Copenhagen-born bassist Jasper Høiby moved to London in 2000 to attend the Royal Academy of Music. In 2005 he created the trio Phronesis which has toured extensively in Europe and North America and won awards for ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ in Jazzwise and MOJO Magazines 2010 (Alive, Edition 2010) as well as a London Jazz Award for the trio's Pitch Black performance at Brecon Jazz festival 2012. Phronesis was also chosen for the IJFO's (International Jazz Festival Organisation) new talent support programme, which resulted in performances at eleven IJFO festivals between 2012 and 2014. The trio has recently won UK's Parliamentary Jazz Award for best Jazz Ensemble of the Year 2017 and are nominated for 'Composer of the Year' in the 2017 Danish Music Awards.
Høiby has also performed / recorded with a number of original artists, including Mark Guiliana, Django Bates, Shai Maestro, Julian Joseph, Kurt Elling, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Gwilym Simcock, Antonio Loureiro, Tom Arthurs, Mark Lockheart, Liam Noble, Julia Biel, Seb Rochford, Marius Neset, Kairos 4tet, Jim Hart and Ivo Neame. He has appeared at jazz clubs, concert halls and festivals across the world and in 2012 won the Copenhagen Jazz Festival's 'Young Spririt Award' alongside honorary award winners Jack DeJohnette and Palle Mikkelborg.
New and current Projects include: An Electro-Acoustic solo bass project, Jasper Høiby's FELLOW CREATURES featuring Laura Jurd (trumpet), Mark Lockheart (sax), Will Barry (piano) and Corrie Dick (drums), MALIJA, a drumless trio with saxophonist Mark Lockheart and pianist Liam Noble, an electro Acoustic Duo with Brazilian multi-instrumentalist Antonio Loureiro and PHRONESIS, recent album and project 'The Behemoth' - a Big Band recording with Frankfurt HR-BigBand with arrangements by Julian Arguelles released in late March 2017 on Edition Records.