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English:
There certainly is no special need any more to mention the fact that today most jazz piano trios are deeply attached to musical interplay (even though this fact is worth to never be taken for granted!).

And yet, even with the most subtle, most distinguished form of interplay there is always one in the trio who plays the part of the primus inter pares – the pianist, of course (usually and by definition leader of the group).

That's exactly where pianist Michael Arbenz, drummer Florian Arbenz and bassist Thomas Lähns come up with their own idea of musical interplay. In fact, what they aim to achieve with their music - their understanding of music - is nothing less than the greatest possible balance of their three voices - starting with the way they work out their own compositions and arrangements, and going right through to the soloistic parts, fully assigned to all three of them.

The result is a stupendous musical togetherness, packed with surprising melodic, rhythmic and dynamic turns, played with highest precision even in the most complex, distorted and twisted passages of their compositions, arrangements and solos.

Deutsch:
Dass sich im Jazz die Klaviertrios im Normalfall einem idealtypischen Interplay verschreiben, ist ja schon längst eine Selbstverständlichkeit. (Wenn auch eine durchaus immer wieder erwähnens- und lobenswerte.)

Und doch: Selbst beim differenziertesten Pianotrio-Interplay fällt einem der drei Musiker unwillkürlich die Rolle des primus inter pares zu – dem Pianisten natürlich, in der Regel der Leader der Gruppe und im Spiel denn auch solistisch am meisten zu hören.

Und exakt hier setzen Michael und Florian Arbenz und Thomas Lähns mit ihrem Trio VEIN an:

Was sie mit ihrer Musik - ihrem Musikverständnis - anstreben, ist nichts Geringeres als die grösstmögliche Gleichwertigkeit der Stimmen, angelegt bereits in ihren bestechenden Eigenkompositionen, in ihren überraschenden Interpretationen und Arrangements fremder Stücke wie auch in den solistischen Parts, in denen alle drei Protagonisten sozusagen zu ihrem Recht kommen.

Das Resultat: Ein stupendes musikalisches Miteinander voller unerwarteter melodischer, rhythmischer und dynamischer Wendungen, von höchster Präzision selbst in den vertracktesten Passagen.

Press:

Nice Work, get it! Sensationell kreatives Klaviertrio!
- Rolling Stone

Selten habe ich in letzter Zeit Jazzmusiker der jüngeren Generation so leidenschaftlich und vorwärtspreschend spielen hören!... höchste Empfehlungsstufe!
- Wolfgang Giese, Rocktimes

Unless you have another CD by Vein, I reckon you're unlikely to have anything else in your collection that's quite like this...It grooves, it's rubato, it's subtle, it's fun, it's ruminative, it’s exultant; above all, it's constantly surprising. It's a treat.
- London - Jazz News 4. 2014

Tradition is always in view and that's precisely why it is soothingly hypermodern and zeitgeisty. The improvisational finesse of all participants meets magnificently attuned interplay, snotty anarchy and high precision.
- Christian Köpf, Donaukurier, 21. April 2015

English:
There certainly is no special need any more to mention the fact that today most jazz piano trios are deeply attached to musical interplay (even though this fact is worth to never be taken for granted!).

And yet, even with the most subtle, most distinguished form of interplay there is always one in the trio who plays the part of the primus inter pares – the pianist, of course (usually and by definition leader of the group).

That's exactly where pianist Michael Arbenz, drummer Florian Arbenz and bassist Thomas Lähns come up with their own idea of musical interplay. In fact, what they aim to achieve with their music - their underst...

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VEIN on Tour

  • 09 | 01 | 2017 Basel/CH Jazz Kollektiv
  • 21 | 01 | 2017 Milano/It Atelier Musicale
  • 22 | 01 | 2017 Berlin Piano Werkstatt
  • 27 | 01 | 2017 Prag Prague Jazzfestival
  • 28 | 01 | 2017 Prag Prague Jazzfestival
  • 16 | 02 | 2017 Tromsö/No Jazzclub
  • 17 | 02 | 2017 Vadso/No Varanger Festivalen
  • 20 | 02 | 2017 Krakow/PL Pier Art
  • 21 | 02 | 2017 Krakow/PL Pier Art
  • 24 | 02 | 2017 Torun Jazz od Nowa Festival
  • 26 | 04 | 2017 Paris TBA
  • 27 | 04 | 2017 Maasmechelen/Be Cultuurcentrum
  • 28 | 04 | 2017 Wakefield/UK Jazzclub
  • 18 | 05 | 2017 Colchester Colchester Theatre
  • 19 | 05 | 2017 Terneuzen/Nl Porgy en Bess
  • 22 | 05 | 2017 London Pizza Express
  • 13 | 09 | 2017 Basel / CH Offbeat Jazzfestival
  • 22 | 09 | 2017 Lübeck/DE Jazzclub
  • 27 | 10 | 2017 Lausanne/Ch Chorus
  • 15 | 12 | 2017 Nürnberg/De Jazzclub

