrote the soundtrack for Felix Van Groeningen's Dagen Zonder Lief.
He also composed for the VRT series In Vlaamse Velden (In Flanders
Fields). The pianist played on Ludovic Bource's soundtrack for The
The Guardian's reviewer of Neve's 2008 release Soul in a Picture
commented that the pianist's playing contained "a very personal
language, one which draws freely on classical music and – aided and
abetted by Piet Verbist (bass) and Teun Verbruggen (drums) – has the impetus of jazz and rock".
An artist in residence at Turnhout's Warande and a teacher at the
Stedelijke Academie voor Muziek, Jef Neve is widely regarded as one of
Europe's most talented young jazz composers. Born in 1977 and
classically trained at Leuven's Lemmensinstituut, the Flemish pianist
has showcased his skills in everything from orchestras to funk-pop
bands, but achieved his big breakthrough when he teamed up with bassist
Piet Verbist and drummer Teun Verbruggen to form the Jef Neve Trio.
After releasing four critically acclaimed albums and a soundtrack for
Felix Van Groeningen's Dagen Zonder Lief, he recorded 2010's For All We
Know with U.S. jazz/hip-hop vocalist José James.
Official site: www.jefneve.com
Nobody Is Illegal (EmArcy Records, 2006)