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Didier Verna

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 improvisation. At the age of 9, bored with playing without interruption the « Bolero de Ravel » on a plastic pad in order not to upset the neighborhood, he decides to try classical piano, which he will be practising for 2 years

Roots And Leaves

Label: Plaza Mayor
Released: 2016
Track listing: Old Times; Circulocentrique; Coconette; Hints, Tips, Tricks ’n Cheats; Vert de Blues; Monday Morning; Petite Mort; Mister Crusoe; Minor Nuisance; Maroc; YYAB.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Didier Verna @-quartet: Roots And Leaves

Read "Roots And Leaves" reviewed by Edward Blanco

French guitarist and composer Didier Verna delivers his second album as leader with the very audacious Roots and Leaves containing eleven original compositions ranging from contemporary traditional to funky, bluesy and even folky at times. A classically-trained pianist who at age eleven moved to the guitar as his preferred instrument, employs the fretless and three other ...

Roots And Leaves

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Old Times; Circulocentrique; Coconette; Hints, Tips, Tricks ’n Cheats; Vert de Blues; Monday Morning; Petite Mort; Mister Crusoe; Minor Nuisance; Maroc; YYAB.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Didier Verna: Roots and Leaves

Read "Roots and Leaves" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Don't judge a book a book by its cover or a recording by its first track. “Old Times" is certainly that, a paean to the swinging age of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France and guitarist Didier Verna displays his considerable talent with a nimble solo, as do each of the other members of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Didier Verna @-quartet: Roots And Leaves

Read "Roots And Leaves" reviewed by Chris Mosey

Parisian guitarist Didier Verna plays very much in the Pat Metheny tradition but with a sunny, melodic touch. His music is well thought out but never overly serious, with humor playing an important part in his compositions and improvisations. Roots And Leaves, the title of this, his second album, was chosen with care. ...

Roots and Leaves

Label: DVL Records
Released: 2014

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French Guitarist / Composer Didier Verna Releases His Second Album As A Leader

French Guitarist / Composer Didier Verna Releases His Second Album As A Leader

Backed by 3 of the most demanded musicians from the Paris Jazz scene (Laurent Epstein, piano / Yoni Zelnik, bass / David Georgelet, drums), French guitarist, singer and composer Didier Verna just released his new album as a leader: Roots and Leaves. Excerpt from the booklet: “Roots and Leaves... Roots are our foundation, our basis, our ...

@-quartet

Label: DVL Records
Released: 2006


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