Past Gigs VEIN

  • 12 | 2016 Zürich/CH Moods Jazzclub
  • 11 | 2016 Tilburg/ NL Paradox
  • 11 | 2016 Tilburg Paradox
  • 11 | 2016 Letterkenny/UK Cultural Centre
  • 11 | 2016 Jena/D Jazzmeile Thüringen
  • 11 | 2016 London/UK London jazzfestival
  • 11 | 2016 Neuburg/D Birdland
  • 11 | 2016 Sevilla/Esp Jazzfestival
  • 11 | 2016 Sevilla/Esp Jazzfestival
  • 11 | 2016 Baden/CH Isebähnli
  • 10 | 2016 Konstanz/D Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2016 Warsaw/PL 12on14 Jazzclub
  • 10 | 2016 Bydgoszcz/PL Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2016 Walbrzych/PL Jazzclub
  • 10 | 2016 Katovice/PL Philharmonie
  • 10 | 2016 Shanghai/China JZ Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2016 Shenzhen/China Oct-Loft Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2016 Hong Kong/China Fringe Theatre
  • 09 | 2016 Basel/CH Klangbasel
  • 09 | 2016 Frankfurt/D Jazzclub
  • 09 | 2016 Limerick/Ireland Limerick Jazzsociety
  • 09 | 2016 Dempsey/UK Jazz at Demspeys
  • 09 | 2016 St. Ives/ UK Jazzfestival
  • 09 | 2016 Winterthur/CH Gig
  • 06 | 2016 Cleethorpes/ UK Jazzfestival
  • 05 | 2016 Sheffield/ UK TBA
  • 05 | 2016 Leeds/Uk Seven Jazz
  • 05 | 2016 Newcastle/UK TBA
  • 05 | 2016 Kempten/DE Jazzfrühling
  • 04 | 2016 Poole/UK The Lighthouse
  • 04 | 2016 Cambridge/ UK TBA
  • 03 | 2016 Wenigerode/ D Jazzclub
  • 03 | 2016 Erfurt/ D Jazzclub
  • 03 | 2016 Ukmerge/ Litauen Percussion Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Ukmerge/Litauen Precussion Festival
  • 03 | 2016 Vilnius TBA
  • 03 | 2016 London The Vortex
  • 03 | 2016 Belfast Crescent Arts Centre
  • 03 | 2016 Izmir/ Türkei Izmir Jazzfestival
  • 02 | 2016 Frankfurt/ D Jazzclub Frankfurt
  • 02 | 2016 Freiburg/ D Depot K
  • 01 | 2016 Prague Prague Jazzfestival
  • 01 | 2016 Prague Prague Jazzfestival
  • 01 | 2016 Walbrzych/ PL TBA
  • 01 | 2016 Krakow/ PL Piec Art Jazz Club
  • 01 | 2016 Krakow/ PL Piec Art Jazz Club
  • 11 | 2015 Bauen/ Uri/ CH TBA
  • 11 | 2015 Sarajevo TBA
  • 11 | 2015 Riga/ Latvia Latvijas Radio
  • 11 | 2015 Valencia/ Esp Jimmy Glass
  • 11 | 2015 Langenthal/ CH Atelier Blum
  • 10 | 2015 Paris Sunside
  • 10 | 2015 Budapest/ Hu Opus Jazzclub
  • 10 | 2015 Basel /CH Birds Eye Jazzclub
  • 10 | 2015 Sibiu Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2015 Kaliningrad/Ru City Jazz Club
  • 10 | 2015 Novosibirsk/Ru Philharmonic Hall
  • 10 | 2015 Klein MC Stekolny
  • 10 | 2015 Moscow DOM
  • 10 | 2015 Nizhnyi Novgorod/ Ru Festa Hall
  • 09 | 2015 Villingen/ De Jazzclub
  • 09 | 2015 Erfurt/ De Jazzclub
  • 09 | 2015 Lübeck/ De Jazz Live CVJM
  • 09 | 2015 Berlin/ DE B-Flat
  • 08 | 2015 Nis/ Serbia Nisville Jazzfestival
  • 07 | 2015 Montreux /CH Montreux Jazzfestival
  • 07 | 2015 Omsk/ RU Philharmonic Hall
  • 07 | 2015 Tyumen/ RU Philharmonic Hall
  • 07 | 2015 Moscow/ RU Esse Jazzclub
  • 07 | 2015 Voronezh/ RU Usabda Jazzfestival
