10.30.14Phronesis November touring

Hello Everyone,
Just thought I’d update you all and let you know what has and what will be happening for Phronesis since it’s been a while.

We had an incredible time visiting Brazil in August followed by a short trip to Morocco a couple of weeks later. Brazil has been a mysterious dream of mine since I was exposed to its music a long time ago and it lived up to all my expectations. In Belo Horizonte we attended a concert with a septet + orchestra led by Rafael Martini and the music was inspiring, energetic, groovy, beautiful, soulful and so fresh! We got to do a few masterclasses in Rio and met some lovely young, talented and keen students but also a woman who was 98 years old (!) and in Sau Paulo we got to check out some great local talents playing traditional samba too which was just unbelievable. That music is some of the most uplifting I have witnessed for a very long time and the people are amongst the most generous I have ever met.

In Morocco we played a great festival called Jazz Au Chellah which took place outside on one big stage in front of a sold out enthusiastic and buzzing crowd.

In just a couple of days we will be playing in Rotterdam, there’s some cool music going on there and Avishai Cohen is playing the same day that we are, so I’m looking forward to that!
Soon after we have three dates in the UK (Watermill, RWCMD and Wolverhampton Arena) followed by a gig in Paris at the Duc Des Lombards, and in Brussels at Flagey.

Please come and join us or feel free to let your friends know!

Upcoming Phronesis Dates below and full details on the gigs page.

2nd Nov – Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam
13th Nov - Watermill, Dorking UK
14th Nov – RWCMD, Cardiff UK
15th Nov - Wolverhampton Arena, UK
27th Nov - Duc des Lombards, Paris
28th Nov - Flagey, Brussels

More gigs in Germany and Finland in December but we'll let you know about that soon.
Jasper, Ivo and Anton

07.05.14Phronesis Summer gigs

Hello Everyone

So… a great deal has happened in the world of Phronesis since the last update. We have had an amazing tour in the UK as well as a few gigs abroad so here’s a massive thank you (!) to all of you who made it out to hear us. The plan is to make some kind of tour diary with pictures from all the gigs and places we go, so any of you who want to see more of what happens, stay tuned for that.

Today, July 5th, is gonna be special as we will be playing at Love Supreme just outside of Brighton, along with a whole load of other great musicians. As far as I have heard, this is the Glastonbury of Jazz Festivals, which obviously sounds amazing in my world anyway!

On July 10th we will be playing at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. This festival is incredible for so many reasons. There are more than 1200 gigs in 100 venues over 10 days, so basically amazing music everywhere around the city!
Also, we are playing some exciting gigs at North Sea Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts jazz club and Jazz Middleheim.

Here’re our summer dates up until August - see the gigs page for full details.

5th – Love Supreme Jazz Festival
10th – Copenhagen Jazz Festival
11th – North Sea Jazz Festival
5th – Ronnie Scotts
6th – Ronnie Scotts
15th – Jazz Middleheim
20th – 30th Brazil (Yes that’s right - the country (!!!) I’ll be back to tell you more about it…)

Jasper, Ivo and Anton

01.30.14Phronesis ‘Life to Everything’ Spring Tour, 2014

Hello Everybody,
Phronesis has some very exciting (!!!) news to share with you so I’m gonna cut right to the chase.

As we are releasing our coming album ‘Life to Everything’ on April 7th there are some concerts I’d like you to know about.
We’ll be playing a launch gig at Copenhagen Jazzhouse in Denmark on May 7th followed by an album launch tour playing some great venues (Union Chapel Londoners on May 29th!! :) all around the UK (including Belfast), plus Elb Jazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany. See below.
More dates will be announced soon so keep an eye out on the website or facebook page.

Can’t wait to share the new album with you all!

Hope everyone is safe and sound and looking forward to seeing you out there!
With Love,
Jasper, Ivo and Anton

April/May Tour Dates (see gigs page for full details).

24th April 2014 –Jazzahead, Bremen, Germany
7th May 2014 – Album Launch, Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark
20th May 2014 – Norfolk and Norwich Festival at Diss Corn Hall, UK
23rd May 2014 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
24th May 2014 – Elb Jazz Festival, Hamburg, Germany
27th May 2014 – Sage Gateshead, UK
28th May 2014 – RNCM, Manchester, UK
29th May 2014 – Union Chapel, London, UK
30th May 2014 – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast UK
31st May 2014 – Town Hall, Birmingham, UK

(UK TOUR produced by Serious Events Ltd.)
Further dates to be announced.

Please join or check us out here if you like:

And of course go to Edition Records website to pre-order the album! :)

Pre-order - http://editionrecords.bandcamp.com/album/life-to-everything
Artist Page - http://www.editionrecords.com/artists/phronesis/
Life to Everything Page - http://www.editionrecords.com/releases/life-to-everything/

01.01.14Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone,

I’m writing to you from Copenhagen, Denmark, while Anton is away in Thailand and Ivo is with friends and family in the UK. Just wanted to express a heartfelt and gracious thank you on behalf of all three of us, to all of YOU, who have again helped out and supported us along the way through another year of adventures.

It’s been mind-blowing to go as far away as Australia only to confirm that physical distances really don't mean anything when it comes to the way that music can connect people.

We got to finish 2013 off in style, with a live recording of three packed and buzzing concerts at the Cockpit Theatre for the London Jazz Festival, and as a result our 5th album came into being. 'Life To Everything' will be released on April 7th and we can't wait to share it with you!

