The new project of the Swiss trio “Vein” takes part in the third edition of the Venice Jazz Festival Fall edition # 3. “One of the most exciting ensembles in Europe”, according to “The Guardian” critic John Fordham, over the past decade the Basel-based Trio has established an enviable reputation among jazz audiences for both stylistic diversity and technical accomplishment, blending the complexity of European classical chamber music with the thrills and energy of jazz improvisation at its most sophisticated.
All three players (Michael Arbenz piano, Thomas Lähns double bass, Florian Arbenz drums) are classically trained, and musical leadership is equally shared, creating a fluid, cosmopolitan sound. The group has released an album nearly every year since its formation and gained recognition for long-term collaborations with star veteran soloists including trombonist Glenn Ferris and saxophonists Greg Osby, Dave Liebman and Andy Sheppard. They also collaborated with Pierre Boulez, Kent Nagano, Heinz Hollinger, Wolfgang Puschnig.
VEIN’s music is composed by all three members of the trio. Originals are balanced with adaptations of both the classical and jazz traditions, such as the acclaimed album „VEIN Plays Ravel“ (2017).
Location: La Fenice Theater, Venice
Schedule: October 3, 2020
Hour: 7.30 pm
Ticket: up to € 23