  • 06 | 2015 Glasgow/ UK Glasgow Jazzfestival
  • 05 | 2015 Groningen/ NL Stichting Jazz
  • 05 | 2015 Terneuzen/ NL Scheldejazz Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Birmingham/UK Jazzlines
  • 05 | 2015 London/ UK Vortex
  • 05 | 2015 Wien/ OE Porgy and Bess
  • 05 | 2015 Manchester /UK Band on the wall
  • 05 | 2015 Konin/ PL Jazzfestival (TBC)
  • 05 | 2015 Frankfurt/ DE Jazzclub
  • 04 | 2015 Liverpool/ UK Capstone Theatre
  • 04 | 2015 Newcastle/ UK Schmazz
  • 04 | 2015 Scarborough/ UK Jazzclub (TBC)
  • 04 | 2015 St. Ives/ UK Jazzclub
  • 04 | 2015 Freiburg/ DE Jazz Kongress
  • 04 | 2015 Pfaffenhofen/ DE Künstlerwerkstatt
  • 04 | 2015 München/ DE Unterfahrt (TBC)
  • 04 | 2015 Gorzow/ PL Jazz Celebrations
  • 03 | 2015 Bad Hofgastein/OE Jazz im Sägewerk
  • 03 | 2015 Olten/CH Jazzclub
  • 01 | 2015 Brussels/ BE Music Village
  • 12 | 2014 Tbilisi/ GEORGIA New Year Celebrations
  • 12 | 2014 Arnhem/ NL Stichting Jazz
  • 12 | 2014 Luzern/ CH Casino
  • 12 | 2014 Chur/ CH Jazzclub
  • 12 | 2014 Boswil/ CH Alte Kirche
  • 12 | 2014 Bristol/ UK St. Georges
  • 12 | 2014 Tilburg/ NL Paradox Club
  • 11 | 2014 Zielona Gora/ PL Green Town of Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Frankfurt/ DE Stadtbücherei
  • 11 | 2014 Frankfurt/ DE Steinwayhaus
  • 11 | 2014 Gent/ BE Jazzclub
  • 11 | 2014 Basel/ CH
  • 11 | 2014 Miltach/ DE Jazzclub
  • 11 | 2014 Miltach/ DE Jazzclub
  • 11 | 2014 Miltach/ DE Jazzclub
  • 11 | 2014 Prague/ CZ Prague Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Basel/ CH
  • 11 | 2014 Basel/ CH
  • 11 | 2014 Prague/ CZ Prague Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Basel/ CH
  • 11 | 2014 Miltach/ DE Jazzclub
  • 11 | 2014 Prague/ CZ Prague Jazz Festival
  • 11 | 2014 Prague/ CZ Prague Jazz Festival
  • 10 | 2014 Sopot/ PL Sopot Jazzfestival
  • 10 | 2014 Gliwice/ PL Palm Jazz
  • 10 | 2014 Poznan/ PL Blue Note
  • 10 | 2014 Ostrava/ CZ Klub Parnik

Discography VEIN

  • 2016 The Chamber Music Effect Album | UNIT Records
  • 2016 The Studio Concert, feat. Greg Osby Album | Indie
  • 2014 Jazz Talks, feat. Dave Liebman Album | UNIT Records
  • 2013 VOTE for VEIN Album | UNIT Records
  • 2012 LEMURIA, feat. Dave Liebman Album | UNIT Records
  • 2011 VEIN plays Porgy and Bess Album | UNIT Records
  • 2010 VEIN meets Glenn Ferris Album | Indie
  • 2009 VEIN- On Stage Album | Indie
  • 2008 Outstage Album | META Records
  • 2007 Standards-No Standards Album | Indie
  • 2006 VEIN Album | META Records

Media

  • Video VEIN live at Montreux Jazzf...
  • Video VEIN Preview 2016
  • Video VEIN live at Montreux Jazzf...
  • Video VEIN - the chamber music ef...
  • Sound Boarding the beat
  • Sound Ode To The Sentimental Know...

Origin

  • Basel CH

Founded

  • 2006

Members

  • Michael Arbenz Piano, Composition
  • Thomas Lähns Bass
  • Florian Arbenz Drums, Composition

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