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Piet Verbist

Piet Verbist

Piet Verbist studied at the Antwerp Jazz-Studio and the Brussels Conservatory (Jazz department) where graduated in 1994.

Piet is a highly demanded musician and played with many Belgian and international musicians, such as 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.

At the moment he’s active with François Descamps Quartet, JDH (Jan de Haas) Band, Cezarius Gadzina Saxafabra, Michel Paré quartet, Ancesthree (Ben Sluys/Hendrik Braeckman), Vanishing Pictures, Carmelo Muriel, The Jazz Station Big Band…

Piet leads his own band: “Zygomatik” with Herman Pardon (drums), Bram Weyters (piano) and different saxofonists Vincent Brijs, Fred Delplanq and/or Matt Renzi (USA). In this project jazz is mixed with rock, soul and funk. A first CD is released on Origin Records (Seattle, USA).

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