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Phronesis

JASPER HØIBY – DOUBLE BASS IVO NEAME – PIANO ANTON EGER - DRUMS

'One of the most exciting bands on the planet!' – Jazzwise

With a reputation for spellbinding roller-coaster live performances, Parliamentary Jazz Award winners & twice MOBO- nominated Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide.

We Are All, the band’s eighth and newest studio album, (Edition records September 2018) offers plenty of emotional range and musical richness for committed Phronesis fans and new listeners alike. But in its title and scope, it also seeks to focus attention on an important message of togetherness and balance beyond the one they demonstrate on the bandstand.

“The musicians’ exceptional technical skills are completely integrated into the fascinating twists and turns of the music, which echoes everything from Liszt to early Soft Machine via bebop while still being unique in its conviction and sheer depth of content.” - BBC Music Magazine 5* (2018)

Formed in 2005, they have performed widely across Europe and taken their engaging grooves, irresistible rhythmic energy and breathtaking group interplay to concert stages and festivals across the world from Morocco to Brazil and Australia to North America (where the trio returned in the summer of 2017 for a tour of seven jazz festivals.)

In 2017 Phronesis released their seventh album, ‘The Behemoth’, recorded in Germany with the hr Frankfurt Radio Big Band - a special commissioned project to celebrate the band's tenth anniversary, for which composer/arranger Julian Argüelles created innovative big band arrangements of the trio’s compositions drawn from their entire back catalogue. These arrangements have been performed in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands including at North Sea Jazz Festival 2017.

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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

Date Detail Price
May3Fri
Phronesis
St John The Evangelist Church
Oxford, UK
£23
May5Sun
Syjo And Phronesis
Turner Sims
Southampton, UK
£9.00
May18Sat
Phronesis
La Cite Miroir
Liege, Belgium
Aug16Fri
Phronesis
Smida Park
Smida, Romania

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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