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Mimi Verderame
Information Discography Concerts schedule
Instrument(s) Drums, Guitar, Composer, Arranger
Date of birth July 3, 1958
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 Current bands

Mimi Verderame Quartet (Leader)      The Belgium Jazz Big Band (Leader)
Mimi Verderame quintet (Leader)      Village Big Band (Leader)
t-unit5 - Streaming Tristano (Sideman)      Pierre Anckaert quintet & Brussels Chamber Orchestra (Sideman)
Pierre Anckaert / Tom Van Dyck 4-tet (Sideman)      Mimi Verderame / Tom Van Dyck Duo (Sideman)
Kurt Van Herck Trio (Sideman)      Kristen Cornwell "Duke Ellington's Sound of Love" (Sideman)
Jan de Haas vibes quartet (Sideman)      Histrylogie (Sideman)
Gino Lattuca Quartet (Sideman)      Gilles Repond Quintet (Sideman)
Chapuis Street Big Band (Sideman)      Carlo Nardozza quartet (Sideman)



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Of Italian origin, as of tender age he shows great interest in drums. Already at age 6 he studies the basics and at age 9 has his first appearance on stage, with the "les Rebelles Du Rhythme", led by... his father.

At age 14 he enters the Liège music academy and at the same time has his first experiences in the recording studios.

It is a year later that he discovers his other passion, the guitar, which he learns to play while listening, for hours, to the great names of jazz. This enabled hism to compose and make arrangements for the Belgian radio and television for various singers and big bands.

At age 17 he does his first steps in jazz with a great master - sax player Jacques PELZER. Immediately Mimi VERDERAME distinguishes himself a an outstanding and talented musicians.
His qualities put him in a central place within the jazz scene and he finds himself playing with Steve HOUBEN, John RUOCCO, Toots THIELEMANS, Larry SCHNEIDER, Eef ALBERS, Gino LATTUCA, Fabrice ALLEMAN, Nathalie LORIERS, Philip CATHERINE, singer MAURANE, etc....

In 1996 he formed his own septet, the "JAZZ ADDICTION BAND".
In April '2000, the band releases its first album, "NICE CAP" (LYRAE 200021-C).
JAZZ ADDICTION has also won the '99 Nicolas Dor Prize as the best Belgian concert of the '99 edition of the Jazz à Liège Festival, awarded by the PAB/BAP, the Belgian Artistic Promotion of Sabam, the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers.

Mimi VERDERAME released another new CD in September '99. Titled "Game Over", it was recorded with a quartet composed of Eric LEGNINI (piano), Bart DE NOLF (bass) and Italian alto sax player Rosario GIULIANI, who won the Europ' Jazz Contest in Hoeilaart.

Note that Mimi VERDERAME is also an excellent guitar player. He can be heard a.o. on the "Hommage à René THOMAS" CD and on his JAZZ ADDICTION BAND CD "Nice Cap".

Recently, Mimi played in duo with saxophonist Tom Van Dijck..

SEE MIMI VERDERAME's BANDS :

ADDITIONAL DISCOGRAPHY
(See top of page for main discography)

Ivan PADUARTAFTER TOUCHB.SHARP 1990
Mimi VERDERAMESPEED LIMITB. SHARP 1990
Nathalie LORIERSNYMPHÉASIGLOO 1992
MANSIONAPPELLATION D'ORIGINE FRANÇAISEAMOUR 1993
Ivan PADUART TURQUOISEB.SHARP 1994
PAPAGAYOAMAZONE
Pierre BODSONROUGE
MANSION NO TIME TO LOOSE
Stéphane MARTINISPANISH FRIENDS

In the past, was also involved in the following bands:
Jazz Addiction Band      Papagaio
Mimi Verderame Quartet      Mimi Verderame Quartet
Jan de Haas Quintet      Guy Cabay & Li Grand Cayon
Gino Lattuca Quintet      Now then and again
Phil Abraham Quartet      Pascal Mohy Trio (old version)
Tom Van Dyck Quartet      Philip Catherine Trio

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