Filip Verneert: Electric -, Acoustic Guitars, Oud and Banjo
Filip Verneert studied at the University of Leuven, the University of Leiden and at the Conservatory of Ghent and Brussels with a.o. Paolo Radoni. He followed masterclasses with John Abercrombie (US), Philip Cathérine (B) and Roni Ben-Hur (NY). Besides guitar, he plays tenor banjo and oud (lute).
He is a guitarist in the Ilse Duyck Group (Ilse Duyck: vocals/composer, Bert Candries: bass, Paul Flush: piano and Luc Vanden Bosch: drums).
Currently he’s 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 he wrote and played several musical theater productions, including “And the cat came back’ about South Africa and apartheid. Another production is ‘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 at MuziekMozaïek Folk & Jazz vzw, for which he made numerous jazz and folk projects. He is founder and conductor of the Home Cookin’ Big Band 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).
CD Someday – Ilse Duyck Group 2013 IDG Rec
CD Meeting Patricia – Filip Verneert-EO Simon FV Rec
CD Hooked – The Smoky Midnight Gang 2013 BS Records
CD Loaded – The Smoky Midnight Gang 2010 CSS
CD Zee van Azov – KiMiZ 2005 WBM Alea
CD Exhale – Ilse Duyck Group 2005 AlleyCats
CD Behind – Ilse Duyck Group 2002 AlleyCats
CD Za Zjivota – KiMiZ 1999 WBM-Alea
CD Twilight Songs – Karine Bosanne ADAREC 1999
CD Acoustic Swing – Kwartet En Vie 1996 ENVIEREC
DVD It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing 2003 KLIK!
Music score animatiefilm Papa Trompet 2000 KASK
Music score animatiefilm Het Bed 2004 KASK
Music score theaterstuk God (W. Allen) 2009
To Be Or Not To Be (-BOP), Inleiding in de jazzgeschiedenis. Educatieve Bijlage Jeugd & Muziek, 2008.