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Didier Verna

Didier Verna

Didier Verna is in quartet mode with his new CD @-quartet. Verna steps out in front with his beautifully melodic guitar playing and leads his gang of four through nine t…

After two years touring as a tenor with the Voice Messengers (a Paris vocal jazz big band), French guitarist, singer and composer Didier Verna comes back to his primary instrument, the guitar, leading a brand new group: the "@-quartet".

Accompanied by three of the most solicited sidemen from the Paris Jazz scene (Gilles Naturel on bass, Guillaume Naud on piano and David Georgelet on drums), Didier Verna offers a 100% original repertoire of contemporary, melodic jazz, in the vein of Pat Met …

Starting Friday March 2nd 2007, Italian Jazz fans can enjoy listening to French guitarist & composer Didier Verna's album "@-quartet" on The House of Blues Show (Radio Nova 93.5 Sorso SS).

See http://www.thobs.net
and http://records.didierverna.com

Born in 1970, Didier Verna gets quickly involved in music, since he enters conservatory at the age of 5 and studies music theory for 2 years. At the age of 7, he starts learning classical percussions while continuing his theoretical studies; an opportunity for him to discover group playing and enjoy his first on-stage experiences. From this first instrumental contact with music, he will keep a sense and love for rhythm that can be heard very clearly in his playing, whether in composition or in i …
French guitarist and composer Didier Verna's album "@-quartet" has been selected as the featured album of the week on Radioio Jazz from November 6th to 12th. It is now ranked first in the program director's favorites. Radioio Jazz is one of the top Jazz webradios around... Check out http://www.radioiojazz.com.