Band history

2015
- Tour with Dave Liebman (NL/CH/A/GB)
- Tour with Greg Osby /CH/HUN/ESP/F/LAT)
- Tours in Switzerland, Germany, England, Bosnia, Romania, Russia
- Jazzfestival Nisville/SRB
- Jazzfestival Montreux/CH
- Jazzfestival Schaffhausen/CH
- International Piano Trio Festival Ronnie Scotts/GB
- Usadba Jazzfestival/RU
- Philharmony Novosibirsk/RU
- Philharmony Omsk/RU

2014
- Release of the CD „VEIN feat. Dave Liebman – JAZZ TALKS“
- Tour with Dave Liebman (NL/GB/BE/CH)
- Tour with Greg Osby /EST/GB/F/ESP/PL)
- Tour with Glenn Ferris (CH/ESP)
- Tours in Danmark/Holland/Germany/Switzerland/Russia/Czech Republic)
- Jazzfestival Cairo
- Philharmonie Minsk
- Jazzkar Festival Tallin(EST)
- Jazzfestival Off Beat Basel (CH)
- Sopot Jazzfestival (PL)
- Mama Jazz Festival Vilnius (LIT)
- Conservatory Big Hall Tbilisi (Georgien)

2013
- Release of the CD "VOTE for VEIN" / UNIT RECORDS
- Tour with Dave Liebman (CH/NL/F)
- Tour with Greg Osby (D/NL/FIN)
- Tour with Glenn Ferris (D)
- Tours in Germany Czech Republic, Russia and Spain
- Jazzfestival Greiz (D)
- Percussion Festival Vilnius (Lithuania)
- Musikwochen Braunwald (CH)
- Jazzfestival Bansko (Bulgaria)
- Jazzfestival Novi Sad (Serbia)
- Jazz on the Town with Rick Margitza (Czech Republic)
- WeJAzz Helsinki with Greg Osby (Finland)

2012
- Release of the CD "VEIN feat. Dave Liebman - LEMURIA" / UNITRECORDS
- Tours with Dave Liebman (CH/D)
- Tour with Glenn Ferris (CH/D)
- Tours in Germany and Austria
- Tour in Bolivia (Jazz Festivals La Paz, Sucre, Santa Cruz)
- Tour in India (Coimbatore, Chennai)
- Philharmonie Minsk (Belarus)
- Jazzfestivals Birstonas, Nida, Vilnius (Lithuania)
- Jazzfestivals Vinnitsa, Odessa (Ukraine)
- Jazzfestival Basel
- Jazzfestival Leipzig
- Jazzfestival Onze+ Lausanne
- Jazznights Langnau

2011
- Release of the CD “VEIN plays PORGY and BESS” / UNIT Records
- Tour with Dave Liebman (CH/D/F)
- Concerts with Glenn Ferris (CH/D)
- Tours in Germany
- Festival Ukmerge (Lithuania)
- Crossdrumming-Festival Warschau (Poland)
- Jazzfestival Saukrasti (Latvia)

2010
- Release of the CD “VEIN meets Glenn Ferris”/Eigenverlag
- Tours in Poland (Torun, Warschau, Chestachova, Krakau, Wrozlaw,...)
- Offbeat Jazzfestival Basel/CH
- Tour with Dave Liebman (CH/D/F)
- Concerts with Glenn Ferris (CH/D)
- Tour in Cuba (JazzPlaza Festival Havanna, Holguin, ...)

2009
- Release of the CD “VEIN-ON STAGE”
- Tour with Glenn Ferris (CH/D)
- Tour in Poland (Wroclaw, Poznan, Warschau, Krakau)
- VielJazz Festival Zug/CH
- Tour in Bolivia (Jazzfestival La Paz, Sucre, Jazzfestival Potosi, Cochabamba,...)
- Tours in Germany

2008
- Release of the CD “VEIN-OUTSTAGE”/metarecords
- Tour with Greg Osby (D/A)
- Jazzfestival Olten/CH
- Jazzfestival Fürth/D
- Tours in Germany

2007
- Release of the CD “Standards-No Standards”
- Concerts with Glenn Ferris (CH)
- Jazzfestival Schaffhausen/CH
- Tours in Germany

2006
- Release of the CD “VEIN-VEIN”/metarecords

Musicians

Florian Arbenz has been doing tours, concerts and CD-productions as lead with, Kirk Lightsey, Greg Osby, Glenn Ferris, Wolfgang Puschnig, Bennie Maupin, Matthieu Michel, Claudio Pontiggia and others. In classical music he has worked as percussionist in numerous concerts and festivals (Luzerner Festspiele, Basler Musik Forum, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival), among others with Heinz Holliger, Kent Nagano and Paul Sacher. Further, he staged in solo concerts in Europe and South America. In 2000 Florian Arbenz received the European Award of Culture (supporting his engagement in jazz and classical music).

At the age of thirteen, Thomas Lähns (born in 1981 in Basle) came to Tibor Elekes as his bassstudent. In 2001 he started to study the double bass at the MusicAcademy of Basle under Wolfgang Güttler and Botond Kostyak. In 2008 he completed his concertdiploma. In jazz he has played with well-known musicians such as Greg Osby, Glenn Ferris, Dave
Liebman,Wolfgang Puschnig, Christoph Stiefel and Marcel Papaux. In classics he has worked under notable conductors such as Heinz Hollinger or Peter Eötvös and was also performing as a solist.

Michael Arbenz has been active as leader of various bands during the last couple of years. They gave concerts throughout Europe and recorded several CDs. Internationally renowned musicians such as Greg Osby, Wolfgang Puschnig, Glenn Ferris, Muneer B. Fennell, Kent Carter, Matthieu Michel and Marc Johnson joined his activities. He also gave classical concerts with Pierre Boulez, Paul Sacher, Jürg Wyttenbach, the Ensemble Contrechamps and Hans Zehnder, just to name a few.

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