2014 has some exciting new things coming up for Phronesis, with a European tour in May and June, which includes our album launch at Copenhagen Jazzhouse on 7th May - we’ll be sure to let you know all the details in good time. Before that we have been chosen to appear at Jazzahead in Bremen, Germany on April 24th as a part of the Danish jazz showcase, (www.jazzahead.de).

Otherwise Phronesis wish you all a brilliant new year and all the best.
With love,
Jasper, Anton and Ivo

10.12.13Phronesis at the Bimhuis + exclusive Pitch Black Concerts this week!

Hello Everyone,

So we went to the States and it was totally awesome! (I’m not just kidding it actually was just that – awesome!)

Playing at Monterey Jazz Festival was a dream come true and it was an amazing experience getting to see some beautiful bits of this vast country. Places like Euruka, Seattle, Cape May and Old Lyme, although so very different, all had their own special things to offer. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us along the way we are overwhelmed and grateful with the feedback from our concerts and the hospitality you bestowed upon us.

Anyway, now for our next adventure.. We have a bunch of exciting and special concerts in Holland and Belgium this week, starting at one of my favorite venues in the world - the Bimhuis in Amsterdam on October 17th, followed by three concerts performed in ‘Pitch Black’ darkness across Belgium.

Please come and join us if you can or tell anyone who you think might enjoy it.
Dates are below.

Hope to see you out there soon.



Thursday 17th October 2013
Phronesis @ The Bimhuis
Piet Heinkade 3
1019 BR Amsterdam
time: 8.30pm
tel: 020 - 788 2188


Friday 18th October 2013
(NB: this performance will take place in complete darkness).
Handelsbeurs Concertzaal
Kouter 29
9000 Ghent
Time: 20:15
T +32 (0)9 265 91 65 (box office)

Saturday 19th October 2013
(NB: this performance will take place in complete darkness).
Cultuurcentrum De Spil
H. Spilleboutdreef 1
8800 Roeselare
T +32 (0)51 265 700

Sunday 20th October 2013
(NB: this performance will take place in complete darkness).
Bondgenotenlaan 21,
3000 Leuven
tel. 016 23 84 27
Time: 20.00

09.12.13Back to the US!

Hello Everyone,

So pleased to let you know that Phronesis are going back to the US again already!
We had a great time playing in both Canada and the US in late June/early July this year at some really special venues and to some really amazing people.
This time we’ll be mainly on the west coast kicking off with Monterey Jazz Festival (!!!) on the 22nd of September. Dates and details are on the gigs page .
Please tell any music lovers you know who might be interested across the pond.

More news coming soon about additional European dates and our live recording in London during the London Jazz Festival…

Meanwhile, here's a link to an interview and some music from our recent gig at Montreal Jazz Festival

Hope you are all well,
Love Jasper

04.30.13Phronesis live album recording!

Hello lovely people,
So there's some very exciting news that I have to share with you.
We have finally put together a plan for the recording of our fifth album! It will be a live recording and will take place at The Cockpit in London as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. We will be playing two shows in the round, in association with the Jazz In The Round series, on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November. I hope that you will join us on this adventure as we document some new and fresh music.

You can book your tickets here: http://thecockpit.org.uk/show/phronesis_in_the_round

Before then we'll be busy globe-hopping and playing a bunch of amazing venues and festivals all over the place.. Greece, America, Canada, Spain, France, Norway, Finland, UK (yay!), Holland and Belgium. So there you go! I'll get back to my practice :)
Love Jasper

03.19.13Phronesis Spring Tour, Europe, QEH and Gateshead International Jazz Festival..

Hello Lovely People,

If you have seen any of our recent pictures on facebook you probably just think they look like Phronesis on a casual holiday :) but whilst we did manage to squeeze some time off into our programme, we were mostly busy playing music and traveling around Australia! It was an amazing experience and we met lots of nice new people and were treated so well by everyone.
We had an amazing time playing in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne so big thanks to everyone who told their Australian friends and relatives to come and support us - it totally worked!

We have now started on our 2013 Spring Tour and have already played 4 very enjoyable dates in Germany and Switzerland at some really great venues.

We’ll continue on March 20th at the legendary jazz club Montmartre in Copenhagen followed by some other dates in Scandinavia and Turkey, eventually leading us to the UK, where we’ll be playing at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds, the Gateshead Jazz Festival at the Sage and our biggest show yet at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London - if you haven’t already booked then please join us and come along! All details are on the gigs page.

I’ve written a piece about the Queen Elizabeth Hall concert and special lineup for London Jazz News and you can read it on this link http://www.londonjazznews.com/2013/02/jasper-hiby-previews-phronesis-and.html
I’m incredibly proud and excited to be playing with all these amazing musicians and great friends on the same stage on the same night.

Hope to see you all out there very soon!
By the way it's summer soon so hang in there! :)

Love, Jasper

Upcoming gig dates -

March 20th JAZZHUS MONTMARTRE Copenhagen DENMARK 8pm
March 21st GODSET Kolding DENMARK 8pm
March 27th SALON IKSV Istanbul TURKEY 9.30pm
April 3rd THE APEX Bury St Edmunds UK 8pm
April 5th QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL London UK 7.30pm
April 7th GATESHEAD INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - (Double bill with Iain Ballamy and Stian Carstensen (The Little Radio) Gateshead UK 8pm

(More summer dates announced soon!)

