Photos, Interviews, Video, Reaction: Phronesis

09 February 2015

A slice of Nordic noir as jazz trio Phronesis, one of the most exhilarating outfits on the European circuit, brought their intelligent and imaginative sound to stages around Ireland in February 2015. Take a look at their journey!


"It was brilliant! Thank you for bringing them to Castlebar!" - Eriko Uehara Hopkinson, Castlebar

"Just saw Phronesis in Whelan's in Dublin. Hard to articulate how good these guys are. Electrifying & spellbinding for starters…" - Niall Kelly, Dublin

"Phronesis brought down house at Whelan's tonight - amazing Music Network gig. People of Castlebar: don't miss last night of tour." - Emily Mark FitzGerald, Dublin

"The phenomenal Phronesis playing last night at Whelan's. This #newyorker sez it was an incredible show!" - ​Curtis Brown, Dublin

"Fantastic music tonight at Whelan's Dublin. Thank you!" - Karl-Michael Schneider, Dublin

"Anything BUT pedestrian last night! Lucky Castlebar tonight..." - Des FitzGerald, Dublin

"Sensational gig!" - Dr. Mindflip, Dublin

"Good to see Whelan's packed for Phronesis, fun gig, great job Music Network." - Martin Foyle, Dublin

"Nice bit of Jazz on a Sunday. Phronesis sounding brilliant right now!" - Whelan's, Dublin 2

"Incredible gig in Letterkenny last night guys. Loved the energy, precision, musicianship, creativity, innovation, spontaneity...I could go on and on. Thank you and good luck with the rest of the tour." - Seamus McGuire, Letterkenny

"Guys. Phronesis rules. Fantastic show in Letterkenny tonight. Hell of a first impression - had never heard a note before tonight." - James Henderson, Letterkenny

"Phronesis fantastic gig at Triskel Christchurch guys - come back soon." - John Simon, Cork

"Blown away by Phronesis last night in Triskel Christchurch." - The G-Man, Cork

"Fantastic performance by Phronesis last night. Make sure to catch them on their nationwide tour." - Triskel Christchurch, Cork

"Just en route home from that Phronesis gig in newbridge-amazing gig-if you can get a chance to go see them-do!!" - Ita Callagy, Newbridge

"#phronesis are rocking Ireland #jazz" - Edition Records


Watch Phronesis performing on the first night of the tour at Riverbank Arts Centre here.

Bass player Jasper Høiby spoke to Cormac Larkin of The Irish Times about Phronesis' love of improvisation, saying, "it’s like walking the plank: you don’t know what’s going to happen.” Read the interview here.

Jasper also spoke to Alan O'Riordan of the Irish Examiner about the band's name, previous albums, and keeping the show on the road for 10 years. Read it here.


                           Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge (Photo: Brian Cregan)

                           Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge (Photo: Brian Cregan)

                           Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge (Photo: Brian Cregan)

                                                       Triskel Christchurch, Cork

                                                   The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon



Find out more about the tour here.