Jakob Bro and Thomas Knak releasing collaboration album

Photo by Lasse Bech Martinussen

On 06 July 2012 jazz guitarist Jakob Bro and electronica producer Thomas Knak will release their collaboration album ”Bro/Knak”.

The album will be released as a 2CD and also 3 Vinyl box deluxe.

Artwork is created exclusively by Tal R

Musical contributions by:

David Virelles (USA),Jakob Kullberg (DK), Bill Frisell (USA)

 Kenny Wheeler (Canada), 

Jeff Ballard (USA), The Royal Danish Chapel Choir (DK), Oscar Noriega (USA), 

Pamelia Kurstin (USA), Paul Bley (USA), 

Jakob Høyer (DK), Jonas Westergaard (DK),Anders Mathiasen (DK), 

Thomas Morgan (USA),Tine Rehling (DK)

The duo will perform live at ROSKILDE FESTIVAL on Friday 6th at Gloria Stage feat. visuals by Sune Blicher. Special Guest: Thomas Morgan (bas)


Samuel Blaser and Vein now part of the international profile

I am very excited about adding two new European artists to my project rooster. Via these international relations I will service artists with a more spectacular network and business opportunities. 

Yes, it’s jazz. Vibrant, modern, expressive and elegant jazz music. Full of music, instrumentalism, young stars and more than just up and coming.

I will be representing these artists for booking enquiries exclusively for Scandinavia and press. Please do not hesitate in getting back to me, if you want to know more about these or other exciting European jazz artists:

Samuel Blaser (exclusive booking Scandinavia + press)  

Vein (exclusive booking Scandinavia + press)

Swiss trombone player Samuel Blaser has gained international recognition with his releases feat. some of my own personal favourites from the international jazzstage; such as Paul Motian (dr), Thomas Morgan (bas), Marc Ducret (gui), Gerald Cleaver (dr) just to drop af few.  

His latest release and current live project Consort in Motion has been rated 4 stars and 1/2 in Downbeat Magazine and selected as A best of 2011 by Downbeat, New York City Jazz Record, Philadelphia Paper and Tokyo Jazz.

Live  the project will  feat. Russ Lossing (piano), Drew Gress (bass) and Gerry Hemingway (drums) will be ready to book soon for tour gigs in 2013. 

On Consort in Motion, his latest release, Blaser leads a trio with in-demand bassist Thomas Morgan and legendary drummer Paul Motian, again confirming that he is an artist abounding with daring ideas and concepts. Taking the unusual step if melding Renaissance and Baroque period music with jazz improvisation, Blaser creates on Consort in Motion a new musical world, at once oddly familiar and yet also startlingly compelling.

Get into the world and sound of Samuel Blaser via his 

Listen to all Samuel Blaser releases here:

Vein, a trio full of poetry, melody and jazz. From Basel in the heart of Europe. Vein is Transforming the classics and their own material has strength, passion and love for the music. And what an interplay they have; pianist Michael Arbenz, drummer Florian Arbenz and bassist Thomas Lähns. Check  Out their latest translation of ”Porgy & Bess” and you will enjoy Gershwin again.
Check their website for extensive music and bio.

“Vein, a piano trio with a difference. These guys can play together (like on “Funky Monkey”) at a new level of straight-eight interaction... They don’t really sound like anybody, but do proceed (way) out of the Evans-Bley tradition. Anybody who wants something truly new in the piano trio format would do well to hear this one.” - Grego Edwards, Cadence, NYC, 2.2010

“ In the jazz club, a concert took place that was of a almost divine class of its own. Greg Osby made his appearance with the Swiss piano trio Vein. … After everything that the 47-year-old alto saxophone stylist has passed through during his career he seems to be congenially cradled like never before with the two Arbenz brothers and the bass player Thomas Lähns. … Vein challenges and supports Osby in a sublime manner. The pianist Michael Arbenz must be seen as hidden world star. He plays in a league with Brad Mehldau and Jacky Terrasson, technically virtuously and precisely, fissuredly wide-rangingly, filled with crazy ideas that emerge between knotted hacked chords and tingly silver-reels, harmonious, cumbersome or mellifluous – an intimate dance with the spirits of Lennie Tristano and Thelonious Monk and one’s very own mind…”
 - Ulrich Olshausen, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 3.2008