12.23.12Happy New Year!

Hello Everyone,
Just a last email this year to wish you all a great holiday time and a happy new year. It’s been such an amazing year for the trio with the release of our fourth album Walking Dark, a great album launch show to a packed out Kings Place and great gigs in Spain, Germany, France, Romania, Ireland, Turkey, Denmark and of course the UK. Just thinking about all those experiences make me smile and it’s been such a pleasure to take this music to new places and share what we have been brewing for all that time in the UK.

Next year will bring a whole bunch of exciting things for us.
It all kicks off in February and March where we’ll be playing a tour that includes Australia for the first time ever! We’ll be playing Perth, Sydney and Melbourne followed by a European Tour including dates in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Turkey and Belgium. This tour will end with a great gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on April 5th, 2013 which will include some of my favourite people and music creators of all time - Olivia Chaney, Dave Maric and Jim Hart.
Later in the year we're looking forward to returning to North America in June/July - USA and Canada dates to follow, so watch this space!

Thank you so much everyone for all your support and encouragement, it’s absolutely priceless and I feel humbled and grateful for it!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

11.11.12invitation-only Phronesis gig this week!

Hello Lovely People,

Just thought I’d drop you a quick line to let you know about a special late night gig Phronesis are doing during this years London Jazz Festival.

This Thursday, 15th November at Pizza Express in Dean Street, Soho at 11.45pm, we’ll be playing an invitation-only, one-hour set for family and friends of Phronesis to try out some new material live for the first time. And, (this is the awesome bit), we’re able to give away 20 FREE tickets on a first-come first-served basis. To YOU! Wanna come?!!

What you have to do - Send your ticket request to
sue@sueedwardsmanagement.com - maximum of 2 tickets per person, and we’ll let you know if you’re one of the first 20 to reply and on the list.
This will be the only time we’re playing in London before our Queen
Elizabeth Hall performance on 5th April 2013 so hope to see you there!
If you can’t make it or don’t manage to get a ticket for Thursday then book now for the Queen Elizabeth Hall show! Details on the gigs page.

In other news, at the end of the month, we have a short tour in the following places:

Wed 28th Nov – Le Flagey, Brussels, Belgium
Thu 29th Nov - Muziek Podium Zeeland, the Netherlands
Sat 1st Dec – North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford, UK (NB. There are very few tickets remaining for this one so book soon!)
Sun 2nd Dec – The Komedia, Brighton, UK
Full details on the gigs page.

And finally, we’ll soon be able to announce our Australian tour dates for next February, so watch this space!

Love Jasper

09.11.12Spain and Cork!

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all had some time off this summer and a chance to spend some quality time with the people you love and a chance to recharge your batteries before everything kicks off again. I know I have and I feel much better for it.

Thought I’d let you know about our next few gigs coming up.
I’m extremely excited to be playing in Spain again this week. We’ve already had the pleasure a couple of times and it’s been great everytime and the reception has
been overwhelming, so now we are back!

Thursday 13th September
Phronesis @ Jimmy Glass Jazz Club
Calle Baja 28,
del Carmen
Valencia 46003 SPAIN
Tel: +34 900 00 00 00
tickets €14

Friday 14th September
Phronesis @ Mercat de
Música Viva de Vic
Carpa Vermella
Vic, 08500 SPAIN
tickets €12/€10

Also, Ireland has been giving us a kind reception and we’ll be playing there again at Cork Jazz Festival in October :)

Saturday 27th October
Phronesis @ Cork Jazz Festival
Triskel @
Tobin Street

Apart from that we are all busy writing new stuff for next year and I’m really
excited about it! We’ll be performing some new things in the Queen Elizabeth
Hall at the Southbank Centre, London next year on April 5th and it would be great if you could make it. Thank you to everyone who has already bought their tickets and to those of you who haven’t - please come and join us! All booking details on the gigs page.

Hope you are all well - lots of love,

07.04.12Copenhagen Jazz Festival and London Jazz Award

Hello everyone,
There’s some news I’d like to share with you all.

Phronesis will be performing at the Copenhagen Jazzhouse on Sunday the 15th of July. There are a few reasons why this is a really exciting opportunity for me. First of all Jazzhouse is a place where I used to go and listen to some amazing music when I first got into jazz. I remember seeing Roy Haynes with his trio there before moving to London (yes it’s a long time ago now) and I was absolutely blown away. This gig, along with a few others, convinced me that I wanted to take up the double bass and now, 10 years later, we are finally headlining there with Phronesis and I can’t wait! Secondly, Copenhagen is where I grew up and is the home of family and old friends, so it’s a rare chance to perform to some of those people. While I’m quite frankly overwhelmed by all the positive feedback and recognition we have had worldwide so far, Denmark is still on my list of places to take our music further and this is the perfect opportunity for us to do so.
So, in order to make this evening as special as I think it’s going to be I need YOU to tell everyone you think might enjoy it to come along.

Also, a big thanks to everyone who voted for us at the London Awards for Art and Performance - we won in the jazz category! Check out the full list of nominees and winners here: http://londonfestivalfringe.com/general/2012nominations/

Finally, we have a few other great gigs coming up in July:

7th July
Istanbul Jazz Festival, Turkey

15th July
Copenhagen Jazz Festival

18th July
Vitoria Jazz Festival, Spain

23rd July
The National Concert Hall, Dublin

24th July
Sligo Jazz Festival, Ireland

Hope to see you all in the very near future.


