Nelson Veras

One of the world’s most original and highly regarded guitarists. Over the many years of his artistic activity, he developed his own unique style, combining classical guitar sound with jazz and Brazilian music.

Born in 1977 in Salvador, Brazil, residing from age 14 in Paris, he attracted much interest already as a 16-year-old, performing on the French television with Pat Metheny. In the same period, he set up his first band – a quartet featuring Eric Barret, Michel Benita, and Aldo Romano. Simultaneously he also performed in Palle Danielsson and Stefano Di Battista’s ensemble and in Michel Petrucciani’s Young Lions sextet. At 20 he was one of the three winners of the prestigious Prêmio de Música Brasileira.

His debut CD Nelson Veras, released under Label Bleu in 2003, featured Magic Malik, Harmen Fraanje, and Stéphane Galland as guest musicians. So far, Veras has recorded five albums as bandleader, and appeared on more than 50 others as a sideman. He has played with such musicians as Richard Galliano, Manu Katché, Gary Peacock, Mark Turner, Gary Thomas, Greg Osby, Steve Coleman, Jonathan Kreisberg, Rick Margitza, Billy Cobham, Jon Faddis, Johnny Griffin, Mokhtar Samba, Toninho Horta, David Virelles, Gerald Cleaver, Tomasz Stańko.

The artist gives concerts and teaches workshops worldwide. He is a lecturer at two Parisian schools: the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse and the American School of Modern Music.

Phot. Bartek Barczyk
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