Filip Verneert & Enrique Simon
Four years ago, in 2015, jazzguitarist Filip Verneert, from Belgium and jazzpianist Enrique Simon, from Spain, started to work together .
Since then they have been playing a lot of concerts in Belgium, Holland, and Spain.
They played in duo, and since 2016 also in quartet. The were invited at some wellknown jazzfestivals in Begium and in many jazzclubs and theatres.
In quartet they played in Belgium, France, Spain, Switserland, Scotland and Germany.
Filip Verneert & Enrique Simon have a CD Meeting Patricia and are about to record a new CD, Lucentum, named after one of the tunes of the CD.
Lucentum is the Roman name of the Spanish town Alicante.
When playing in quartet, the French doublebass player Gil Lachenal joins the band.
Drummer is Frederik Van den Berghe (Belgium) or Pedro Vazquez Martinez (Spain)
Biography Filip Verneert, guitarist-composer
Filip Verneert studied at the University of Leuven and the University of Leiden and at the Conservatory of Ghent and Brussels with ao Paolo Radoni and followed masterclasses with John Abercrombie (U.S.) Philip Catherine (B) and Roni Ben-Hur (NY). Besides guitar, he plays tenor banjo and oud (lute).
He is a guitarist with the Ilse Duyck Group (Ilse Duyck: vocals, composer, Bert Candries: bass, Paul Flush: piano and Luc Vanden Bosch: drums).
He is currently active in the jump-boogie blues band The Smoky Midnight Gang and his own Jazz Duo with Enrique O Simon (spain) on piano.
With Viona Westra wrote and played several musical theater productions including “and the cat came back’ about South Africa and apartheid and ‘nickels for METI ‘3’, about the life of Berthold Brecht.
He started with his good friend trumpeter Rudy Reunes (+) the To Be Or Not To Be (BOP) Band (Model Group Youth and Music).
He is director vzw MusicMosaic Folk & Jazz for which he made numerous jazz and folk projects. He is founder and conductor of the Home Cookin’ BigBand and The Ghent Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Filip got the opportunity to play and record with: Jan De Haas (dr), Bart Maris (tp), Myriam Fuks (voc), Marijn De Valck (voc), Bruno Deneckere (voc), Filip the Fleurquin (voc ), Will Tura (voc), Dirk Van Esbroek (voc / git), Sammy Rimington (clar), Mahabub Khan (voc, tabla), Rony Verbiest (acc), Lady Linn (voc), Rebecca Valejo (voc), Roni Ben-Hur (git), Nilson Matta (bass).
Read more on www.filipverneert.be
Biography Enrique Simon, pianist-composer
Enrique Simon has studied classical piano, Jazz and modern music in Madrid (Spain) and Buenos Aires (Argentina). He is producer, arranger, composer, teacher in “Groove in'' School of Music (Murcia, Spain) and musical director and has published three albums under its name.
Renowned pianist, he has played in Belgium, Switzerland, England, Argentina, France and Spain with all international players, including Uruguayan Carlos Carli, Argentinean Santiago Reyes, Belgium Filip Verneert, Spanish Joan Soler, English Paul Evans, French Gil Lachenal and Alain Richard and
American Jeff Jerolamon.
Enrique has recently published a new album in trio together with French musicians, as well as duo album called ‘Meeting Patricia’ together with guitarist Filip Verneert from Belgium. He leads a jazz-fusion project called 'Sphere Jazz', and he produces experimental works with Seidagasa Collective.
He has played in the international Gent Jazz Festival (Belgium), Jazzenede Festival (Belgium), Jazz in ‘t Park (Belgium), Druivenfestival Hoeilaert (Belgium), Saint Genis des Fontaines Jazz Festival (France), Annecy Jazz Club (France), Ancienne Poste des Planches (Montreux, Switserland), B-Flat Jazz Club (Bruges, Belgium), Peñíscola Jazz Festival (Spain), Jazz a Castelló (Spain), Murajazz Pamplona (Spain), Fimalba Jazz (Spain), La Mar de Músicas (Spain), and
He is often invited to perform as a guest artist in luxury cruise ships around the world, playing in places like USA, Canada, Caribbean, Singapore, Thailand, India, Italy, Dubai, Jordan or Tahiti.
Read more on www.eosimon.com
More info on double bass player Gil Lachenal : www.gil-lachenal.com