MILAN VERBIST

JAZZ PIANIST

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Concert Agenda November/December 2023

Upcoming Concerts with Piet Verbist Flamenco Jazz Summit

Very happy to announce four more concerts in Malaga (ES), Antwerp, Lokeren and Heist-op-den-Berg! The concert on 15/12/2023 will be a live audio/video captation.

3 upcoming trio concerts in September and November 2023! 

I would like to announce these three concerts in the coming months. All info can be found by clicking on the link on the 'concerts' page of my website!

Upcoming concerts with Trio Verbist/Baars/Lagatie (September-December 2023)

We're very happy to announce these nine concert dates across the country from September to December. We hope to see you somewhere! Head over to the 'concert' page of my website for more information and full concert agenda!

Concerts coming up in May 2023

We've got some concerts coming up at the end of this month with Trio Verbist/Baars/Lagatie!

We hope to see you somewhere:

For the concert at Vagant, contact devagant.antwerpen@gmail.com for free reservations, for the concert at JazzZolder, visit www.jazzzolder.be.

Welcome!

Release concert video 'De Twintigers' (13/3/23)

Today, the concert video is released on VRT MAX. Click here to listen on YouTube! I'll also be in the spotlight at Radio Klara this week:

- in Music Matters, Monday until Thursday around 12h30

- on Friday 17/3 the concert will be broadcast on Klara + interview

- Portrait video

De Twintigers: 10 young promising musicians on Klara in 2023

I'm very happy to announce I am selected as one of ten young musicians in VRT Klara's 'De Twintigers 2023'. I recorded a concert at VRT's Studio Toots with Tristan Baars (double bass) and Arne Lagatie (drums) in the beginning of February. It will be released online (VRT MAX) on the 13th of March 2023. That same week, I will be interviewed on Klara! I'm looking forward to share all of this with you, I'm really grateful for this opportunity! I'll keep you posted. (13/2/23)


Milan Verbist invites Bert Joris

I'm very happy to announce I'll be playing with Bert Joris at Izzy Jazz Club, Bruges on 3rd of March 2023. The concert starts at 20h. Info & tickets.

Line up:

Bert Joris: trumpet

Milan Verbist: piano

Piet Verbist: double bass

Jesse Dockx: drums


Thanks to Kobe Gregoir for booking us!


Jazz Middelheim 2022

We had an amazing concert at Jazz Middelheim with 'Flight of the Black Zebra ft. Jakob Bro'. It was such an amazing experience to play with Jakob Bro and to play at this legendary festival in my hometown Antwerp.

Review from Knack Focus (in dutch):

Flight of the Black Zebra feat. Jakob Bro (***)

'Ook dit jaar zette Jazz Middelheim een project op het getouw met studenten van het Antwerpse conservatorium. Mentor van dienst: gitarist Jakob Bro. De minzame Deen kwam in mei naar ons land om enkele dagen te brainstormen met Cedric De Lat (trompet), Milan Verbist (piano), Jasper De Roeck (contrabas) en Simon Van Brandt (drums).

Projecten als deze kunnen al eens tegenvallen: sommige studenten bevriezen door de stress, soms deugen de composities niet. Net daarom was deze editie een uitschieter. Trompettist De Lat kreeg de ondankbare taak om in de schoenen van Bro's trompetbroeder Tomasz Stanko te staan, maar hij deed het met verve. De gelegenheidsband wist de typische ECM-sound van klaterende bergbeekjes uitstekend te vatten. En Bro? Zijn gitaar klonk naar goede gewoonte als een oude radio die van Radio Luxembourg naar Radio Zagreb en terug wordt gedraaid, eindeloos inventief met zijn gelaagde sounds. Well done, chaps, well done.' (Knack Focus)

June 2022: I Graduated!

In june 2022, I played my graduation concert at the 'Kleine Zaal' in DeSingel. After five years of studying at the Royal Conservatoire in Antwerp, I was really happy to play this final concert with Tristan Baars (double bass) and Arne Lagatie (drums). There are some video's, which you can find here!

Playing at Jazz Middelheim 2022 with Jakob Bro!

I'm very happy to announce I'll be playing at Jazz Middelheim on 15/8/2022 with 'Flight of the Black Zebra' featuring the one and only Jakob Bro!

Line up: Jakob Bro (guitar), Cedric De Lat (trumpet), Milan Verbist (piano), Jasper De Roeck (double bass), Simon Van Brandt (drums)

Antwerp Jazz Orchestra olv. Bert Joris, feat. Chris Potter

In april 2022, I'll join the Antwerp Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Bert Joris and with special guest Chris Potter! We'll play three concerts in Belgium and the Netherlands:

Welcome!

Cobalt Trio: 2nd place in '7 Virtual Jazz Club'!

I'm really happy and honored to announce that Cobalt Trio won the 2nd place in the 2021 edition of the '7 Virtual Jazz Club'! I submitted the track Milan's Blues.

I'm looking forward to enjoy the prizes, together with my fellow band members Wolf De Backer (bass) and Klaas De Somer (drums).

Solo Transcriptions & Lead Sheets For Sale!

In the past years, I made a lot of transcriptions: lead sheets, solo's... They are for sale on my payhip account, which you can find here! More sheets will be added regularly!

Solo Piano January & February 2022

I'll be playing solo piano concerts at Horse's Tale Coctailbar in Hasselt on 6/1, 13/1, 20/1, 27/1, 3/2 and 24/2. Sets at 20h, 21h and 22h. Free entrance and amazing coctails. Welcome!

Verbist & Zn. @ AMOR

I'll be playing at AMOR (Antwerp) with Piet Verbist (bass) and Toon Van Dionant (drums) on Friday 19/11/2021. More info & tickets.

Streaming Concerts

24/1/2021

I'll be playing three online streaming concerts in February and March! 
You can find all the dates and links at the 'concerts' page of my site.

You can rewatch the streaming with the Blue Bop Quintet here, the streaming with Verbist-Verbist here and the streaming with Cobalt Trio here.

28 October: Blue Bop Quintet @ De Nieuwe Vrede

29/10/2020

On 28/10/20, the Blue Bop Quintet in the concert hall of 'De Nieuwe Vrede' in Berchem, Antwerp. 

Here you can find some video's of the concert.


 ← The band logo (designed by Jennifer Bogaert)

Blue Bop Quintet: West End Blues

5/10/2020

With the Blue Bop Quintet, we recorded the song West End Blues for deSingel! The song was first recorded in 1928. Our version is inspired by the version of Louis Armstrong. The reason for this recording was the retirement of Jerry Aerts, the General Manager of deSingel since 1991. Enjoy! 

Kwaadham Sessions

23/8/2020

I played a solo set on a beautiful Fazioli grand piano, during the 'KwaadHam Sessions': two weekends of solo piano concerts at 'Quatre Mains Klaviercentrum' in Ghent.

I'm very thankful for the opportunity to play at such a nice place and on a first class piano!

Jazz in Times of Corona...

26/3/2020

I was invited to play on these 'Stay Home Sessions', an idea of guitarist Ben Van Bortel:

 Segment (w/ Ben Van Bortel & Jasper De Roeck)

Moonglow (w/ Seba Colson, Tobias Volckaert, Ben Van Bortel & Jasper De Roeck)