Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Jasper Høiby’s jazz trio Phronesis, first live CD Alive (Edition) being chosen as ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ by both Jazzwise and Mojo magazines. The CD was recorded in March 2010 (at the Forge Arts Venue in London), and the critical acclaim that followed its release has catapulted the trio to the forefront of the European contemporary jazz scene. In addition, the trio were nominated for ‘Best Jazz Ensemble’ in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in April, featured on the front cover of Jazzwise Magazine in August and nominated for ‘Best Jazz Act’ in the prestigious 2010 MOBO awards in October, alongside Brad Mehldau and John McLaughlin. Phronesis have developed a fierce reputation for their exhilarating live shows this year, described by The Telegraph as “…the most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz”, with acclaimed performances at the Banlieues Bleues Festival in Paris, the Copenhagen and North Sea Jazz Festivals and Brecon, Glasgow and London Jazz Festivals in the UK. 2011 looks set to be another exciting year for the trio with plans for a fourth album recording and tours in North America, Germany and the UK.

2011 UK tour dates:
February 12 – Sherborne Jazz Club, Dorset
February 13 – St Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, Devon
February 14 – North Devon Jazz Club, Appledore, North Devon
February 15 – St Ives Jazz Club, Cornwall
February 17 – St Austell Brewery, Cornwall
February 18 – Brighton Jazz Club, East Sussex
March 8 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
March 11 – Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria
March 12 – The Vortex, London
March 24 – Bonington Theatre, Nottingham
March 25 – The Southbank Centre, London
March 31 – Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking, Surrey
April 1 – The Fleece, Colchester, Essex
April 2 – The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, Shropshire

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