05.22.12Walking Dark album launch at King's Place, London

Hello Everyone,
Just a quickie to let you know the latest Phronesis news..

We are now halfway through our Walking Dark album launch tour and it's been going really well. The response from everyone has been overwhelming and so many people have made the effort to come out and join us for the gigs so far, so THANK YOU!! :)

The great news is that our London Album Launch concert at Kings Place on Saturday 26th has sold out, so they have moved our show from Hall Two to fantastic Hall One! That means that there are now additional tickets available, so I thought I'd try to get you along for this one as it's a big deal and it would be great to see you there! Plus it's the last chance to see the band in the UK for a while, as most of our gigs this summer are abroad.


If you are anywhere outside London (but still in the UK) you might be able to make one of the following this week.

23th - Gwyn Hall in Neath - http://www.gwynhall.co.uk/en/event-2276
24th - Watermill Jazz Club in Dorking - http://www.watermilljazz.co.uk/whats_on_may.htm
25th - Fleece Jazz in Colchester - http://www.dovbear.co.uk/fleece/

Hope to see you out there!

04.14.12Walking Dark album launch tour

Hello Everyone,

Everything Phronesis is going amazingly well these days and we are in the middle of what looks like our busiest year so far. I'm writing this just before our gig tonight at the C-mine festival in Genk, Belgium following two great experiences at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam and in Duisburg, Germany over the last two days.
'Walking Dark' has finally hit the shops and we are soon embarking on our May tour in the UK to launch the album. There are also two special launch gigs at the Duc Des Lombards in Paris on May 21st and 22nd to celebrate the album release in France on May 23rd.

Later in the summer we will be playing at Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain, at the Green Hours Jazz Festival in Romania, Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany, Sligo in Ireland and Istanbul and Copenhagen Jazz Festivals too... Pheeeeew! :)

Check the gigs page for upcoming dates.

I'm so pleased with all the feedback so far from the new album and I can't wait to share the new material with you all at a gig in the near future :)

Hope to see you out there,
Jasper / Phronesis

02.08.12February 2012

A belated happy new year to you all, I hope you are all doing good and staying positive in this cold climate :)
There’re some things I have to tell you about.
First of all I just returned from Copenhagen where I received an honorary 'Young Spirit' award from the Copenhagen Jazz Festival!!! The award will result in a gig this summer with Phronesis at the Copenhagen Jazz Festival and I will have the chance to invite some guests and expand on the lineup. I haven't decided exactly what's gonna happen yet but I have some ideas already :)

Before I bang on about Phronesis news in usual style I just want to let you know that the one and only Ivo Neame is playing a very special gig this week with his 5tet + three wind instruments. The lineup is:
Ivo Neame – piano
Tori Freestone – sax and flute
Jim Hart – vibes
Myself – bass
Dave Hamblett – drums
Jason Yarde – sax
Shabaka Hutchings – sax and clarinet
Jon Shenoy – clarinet

It's at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London on February 10th.

PHRONESIS are doing well and we are all gearing up and getting ready to share the new album with you all. Our 4th album ‘Walking Dark’ has finally been sent to print and I’m so excited to see the real thing finished and ready!

The UK release is on April 2nd (German release in March), and we are launching it with a European tour in March/April and a UK tour throughout May. If you can’t wait for this and you're in London, then come to the Vortex on 15th of February, where we will be playing next, or, for those of you who never make it out because of the kids (my friends, you know who you are :) we have set up a family lunchtime gig at the Hideaway on Feb 19th starting at 2pm. These dates are below (and tour dates on the gigs page) and I hope to see you out there at one of them soon.

Ups, I almost forgot - please pretend we are your favorite jazz group of all time and go and vote for us here: http://www.jazzservices.org.uk/index.php/appjag-form-2012
Thank you!


Two rare London shows before Phronesis embark on their European tour!

Wednesday 15th Feb 2012
Phronesis @ the Vortex
Tel: 020 7254 4097
11 Gillett Square

Sunday 19th Feb 2012
Phronesis @ the Hideaway
Tickets £10, Doors 12pm, Lunch 1pm, Music 2pm
(2 sets, approximate finish 4.30pm)
2 Empire Mews Stanthorpe Road
Streatham London SW16 2ED
Telephone 020 8835 7070
A rare chance to bring your children to see Phronesis live!
Children under 16 are admitted free of charge – all we ask is that youngsters are old enough or well behaved enough to enjoy the show quietly without causing a disturbance (while booking please consider number of adults and state the children in the comments).

12.23.11Happy holidays!

Hello Everyone,
I can't believe that another year has gone past so fast!
It's been an exceptionally exciting one for Phronesis and in many ways it seems like the beginning of a new chapter for us.
We have been very lucky and have started playing abroad more regularly and it's such a pleasure to bring the music to a new audience who haven't heard our music yet.

The fourth and next Phronesis album 'Walking Dark' is now recorded and will be released in Spain in February, Germany and France in March and UK and the rest of the world in April 2012.
There will be launch gigs in conjunction with the European release dates including an extensive UK tour in May, and all dates will be announced next month.

Let me take this opportunity to thank you all for all the fantastic support and encouragement. It's a cliche but we wouldn't have made it this far without you :)
Can't wait to share all the new sounds with you, but for now, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year.

