Doors 9pm, music 9.30pm
Michael Arbenz – Piano
Thomas Lähns – Bass
Florian Arbenz – Drums
feat. Stan Sulzmann – Saxophone
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 Stan Sulzmann, the great saxophonist with whom VEIN is collaborating since 2018.
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 Stan Sulzmann:
Sulzmann, 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, Stan Sulzmann is the embodiment of a piece of jazz history: Since the 60s, 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.
“Nice work, get it! Incredibly creative piano trio.” – Rolling Stone
“Vein go from strength to strength.” – The Guardian
“A chamber jazz trio at the top of their game” – London Jazz News
“IF EVER there was a jazz piano trio album whose informed, creative invention deserved the proposition “just buy it”… well, Vein plays Ravel is most certainly a contender.” – AP-reviews