Jef Neve, very well known in his home country and touring worldwide for more than 15 years, as a pianist in both jazz, pop and classical music, and as a composer from prize-winning soundtracks and classical music, doesn’t need much more introduction.
While making his album “Spirit Control” in winter 2017, he got in touch for the first time with the young and talented Dutch trumpet player Teus Nobel. A huge (positive!) surprise fell over him, as he noticed that Teus was of great value during the recording and composing process of several songs. After that collaboration, Jef even decided to take Teus with him on tour for the presentation of this last album, which resulted in an even closer relationship, both musically and as a friend.
After an invitation for a private show to perform as a duo a while ago, it became very obvious that they wanted to continue this duo, and present it on public stages, in Belgium, The Netherlands, and abroad. “Neve–Nobel” was born!
Today, some years later, they already performed more than 100 shows, in Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Australia, Canada,… and they keep on going! They just finished another leg of their tour, dedicated to the 100th birthday of the late Toots Thielemans. The duo-project presents a mix of compositions by themselves, as well as some cool jazz standards, alternated with stories and chats by those two funny and verbally strong gentlemen. They never stop to challenge and tease each other on stage, so much fun to watch and listen to!