A lemur with a life belt, a mock political campaign poster and a picture of the band dressed as pastry chefs? Cast your eye over some of Vein’s album covers and you might think this Swiss trio were playing it for laughs. However, don’t be fooled - their music is no joke.
This threesome performs with an intense and stupendously intricate togetherness few bands can match. Their performances are packed with surprising melodic, rhythmic and dynamic turns, played with the highest precision - even in the most complex, distorted and twisted passages of their compositions, arrangements and solos.
Formed in 2006 by twin brothers Michael Arbenz (piano) and Florian Arbenz (drums), together with bassist Thomas Lahns, Vein have released no less than 11 critically acclaimed albums, including collaborations with American saxmeisters David Leibmann and Greg Osby.
One of the most enthusiastic and interesting groups of its kind in recent years, Vein is a piano trio with a difference. They don’t visit the UK that often, but they’re well worth the journey when they do!
“An incredibly creative piano trio.” - Rolling Stone
“I have rarely heard young jazz musicians play with such passion and drive!” - Rocktimes
“ . . . they are a very polished group, yet remain exciting and able to turn on a dime.” - Cadence Magazine
Tickets £16 / £14 Concessions
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm.
Sorry - the Jazz Express Offer doesn't apply to this event.