Jef Neve | "Spirit Control" Event as iCalendar

(Music, Creative Events)

14 October 2017

8 - 10pm

Venue: Studio One, Kenneth Myers Centre

Location: 74 Shortland Street, Auckland Central

Host: Auckland Jazz Festival

Cost: $34 - limited door sales available

Contact info: Creative Jazz Club Aotearoa

Contact email: caroline@creativejazzclub.co.nz

Website: Tickets here

Jef Neve "Spirit Control" in Concert

Renowned Belgian pianist Jef Neve returns to New Zealand touring his new CD Spirit Control which reached the top 10 of the Belgian charts in the first week of its release. This exquisite project fuses a jazz rhythm section and string quartet, overlaid with the beauty and intensity of Neve's playing.

Neve's open-minded approach to life and music has resulted in exciting collaborations from Toots Thielemans to Jonathan Jeremiah, José James to Jamie Cullum, Dutch rapper Typhoon to Gabriel Rios and Kobe Proesmans, and a remarkable duet with American pop musician Sam Sparro featured on Caterpillar.

Spirit Control builds on this success in a remarkable way. The tempo is high, the piano is pushing the flow, drums and electronics create a rumble in the belly of the music, while the strings take care of the drama. This results in vivacious melodies and songs: "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)