Jasper / Phronesis

10.04.11Phronesis - St George's, Turner Simps and Wayne Shorter

Hello Everybody,
I hope this finds you well. Things are great here but I have been too busy to write for a while which I guess is a good thing ey? :)

I didn't even get to tell you about our fantastic experience of playing in complete darkness at Brecon Jazz festival so thanks to everyone who made the effort and found out, that was a bit of an 'eyeopening' gig for us all and we had an amazing time. We'll be playing our next 'Pitch Black' gig at the Purcell Room during the London Jazz Festival in November so please come along!

Apart from that we have just been in Europe, playing three gigs (Rotterdam, Munsterland and Bremen) which were all very enjoyable and we are soon off again to Belgium and Serbia so stay tuned!

Here's a link for our next few..

St Georges in Bristol this Thursday:
Plus a nice little write up by Jon Turney: http://bristoljazzlog.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/gig-of-the-week-phronesis-st-georges-oct-6/


Turner Sims in Southampton this Friday:

And then of course warming up for the almighty Wayne Shorter Quartet on Saturday! - http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=11354

Wow, I'm so looking forward to it!
Hope to see you out there soon.
Jasper / Phronesis

07.10.11Phronesis in Paris

Hello Everybody,
First of all let me just tell you what an amazing time we have had traveling to the US and Canada and playing there with Phronesis for the first time.
The reception has been just overwhelmingly positive and im sure we´ll have the chance to go back soon.
Thanks to everyone who brought the vibe and came out and supported us, we
couldn´t have done it without you!

Our next gig is at the DUC DES LOMBARDS in PARIS

on MONDAY 18th JULY 2011 at 8pm/10pm
42 Rue des Lombards, PARIS, France 75001

Please tell everyone you know who might be able to make it!

Otherwise I hope you are all feeling good and enjoying the summer.
Jasper / Phronesis

06.08.11Phronesis at Montreal Jazz Festival!

Hello again lovely people,
Sorry to email you all again so soon but this was just announced and there's no way I could not tell you about it :)

We are very excited to be playing what I've heard should be one of the biggest Jazz Festivals in the world - Montreal Jazz Festival!
We'll be there the evening of the 1st of July and the gig is free for everyone to attend.
I realise this might not be just around the corner for most of you but please feel free to tell anyone you think might be interested, and able to come. :)


Enjoy your summer!
Lots of love,
Jasper / Phronesis

06.03.11Phronesis in the USA, Canada, Denmark, France and the UK!

Hello everyone,

Phronesis have a few amazing gigs coming up that I'm really excited to tell you about.

In a weeks time we would love you to join us at the Vortex jazz club in Dalston for our last London gig this summer before we head off to North America! In the USA we’ll be playing at the Jazz Standard in New York, Chris' Jazz Club in Philadelphia and Rochester International Jazz Festival. We have been planning this tour for over 6 months and it finally looks like it's actually going to happen!

After this adventure we'll be appearing at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, the Duc Des Lombards jazz club in Paris, and then in August at Brecon Jazz Festival (playing a gig in total darkness!)

Here are the dates for your diary (full details on the website gigs page) and I really hope to see some of you or your friends, whenever or wherever you can make it.

Best summer wishes to you all,

Jasper / Phronesis


June 9th - Vortex Jazz Club, London, UK
June 14th - Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, NY USA
June 18th - Chris' Jazz Cafe, Philadelphia USA
June 21st - The Jazz Standard, New York, USA
July 1st - Major Canadian Festival to be announced..
July 2nd - Ottawa Jazz Festival, Canada
July 7th - Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Denmark
July 18th - Duc Des Lombards, Paris, France
August 13th Brecon Jazz Festival, UK (Phronesis “Pitch Black” project)

04.23.11Cheltenham, Django and 12 Points!

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to everyone that came out and supported us on our recent UK tour.
We had a fantastic time and it was great seeing so many of you there.
We also went to Belarus in the middle of everything and played an incredible concert hall there...

Here's a brief but exciting update to let you all know about the next couple of gigs coming up:

PHRONESIS will be playing at Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd of May. Please come and join us and enjoy the summer festival atmosphere.
Details on the gigs page!
It's been a dream of mine to play this festival with my own group for years and I'm really pleased we have now got the chance to participate..

I'll also be playing a rare Electric Bass gig, at Cheltenham on Saturday (April 30th) with an incredible lineup consisting of Jay Phelps, Shabaka Hutchins, Denys Baptiste, James Allsopp, Kit Downes, Chris Montague, Josh Blackmore and myself... We'll be playing all new originals written by Django Bates especially for the occasion.

Also, on Wednesday the 4th of May Phronesis are playing at the 12 Points festival in Dublin, Ireland with a bunch of other great bands which we are also really looking forward to.. :-)

I hope to see some of you out there,
Enjoy the weather!

Love, Jasper / Phronesis

02.25.11Phronesis news 2011

Hi Everyone,

Just a little reminder and update about the various things that are happening with Phronesis these days.

We started the first bit of our UK spring tour last week and drove around some lovely bits of England and played to some very nice audiences.
The response has been brilliant and the new music keeps growing from gig to gig.
A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support us and listen!

We have some really exciting things happening in the next six months time so I’ll just go ahead and fill you in on some of them ☺
We’ll be playing the second ‘leg’ (yes that’s what they call it in England;-) of our tour in the beginning of March. Then a gig in Minsk, Belarus in a fantastic looking venue.

