Countries Toured In


Promoter Quote

“Sold out at our festival in 2015 with great feedback from the audience and board”



Piano Trio

Michael Arbenz, piano
Florian Arbenz, drums
Thomas Lähns, bass

The project

Since VEIN was founded, the trio has regularly joined forces with renowned guest musicians in horizon-expanding and groundbreaking projects.

This has led to equally exciting and challenging encounters with Greg Osby, Glenn Ferris and Dave Liebman, to name but a few. These are all musicians with whom VEIN have been working and touring for a number of years.

Their latest release was inspired by the music of Maurice Ravel and will be available (both as a trio and with guest soloist and horn section) throughout 2018.

Gig Highlights

EFG London Jazz Festival (2016), Montreux Jazzfestival (2015), Jazzkaar Tallinn (2014). Jazz Goes To Town Festival (2013), Leipziger Jazztage (2012), Riga Ritmi Festival (2011), Jazz Plaza Havanna (2010).


3 from Basel. Possible travel support from Swiss embassy.

Press Quote

“driving tradition forward with great curiosity, a passion for anything different, highest improvisational finesse and superb interplay” Tobias Böcker, Jazz Zeitung