Traeben incredible 106%!!!!

Yes, we did it! Or actually, YOU DID IT!!! To be able to release the next Traeben album we started a crowdfunding campagne to raise money for producing this album and to get you involved in our project. Luckily everybody liked what we were doing, and so we gathered even more than we asked for – […]

Crowdfunding Traeben

As most of you know I’m a member of the Dutch/Danish quartet Traeben, with which we try to combine improvised Jazz music with elements from the Rock genre. We recently recorded our third album that we’re going to release in September in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam. But to complete the new album we need financial support, and therefore […]


That was really amazing – what an incredible player and guy, and what a great time we had with Joey Calderazzo! The three concerts in Wageningen, Amsterdam and Warsaw were a great experience, the whole trio was burning! Thank you all for coming and thanks for the great responds we got on all three concerts, […]

Jens on his improv-practices

Recently Jens Larsen (the guitarist and main composer of Traeben) started to write about his practices for improvising. As he mentions in one of his lessons, I also had a talk with him about the fact that there are hundreds of books with exersizes, hundreds of DVD’s about specific styles, but almost no information about how to […]


So, february is now officially the travel-month. After playing Krakow – Poland recently with VinnieVibes (which was great, flying in and out, leaving and back home in 36 hours, but a great audience) I’m now looking forward to drive 1000 kilometers to Copenhagen – Denmark next week. They’re having a big event called Vinterjazz, organised […]

Traeben touring Canada

Another great thing I did this summer was going on tour with Traeben. We toured Canada, playing gigs at the famous Ottawa Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival (at the Rex), Montreal Jazz Festival (at the House of Jazz) and in London, at the Sunfest Festival. We did drive a lot of kilometres in our rented […]

Traeben on tour

Splended days with Traeben, playing lots of gigs, trying out new repertoire for our new album, and looking forward to the upcoming tours! Here’s our tourlist:

Traeben in DK

Last week Traeben played in Denmark. We play a lot actually, and we’ve got a pretty grand tour schedule, and the name is Danish, but this actually was the first time we played Denmark! We played in Herning, in a jazzclub called Fermaten. It’s a big, beautiful club that programs internationally (Steve Lukather played the […]

Top Dog

Here’s the video of Vrije Geluiden, where we played Top Dog. It was great doing that, and at the moment we’re planning gigs and tours in for instance Germany, Luxembourg, Canada and Denmark. So if you’d like to see us live one day, like us on Facebook or subscribe to the newsletter on the website.

Vrije Geluiden

This sunday Traeben will be featured in the VPRO tv-program ‘Vrije Geluiden‘. Our album PUSH drew the attention of the program, and they asked us to be in it. We were very happy to do the recordings this week at the Bimhuis, and we hope it’s gonna be a great show. We’ll be playing one […]