featuring Greg Osby

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Last Show: Monday 22 nd May 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Since VEIN was founded, the trio has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground breaking projects. They have now come together again, forming an equally exciting and unconventional quartet with Greg Osby, the great saxophonist with whom VEIN have been performing since many years. This is the meeting point for four musicians who go way back, knowing precisely that they make a great musical match. Just as the trio has created an almost symbiotic interplay – by bringing together its background, its stupendous musical togetherness and its concept of maximum equality for all members – it never fails to find an incredibly inspiring addition in Greg Osby. 

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"Nice work, get it! Incredibly creative piano trio."

Rolling Stone

Osby, with his distinctive and modern style that is always respectful of tradition, is one of the most important saxophonists of today's jazz scene. He masterfully moves through the groove-heavy, lyrical, rhythmically and harmonically complex and open pieces

and passages of the quartet's repertoire, which mainly consists of their own compositions.

And last but not least, to his younger fellow musicians, Greg Osby is the embodiment of a piece of jazz history: Since the 80s, he has been performing with all the jazz greats and that is precisely what he incorporates in his style and what has become a fundamental aspect for VEIN: the spirit of this music. 

So this collaboration is based on the most mutual respect; another reason why this quartet works so well together. 

Band Lineup

Michael Arbenz (piano)

Thomas Lähns (bass)

Florian Arbenz (drums)

Greg Osby (sax)