Also, on May 2nd Phronesis will be playing at the amazing Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

There’s also a special project for Brecon Jazz Festival in August and warming up before Wayne Shorter Quartet (wow!!!) in October to mention but I’ll make sure to fill you in on that in the next mailout.

Lastly, a big thanks to everyone who’s already booked for our Vortex gig on the 12th of March (it seems to have sold out) and apologies to those of you that didn’t make it in time.

Hope you are all well and have a nice weekend!
Love Jasper / Phronesis

11.26.10'Alive' - Jazzwise and Mojo 'JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR' 2010 / LJF / 2011 tour announced..

Hi everyone,

A few more exciting things to tell you all..

First of all Phronesis' latest album 'Alive' has been chosen as JAZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2010 in JAZZWISE and MOJO magazines, which is amazing!
Thanks again to Ivo and Mark and Anton!. None of this would be happening without you guys...

Secondly, we had an great time at the London Jazz Festival so here's a big thanks to everyone who came and supported us at the Purcell Room on Sunday the 14th. The show was sold out and we played a few new pieces to give everyone a taster of what's to come next year!

Speaking of which, Phronesis will be touring in the UK from February to April 2011 and the dates are now on the website (go to the 'Gigs' section and scroll down). We'll be playing brand new material which will be recorded later next year (to become our fourth album) and we hope to meet some old and new friends up and down the country!

There will be plenty more exciting gigs and projects coming up next year, but I'll announce all that in due time..

Otherwise I hope everyone is well and happy,
Lots of love..
Jasper / Phronesis

09.20.10MOBO AWARDS - best jazz act

Hi Everyone,
Phronesis have amazingly been nominated for a Mobo Award in the 'best jazz act' category amongst Brad Mehldau, Robert Glasper, John McLaughlin and Empirical.
Please Click Here to sign up and vote for us.
All the best,

07.25.10New Album 'Alive' Launched! / Reviews - Frontcover of Jazzwise / Upcoming Album Launch gigs

Hi Everyone,
Ok, so whats been going on...
We played Copenhagen and North Sea Jazz Festival and it was amazing!
I'm still really blown away by the scope of North Sea and by seeing so many great jazz artists at the same place. I saw some incredible gigs and the hang was epic!

The new Phronesis album 'Alive' is officially released tomorrow which is very exciting.
The record has already received some great reviews from All About Jazz, the Guardian, Independent on Sunday, the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times & Jazzwise..
Jazzwise have put us on their frontcover of their August issue which is great! :-)

Anyway, though I'm extremely happy and grateful with the attention the record's been getting, what really matters is that I'm personally very pleased with the outcome and I hope you will be too.

You can get hold of the album from Edition Records (link in the BUY section) and lots of places online and in all good record shops!

We will launch the album with two important gigs coming up soon.
The first one is at Ronnie's Scotts Jazz Club in Soho, London on the 3rd of August at 7.30pm. This is part of their BritJazzFestival series and the gig will be a double bill with Led Bib. You can get tickets here at http://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/349-led-bib-and-phronesis-brit-jazzfest-double-bill - we are on first so don't be late :-)

Next gig will take place at the great Brecon Jazz Festival on Saturday the 7th of August. Have a look here: http://www.hayfestival.com/breconjazz/index.aspx?skinid=13 for more info..

That's it for now, hope you are all well.
Jasper / Phronesis

07.02.10Phronesis 'Alive' / Copenhagen and North Sea Jazz Festival

Hello everyone,
The time has almost come when our new album 'Alive' will be ready in its physical form!
With any luck it should back from print just in time to be sent over to Copenhagen for our gig at the jazz festival. And if it is, that will mean we'll be launching it in Denmark that night!
I'm really happy with how it sounds and I think that we have actually managed to capture the real 'live' vibe that only exists at a gig between band and audience.
You can CLICK HERE to pre-order it from the Edition website..

The next gig that Phronesis are playing is on the 7th of July at Copenhagen Jazz Festival. CLICK HERE to see the details.
After that we are straight off to the North Sea Jazz Festival, where we are performing on July 9th, which will be really exciting!
CLICK HERE for info and details.
Hope to see some of you out there and hope you are all well and enjoying the summer.
All the best,
Jasper / Phronesis

05.25.10More Live Reviews

Hi Everybody,
We have just played two magic gigs in England, one at the Vortex in London and one at the Spin in Oxford.
Here's a few live reviews if you couldn't make it :-)

from the vortex gig:
http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/ (scroll down)

and the Spin:

go to beginning of the website and then to the 'html' page to copy and paste the links.

Also, Glasgow jazz festival is coming up soon and we are really look forward to playing there! 22nd of June 19.30 - 21.30

Hope you are well and enjoying the weather. Remember to go indoors to see a gig occasionally ;-)
Jasper / Phronesis

05.18.10Recent Phronesis gig reviews..

Hi Everybody,
Just to let you know about some recent reviews from our gig at the Vortex in London.
You can read them here: http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/05/review-phronesis.html
and here: http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/gig-reviews/2010/may/phronesis.html
Hope you are all well :-)
x Jasper

04.19.10Parliamentary Jazz Awards / New Album

Hi Everyone.
So there's a few things to share.
We have finished our tour and the Live recording in London went really well! :-)
I have just mixed the material and an album is starting to emerge which I will master soon! The record is to be released on Edition Records on July 26th, 2010.

