The JVT stands for a mix of pure swing, atmospheric jazz with influences from the north and acoustic pop with the necessary dose of groove. The three musicians have played together in the past on different projects and in varying line-ups. This year their musical paths cross again, with this trio and an atmospheric evening program as a result.
Jonas Veirman is a young jazz and pop singer and multi-instrumentalist who studied at the conservatories of Ghent and Gothenburg (Sweden).
He is a welcome guest with top orchestras and big bands, including the Royal Music Chapel of the Navy. He has already shared the stage with a wide range of musicians from the international jazz, pop and cabaret worlds, including Mark Turner, Roger Hodgson, Helmut Lotti, Lionel Beuvens, Hans Van Oost, Udo, Gunther Verspecht, Jan De Wilde, Eva De Roovere, and others.
He also lent his voice in the studio to some major productions. In recent years his voice has been heard in Disney’s The Lion King and the #LikeMe success series.
He likes to pass on his musical experiences to his students at HoGent, where he teaches singing and voice formation.
Didier Deruytter is a versatile musician of top level, a real ‘crack’ in his profession. As a pianist as well as with his voice he always manages to touch a sensitive string with the audience.
Didier has grown into a busy musician; you can already see him working on stage with Ozark Henry, The N.E.S.T., Franste, Barbara Dex, KOLT, Groove Mania, Soul City Band, ITCH, Sunny Side Up. He has toured Sweden, Germany, Egypt, France and the Netherlands.
He shares his musical knowledge with his students as a vocal and piano teacher.
Jelle Van Cleemputte came into contact with music at an early age. After years of experimenting on violin, piano, guitar and drum he found his real passion: the bass guitar and later the double bass. He graduated with great distinction at the Conservatory of Ghent and won prizes as a ‘promising student’. He studied with international greats, including Bart De Nolf, Nic Thys, Yannnick Peeters and Nathan Wouters, Victor Wooten, Charlie Haden, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Michael League, Roy Hargrove and Jeff Tain Watts.
Jelle performs live with artists such as Helmut Lotti, David Vandyck, Willy Sommers, Bert Van Renne, Dana Winner, Karree Konfituur, Straffen Toebak, etc.
He is also active as a studio musician for, among others, Niels Destadsbader, K3, Gunther Neefs and Zinger. Because of his broad musical background, Jelle also loves diverse projects: Les Bandits (gipsy swing), Re:Union (world), Elanor (balfolk), Bigband ’86 (jazz), Genius (tribute band ‘Genesis’), Marie-Antoinette (musical), Glorious Gentlemens Club (sixties cover band).
Jelle shares his passion with his students at various academies, where he teaches both bass guitar and double bass.
Partner(s) : Jonas Veirman