His first steps
This virtuous chilean jazz piano player, composer and arranger started his professional career very early. With only 14 years he started playing at the Hotel Carrera in Santiago de Chile.
He swiftly became one of the top secessionists in his country and participated in tv shows playing with artists like Miguel Bosé, Luis Jara or David Bisbal. He also was the official piano player of the renowned Viña del Mar Festival between 2.005 and 2.010, while recording with top local jazz artists like Christian Gálvez, Carlos Figueroa, Lamonart, Martina Lecaros or Andrés Pérez among others.
In 2.008 he was nominated to the “Altazor” awards, the most respected national arts contest in his native Chile.
His first studio record as bandleader, “Groovera”, arrived in 2.010, with the participation of his brother and father among many top players near Jorge Vera.
The leader path
After migrating to Spain he seeked to enhance his musical influences and started playing with top local artists like Patax, Paloma San Basilio, Luis Salinas, Rosario Flores, Jimmy Barnatan, Alaín Pérez or the Bob Sanz Big Band to mention some.
After years of evolving his music, in 2.016 he recorded his second record “Luz”, targeting his music to a more jazz centered production. Accompanied with great artists like Christian Gálvez.
This work will position Jorge Vera at a new level as a bandleader and is already attracting the attention of the european jazz scene, starting to develop his international career with concerts around the continent.
“Two essential but rare characteristics flourish in Jorge´s art. First his virtuosism and the the creativity pours on top of that. That grants him a versatility, the capacity to interpret any genre.
But as time went by I discovered his greatest virtue: the enthusiasm. I´ve seen few musicians enjoy so deeply what they do, regardless if he playing salsa, jazz, pop or a copla. For him, the act of playing is a moment for joy and the decisions he takes as a piano player during rehearsals and shows are afar of inertia or an automatized response. Knowing himself so much, he the can seek places he hasn´t been before and surprises you every time. This “infects” everyone sharing the stage with him, making us to take chances and exit our comfort zone. Giving each moment an aura of unrepeatable uniqueness.”
De La Purissima
“Jorge talks as he plays. He tell unknown magical stories that you never knew you wanted to know. He tell stories even when not playing, and gets the loud laugh out of you. A brilliant musician and an exquisite human being.”
“Jorge´s uprising has been the most interesting irruption in Spain´s instrumental landscape in many years.”
Jorge Pérez (Patax)