Piet Verbist is double-bass player, composer and teacher. He studied bass at the academies of Ekeren and Turnhout and followed jazz clinics with John Clayton, Hein Van De Geijn and Riccardo Del Fra.
He studied for two years at the Antwerp Jazz-Studio with Dave Pike, Dennis Luxion and Hein Van De Geyn as teachers. In 1994 he obtained a first prize "performing jazz musician" at the conservatory of Brussels. In 1995 he attended master classes with Dave Holland.
During his well-filled career, he played with numerous musicians all over the world.
Verbist leads several bands that mainly play his compositions:
- Zygomatik: this project mixes jazz with rock, soul and funk. Two Cd’s were released: Zygomatik (’12) and Cattitude (’14)
- Mamutrio: Primal Existence (’16)
- Piet Verbist Quartet: Suite Réunion (’18). This Cd received international recognition with a rave review in the legendary Donwbeat Magazine (March ’19).
Verbist teaches jazz double-bass, combo and improvisation at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and De! Kunsthumaniora of Antwerp.