The Phronesis, a Scandinavian/British trio of jazz musicians, have the ability to inspire, excite and move people like few other bands. Their charismatic live performances, led by Jasper Hoiby (Danish double bassist), have prompted Jon Newey (Editor Jazzwise Magazine) and others to call them ‘the most imaginative and exciting piano trio since EST. Phronesis gained a strong reputation in the UK as one of the most formidable trios and won the hearts and minds British audiences. They were nominated in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards for the Best Jazz Ensemble, and featured on Jazzwise Magazine’s front cover. The trio was also nominated at the 2010 MOBO Awards for the Best Jazz Act. The trio gained increasing popularity in Europe in 2010, with their acclaimed performances at the Banlieues Bleues Festival, Paris, North Sea Jazz Festivals, as well as the Brecon, Glasgow, and London Jazz Festivals in UK. The trio received a warm reception during their 2011 North American tour, which included the Montreal and Ottawa Jazz Festivals as well as the legendary Jazz Standard club in New York. The trio presented their ‘Pitch Black” project at the Brecon Jazz Festival in August 2011. This performance was in complete darkness and was praised by the Telegraph as an ‘unique, unmissable victory’. The ‘Pitch Black” performance was also repeated in Germany, and sold out at the London Jazz Festival 2011 in November. This project has been nominated by the trio for a London Jazz Award 2012. Alive (Edition), the third album by the trio, featuring guest drummer Mark Guiliana/Avishai Cohen/Meshell Ndegeocello, was released in July 2010. It received great critical acclaim. Jazzwise and MOJO Magazines selected it as the ‘Jazz Album Of The Year’. Phronesis will release their fourth album Walking Dark (Edition) in Spring 2012. This is the first album where all members of the band contributed to both the writing and the arrangement. The trio will be touring the UK, France, Spain, Belgium, Spain, and Germany in the wake of the album release. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, London, Jasper Hoiby, a Copenhagen-born bassist, founded Phronesis. The debut album Organic Warfare by Phronesis was released on Loop Records in November 2007. Their highly anticipated second album Green Delay, which was released in June 2009 on Loop Records, received critical acclaim by Jazzwise (who voted the album as one of their top 10 albums 2009).

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