Apart from that I'm really pleased that Phronesis have been nominated for the 'Parliamentary Jazz Awards' in the category 'Best Jazz Ensemble'. Thanks to everyone who has voted for us!
The outcome is decided on the 19th of May so lets see what will happen then..

Also, there's some exciting news on gigs during the summer but I will have to hold that back just a little while longer..

Hope you are all doing well,
All the best

02.17.10Live Recording!

Hi Everyone,
Just a few things I thought I should let you know about :-)

Today (Wednesday 17th) is the very first day of the second ever Loop Collective Festival. It all kicks off at the Vortex and will last for 5 days and there's a variety of great, beautiful and creative people involved..

Please check out the full listings here:
and purchase your tickets here:

Phronesis are on Thursday the 18th at 10:00pm.
I'm also playing with Fringe Magnetic, Gemini and Ivo Neame 4tet during the festival which are amazing bands and absolutely worth checking if you haven't already..

Next Month Phronesis are playing a Jazz Services supported tour which will feature amazing US drummer Mark Guiliana. The tour will include two days of LIVE RECORDING at lovely venue 'The Forge' in Camden, London.
That means that on Wednesday and Thursday 3rd and 4th of March, a few of YOU will have the chance to join us and be part of the creation of our THIRD ALBUM!
You can get your tickets here:
http://www.forgevenue.org/whats-on/ and they are very cheap,
so book now to avoid disapointment..!
The record will be released on Edition Records later this year..

The tour dates and links to venues are as follows:

March 2010:
Tuesday 2nd, Phronesis (featuring Mark Guiliana) @ Dempseys, Cardiff.
Wednesday 3rd, Phronesis (featuring Mark Guiliana) @ The Forge, London
Thursday 4th, Phronesis (featuring Mark Guiliana) @ The Forge, London
Friday 5th, Phronesis (featuring Mark Guiliana) @ Komedia Club, Brighton.
Saturday 6th, Phronesis (featuring Mark Guiliana) @ The Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock.

From here the tour continues with Danish drummer Magnus Hylander Friis
Wednesday 10th, Phronesis at Matt & Phreds, Manchester.
Thursday 11th, Phronesis at The Spin Off, Leeds.

And finally,

Friday the 26th, at the banlieuesbleues, in Paris!
Sunday 28th, The Sage Jazz Festival, Gateshead.

Also, there's a couple of very exciting things in line for this summer.. too early to tell just yet though :-)
Hope everyone is well and hope to see you at a gig soon!
Lots of Love,
Jasper / Phronesis

12.31.09Happy New Year mail...

Hi everyone,
Just a quick one from a very cold Copenhagen to wish you all a happy new year!
Thanks for all the ups and downs in 2009 I wish you all the best for 2010...

Here's a link for two websites I rate very highly:

Firstly the Venus Project which is a humane alternative to the system we live in.
Before you discard the ideas here investigate a little first.. Open your mind and don't be cynical, read then think then read some more...


Secondly the Zeitgeist movement which is the activist arm of the Venus Project...
watch the film 'Zeitgeist Addendum' you can download it free from this site..


None of this is gonna happen overnight, just remember how long it took us to create the mess we are in...

Lots of exciting Phronesis things happening next year.
We have signed with Edition Records for a release in the autumn 2010.
There's a tour and recording with US drummer Mark Guiliana in the beginning of March, also the second Loop Collective festival in February, some gigs in Europe, Festivals etc.

Thanks to Jazzwise who included Green Delay in their 'top ten albums of 2009' we hope to keep up the appearance in 2010! :-)

All the best,
Jasper Hoiby / Phronesis

11.11.09London Jazz Festival, Live Record with Mark Guiliana and more..

Hi everybody,
Hope you are all well and coping with increasing coldness of the weather bvdrrrr..

Just to let you all know what's going on in the Phronesis world.
We are playing two great gis during the London Jazz Festival in a weeks time.

First gig takes place on Saturday the 14th of November @ Olivers in Greenwich, which can be found at 9 Nevada St, London, SE10‎ - (020 8858 5855‎)
We'll be playing two full sets and start at 8.30pm.
This is a great and intimate venue with an excellent choice of nice wine.
The price on the door is £8 or £5 conc.

Second gig will be at the Royal Festival Hall Foyer on the 15th November 2009 at 3.00pm and it's part of a LOOP COLLECTIVE triple bill - FREE GIG!
Not sure who will play first so come and join us from the beginning if you can!

Besides from all that there's great things in store for next year too.
Anton couldn't make it for a row of gigs in March so we'll be playing and recording a live album with fantastic US drummer Mark Guiliana!

Also, looks like a trip to the States is finally on the cards.. more on that in a while.
Hope you are all well,
X Jasper

08.31.09More Reviews, 2nd edition 'Organic Warfare' and touring plans..

Hi everyone,
Here's a few updates on Phronesis and what's in the pipeline for the next while.
We've got some more good reviews as well so please press the link and go to the Phronesis myspace and read the latest blog entry's if you want to see them!

As the first print of 'Organic Warfare' sold out (!) I've ordered a 2nd edition to be made and it will soon back from the press and will then be available from record shops and of course online through this site :-)

I'm currently setting up a tour in the UK in March next year and also working on one in Denmark for sometime in May!
The tour will include a recording of the next Phronesis album.
The album will be recorded live for two consecutive days at a venue in London so come along and support if you want to participate..

