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JASPER HØIBY double bass

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 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 2013 Phronesis began the year touring in Australia, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and the UK. They returned to North America in the summer to perform at Montreal, Vancouver and Edmonton jazz festivals in Canada and Rochester Jazz Festival and the Jazz Standard NY in the USA. In September the trio toured on the West Coast of the USA for the first time, including two performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival, and in October they repeated their extraordinary ‘Pitch Black’ project for three shows in Belgium. The trio recorded their fifth album of brand new material, live in the round, over three sold out EFG London Jazz Festival performances in November. The album, titled ‘Life To Everything’ is due for release in April 2014 on Edition Records.

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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’. TELEGRAPH

‘The most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST’. JON NEWEY (EDITOR JAZZWISE)

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