• Tuesday | 08.03.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12.50 Gene...

Winners of a Parliamentary Jazz Award 2010 and the accolade of Jazz Album of the Year from both Jazzwise and Mojo magazines for new CD Alive, Phronesis are now at the top of their game and one of most exciting piano trios currently playing in the world.

Phronesis have the ability to excite, inspire and move people in a way that few bands are able to do. Their debut album Organic Warfare was released in November 2007 on Loop Records, and charted in the US iTunes ‘top 100 selling albums’ for two months. Since the release of their second album Green Delay in 2009, Phronesis, led by Danish double‐bassist Jasper Høiby, have captured the hearts and minds of British audiences and developed a fierce reputation as one of the most formidable trios in the UK.

“This scorching live set fizzes with a post‐EST/Avishai Cohen‐style energy, replete with sunny Mediterranean Brazilian flourishes and depth‐charge basslines.
Time Out ****

“…the most electrifying experience to be had in British jazz.” Daily Telegraph

2010 has seen the trio gain increasing attention in Europe, with acclaimed performances at the Banlieues Bleues Festival in Paris, and the Copenhagen and North Sea Jazz Festivals. Whilst back in the UK, 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 alongside Brad Mehldau and John McLaughlin. Their charismatic live performances prompted Jon Newey (Editor of Jazzwise Magazine) to describe them as ‘the most exciting and imaginative piano trio since EST’.

Phronesis is:

Jasper Høiby – double bass
Ivo Neame – piano
Anton Eger – drums

This seated concert will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm. Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details