Until then we have a few things coming up, two gigs next weekend in Copenhagen, a gig at the F-IRE festival at the pizza express in London, two gigs at the London Jazz Festival and more...

Hope you are all well,
x Jasper

05.19.09Phronesis tour and a few reviews...

Thanks to everyone who came and supported our gigs on the tour and also the album launch! We've had a great time playing so much lately and look forward to future Phronesis adventures. Also, we have had a few very good reviews recently. One ****review from Jazzwise and also a **** review fom mr John Fordham from the Guardian newspaper.
Click the link to read the Guardian review.
All best,

05.02.09First gig on the tour

Just a quickie to say thanks to all the nice peeps that came down to the crypt yesterday evening to support our gig. We had a great gig!
Looking forward to the rest of the tour.
X Jasper

04.11.09Phronesis 2nd Album Release / UK tour

Hi Everyone,
The time has come when I can finally announce the 2nd release of my group Phronesis. The album is called 'Green Delay' and features the wonderful Ivo Neame on Piano and Anton Eger on drums.
Recording an album with this lineup has been a dream of mine for a long time and I'm extremely proud of the final result, and really looking forward to sharing it with all of you...

Other great news is that the previous Phronesis album 'Organic Warfare' has sold out (!!!) as well as having sold more than 11.000 downloads so far worldwide (!) so here's a very grateful thank you to everyone who has supported us along the way by coming to gigs, writing about us, or just being brave enough to buy the album without having seen us live..

We are playing a UK tour in May supported by Jazz Services with an official album Launch at the Pizza Express in Soho, London. Please come and support and take part in the fun.
There should hopefully be a few surprises at the Copenhagen Jazz festival this year so stay tuned and I'll let you know.
Please get in touch if anything seems unclear.
Hope to see you out there soon if not I wish you a great summer!



The Crypt, London
Website: www.jazzlive.co.uk
Address: 81 Camberwell Church Street,
Camberwell, London SE5 8RB
Box Office: 020 7701 1016

South Hill Park
Venue Address: Ringmead, Bracknell,
Berkshire, RG12 7PA , UK
Box Office: +44 (0) 1344 484123
Tel: +44 (0) 1344 484858

BroomHill Arts Hotel
Email: info@broomhillart.co.uk
Address: Broom Hill Arts Hotel,
Muddiford Road, Barnstaple EX31 4EX
Box Office: 01271 850 262

St Austells Brewery,
Address: St Austells Brewery,
63 Trevarthian Road,
St Austell, PL25 4BY Cornwall
Box Office: 0845 2411122

Electric Palace
Email: info@electricpalace.org.uk
Address: The Electric Palace,
35 South Street, DT6 3NY Bridport
Box Office: 01308 428354

Birmingham Jazz,
the Polish Club
Address: The Polish Club,
Bordesley Street, B5 5PH B
Box Office: 01216 433 577

My birthday,
secret gig at a secret place... :-)

Pizza Express, London Soho
Address: 10 Dean Street,
W1D 3RW London
Box Office: 08456 027 017

The Spin Off in Leeds
Website: www.myspace.com/thespinoff
Address: The Spin Off, Bar Santiago Grand Arcade,
Vicar Lane LS1 6PG Leeds

I recently did an interview for Obnoxious Listeners,
a great US website concerned with good music, press to HERE read the it..
there will also be a review of the new album there next month,

X Jasper

03.11.09Phronesis on BBC Jazz on 3

Hi Everyone,
Phronesis was broadcasted on BBC 3 last night and you can listen to it for the rest of the week online. The broadcast was live from the Vortex during our recent 4 day Loop Collective festival which was a huge success.
You can have a listen to the show on BBC Jazz on 3's website.
Also, we got a few reviews from the Loop festival too, one from the Telegraph one from the Guardian and, if you can afford it, one from Financial Times... :-)
Our second album 'Green Delay' will soon be done so I'll be back with more news for you soon..
Hope you are all well,
All the best


Ok then, so far so good.
We have just finished mixing the next album and I'm very excited with how it sounds!
I've put a teaser track up on myspace so go and have a listen if you fancy.
The album will be called Green Delay, and features Ivo Neame on piano and Anton Eger on drums. We are playing a UK release tour in May, with a London album launch at the Pizza Express in Dean Street on the wednesday the 13th...
Thats it for now,
X Jasper

01.08.09Studio time

Just about to start this third day of recording with Phronesis in one of the coolest studios I've ever been in, located in beautiful surroundings on the east coast of Bornholm in the Baltic ocean.
Anton and Ivo has been playing amazingly and the takes I listended to yesterday night are sounding wicked! Last day, here we come!
See the studio here:balticrecording.dk
I'll add it to my link section now.
X Jasper

09.10.08Second Album

I just got back from Copenhagen and I am so pleased to say that we have finally put a plan together including some dates (early January 2009) for the recording of the second Phronesis album! I hung out with Ivo and Anton for a day to rehearse a little and play a gig in the evening. Pure magic! I feel so excited about it and I can't wait to record again with these two guys.

06.01.08First News

Hi and welcome to my website,
It’s taken me hundreds of emails to finally get this thing up but now it is..!
I’ll update every section gradually over the next few weeks so come back for more.
Until the bigger picture becomes available please take a minute to listen to my album, read some bio’s and sign the guestbook or join my mailinglist.
Hope to see you out there,
Love Jasper