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Jasper Høiby (Denmark) - double bass; Ivo Neame (UK) - piano; Anton Eger (Sweden/Norway) - drums.

Scandinavian/British jazz trio Phronesis have the ability to excite, inspire and move people in a way that few bands are able to do. Formed in 2005 by Danish double-bass player Jasper Høiby, their charismatic live performances have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide and prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise Magazine) to describe them as “the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST”.

In Spring 2016 Phronesis launched their sixth album ‘Parallax’ (recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London) with concerts at the 950-seater Cadogan Hall in London and at Jazzhouse in Copenhagen, plus tour dates in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and France. In the summer the trio were invited to perform at the opening of the Danish Olympic Pavilion in Rio, Brazil alongside dates at the prestigious SESC venues in São Paulo. September saw the trio returning to the studio in Germany to record Julian Argüelles’s arrangements of their compositions with the hr Frankfurt Radio Big Band. This album, titled ‘The Behemoth’, is due for release on March 31st 2017.

2015 “Ten years on the road, and Phronesis are established as one of the great trios. Three players, moving as one – head, heart and hands.” – London Jazz News. The trio began their tenth anniversary year with a 6-date Music Network tour of Ireland, followed by a spring tour in Germany and Switzerland. In May the trio performed their ‘Pitch Black’ project for a sold-out show at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, where Jazzwise described their “deep, almost uncanny empathy that stands them apart from any other piano trio in Europe.” In the summer, the band returned for the third time to the Canadian festival circuit, performing at Montreal and Vancouver Jazz Festivals. Following performances in Germany, Austria, the UK, Belgium, Luxembourg & the Ukraine in the autumn, the band recorded their sixth album ‘Parallax’ at the renowned Abbey Road studios in London. In November the trio celebrate their tenth anniversary at Sendesaal Frankfurt and the London Jazz Festival with a special project for which UK composer/arranger Julian Argüelles has created innovative arrangements of the trio’s compositions for performances by the Frankfurt Radio Big Band alongside Phronesis.

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“One of the most exciting bands on the planet today” JAZZWISE

”Look out for Phronesis - they might change your life!” SEAN RAFFERTY ('IN TUNE' BBC RADIO 3)

“...the most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz” THE TELEGRAPH

“The most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST” JON NEWEY (EDITOR JAZZWISE)

“Anyone who doubts there’s a UK jazz scene worth taking note of should listen to Phronesis, who are proof positive that we have bands that are worthy of jazz’s premier league right on our doorstep” BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE

“As the pile of talented and exciting piano trios continues to grow ever higher, it takes a very talented and exciting threesome to rise to the top and stay there

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Upcoming Shows

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Jan27Sun
Phronesis
Tivoli/vredenburg
Utrecht, Netherlands
Jan30Wed
Phronesis
Centre For Fine Arts - Bozar
Brussels, Belgium

Discography

We Are All

We Are All

Edition Records
2018

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Parallax

Parallax

Edition Records
2016

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Life To Everything

Life To Everything

Edition Records
2014

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Walking Dark

Walking Dark

Edition Records
2012

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Alive

Alive

Edition Records
2010

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Green Delay

Green Delay

Loop Records
2010

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