Træben

Live Act Jazz Rock
Træben - Jazz Rock Live Act in rijswijk

Træben Short Info

"Beautiful melodic jazz with a catchy rough edge.." Frank Huser/jazzflits (NL)

"This is a band really stretching out to be more than just another European jazz ensemble."
Stephan Moore/JazzWrap (UK)

"Fascinating and impressive album that takes the jazz quartet in a new surprising direction"
Gaffa/Ivan Rod (DK)

"..and that is exactly what makes the cd so exciting: Catchy themes are broken up and deconstructed in the musical process, while other aspects - form or harmony - keeps it understandable to the jazz audience" Martin Laurentius/Jazz Thing (DE)

Træben has everything that defines jazz. Their music is energetic and playful, groovy, spacious, dynamic and transparent. The songs leave an impression of freedom within the performance that has no boundaries and can leap in any direction at any time.
The foundation of the music consists of melodic compositions which in performance unfolds into colorful worlds. The band explores the worlds, molding them in their interplay and expanding them seeking new borders and possibilities within them. In this way each song becomes a story with a beginning and an end from first to last note. Solo's and improvisations are essential parts of this and form the building blocks that unfolds the plot. It becomes like a movie where each band member has a role in the story.
Træben shows that there is more to a band than a few individuals on a stage and everyone just "doing their own thing". The chemistry and interplay within the band makes the band greater than the sum of its parts. This is the source of the fresh energy and freedom that fuels a sense of purpose in the music. This is the essence of jazz.

"Beautiful melodic jazz with a catchy rough edge.." Frank Huser/jazzflits (NL)

"This is a band really stretching out to be more than just another European jazz ensemble."
Stephan Moore/JazzWrap (UK)

"Fascinating and impressive album that takes the jazz quartet in a new surprising direction"
Gaffa/Ivan Rod (DK)

"..and that is exactly what makes the cd so exciting: Catchy themes are broken up and deconstructed in the musical process, while other aspects - form or harmony - keeps it understandable to the jazz audience" Martin Laurentius/Jazz Thing (DE)

Træben has everything that defines jazz. Their music is energetic and playful, groovy,...

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Past Gigs Træben

  • 10 | 2016 Nurnberg - DE Neujazz/AEG
  • 10 | 2016 Garmisch-Partenkirchen  - DE JazzGap
  • 10 | 2016 Tversted - DK Jazzy Days
  • 02 | 2016 Fredericia - DK Det Bruunske Pakhus
  • 02 | 2016 Aarhus - DK Dok1
  • 02 | 2016 Ringkøbing - DK Spil Med - Jazz Concert
  • 10 | 2015 Holbæk - DK Holbæk Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2015 Holbæk - DK Holbæk Jazz Club
  • 06 | 2015 rotterdam showcase Jazzdag - Buma
  • 06 | 2015 Rotterdam Machinist
  • 02 | 2015 Aarhus Træben Live @ Jazz Selskabet
  • 02 | 2015 Valkenswaard Træben Live @ Yes Jazz
  • 01 | 2015 Mol Træben Live @ Jazzzoet
  • 11 | 2014 Capelle a/d ijsel Træben Live @ Capellenhuis
  • 11 | 2014 Nijmegen Træben Live @ Trianon
  • 11 | 2014 haag Træben Live @ Regentenklamer
  • 09 | 2014 rotterdam Træben Live @ Lantarn Venster - CD presentation
  • 07 | 2014 Denmark Tour Copenhagen Jazz Festival
  • 07 | 2013 Canada Tour Montreal - Ottawa - Toronto - London

Discography Træben

  • 2014 Looking at the Storm Album | Jarr
  • 2012 Push Album | Jarr
  • 2009 Nodrdic Project Album | Jarr

Media

  • Sound Do You Think They're Any Go...
  • Sound Better Than The Other One (...
  • Sound Something To Lose (J.Larsen)

Origin

  • rijswijk NL

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Søren Ballegaard Saxophone
  • Jens Larsen Guitar
  • Olaf Meijer Double Bass
  • Haye Jellema Drums

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