Jazz at The Shoe Factory: Arne Jansen Trio

The Shoe Factory By Pharos Arts Foundation

Wed Feb 8th 2017 at 20:30 until 22:00
Cyprus, Ermou Street, 304, Nicosia

Event Details


Wednesday 8 February 2017
The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm

The Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with the Goethe Institut Zypern, presents a jazz concert with the exciting Arne Jansen Trio (Arne Jansen / guitar, Robert Lucaciu / bass, Eric Schaefer / drums) on Wednesday 8 February 2017 at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm.

Arne Jansen / guitar
Robert Lucaciu / double-bass
Eric Schaefer / drums

Since its debut, the Arne Jansen Trio has received a positive response from many directions. The scale of the press coverage alone is enormous. In 2014, Jansen was awarded an ECHO Jazz for his album The Sleep of Reason-Ode to Goya (ACT). In November of the same year the band toured extensively through India. They gave guest performances at the Jazz Utsav Festival in New Delhi, in festivals in Riga and the Crimea, and at the 25th Jazzbaltica. The Trio has also toured in the Central Asia, Scandinavia and many European countries. Several weeks ago, Jansen was nominated for the prestigious German Music Author's Prize bestowed by the GEMA.

Born in Kiel in 1975, Arne Jansen wanted to play the guitar early on in life. However, his sister's violin teacher did not think that is was a serious instrument and advised him to try the clarinet. At his school in Flensburg however, the big band not only inspired Jansen to play along on guitar but also to play the tenor saxophone and to play concerts as far away as the United States. Between 1996 and 2001 he studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin under David Friedman, Peter Weniger and Jerry Granelli among others.

As a guitarist, Arne Jansen has never thought in genre categories. Melodic compositions, transparent arrangements and a warm guitar sound have always been his trademark. On his new album, Nine Firmaments, there are many "songs without words" and some of them, quickly and without any detours, make their way into our consciousness where they seem to have always felt at home. Jansen prefers clear lines and avoids unnecessary exhibitionism. Today, more than ever, he is motivated by his selective choice of the means he uses to develop intense atmospheres and stronger statements. This does not rule out that at times his fingers dance over the strings with their very own aesthetic approach. To this day Arne Jansen is not a big fan of effects. Speed orgies of showing-off have never interested him. He intentionally preserves the song form, avoids exaggerated abstraction and finds depth in ambiguous, associative understatement, remaining accessible yet at the same time without being frivolous. There are not many musicians in German jazz who can pull off this balancing act as elegantly as the Arne Jansen Trio.

Information: Pharos Arts Foundation Tel. +35722663871 / www.pharosartsfoundation.org
Tickets: €15 / €10 Concessions & members of the Pharos Arts Foundation,
Box Office: www.pharosartsfoundation.org & Tel. 9666-9003 (Monday - Friday 10:00am-3:00pm)



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