Internationally acclaimed jazz trio Phronesis give the world premiere of Decade Zero by composer Dave Maric, alongside some of their best music from the last 10 years. Phronesis’ own tunes are woven throughout Maric’s original music in a unique homage to the band, who will be joined by eight musicians from the Engines Orchestra conducted by Phil Meadows. The piece explores loops, rhythms and textures inspired by Phronesis’ high-energy performances, off-kilter grooves and Dave Maric’s own world of contemporary classical music, as we bridge genres in an unmissable premiere.

Band members Jasper Høiby, Anton Eger and Ivo Neame are each respected in their own right, so expect to see their individual talents showcased too as the trio interact with the award-winning Engines ensemble, featuring a string quartet and woodwind quartet.

One of the most exciting bands on the planet today!

Jazzwise magazine on Phronesis

Darkly mysterious, groovy, fluent and full of wondrous little melodies that are integrated seamlessly into the rhythm of a piece, they need no program notes or long explanations to be understood.

Tokafi on Dave Maric

Future jazz gods on the rise

TimeOut on Engines Orchestra

Dave Maric composer


Ivo Neame piano
Jasper Høiby bass
Anton Eger drums

Engines Orchestra

Phil Meadows conductor

Rosanna Te Berg Flute
Gennie Joy Clarinet/Bass Clarinet
Katie Bennington Oboe
Lois Au Bassoon

Katherine Waller Violin I
Scott Lowry Violin II
Alison D’Souza Viola
Zosia Jagodzinska Cello

Commissioned by Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival and EFG London Jazz Festival, with support from the PRS Foundation.


Cheltenham Town Hall, Main Hall

The Town Hall, situated on Imperial Gardens in the centre of Cheltenham comprises of a Grand Main Hall, distinguished by its Corinthian styles columns and coved ceiling. The Main Hall is accompanied by dining and drawing rooms, as well as the Pillar Room bar.

The venue’s early 20th century Edwardian elegance makes it the classic ‘shoebox’ concert hall. With a seating capacity of 900, the Town Hall is perfectly suited to grand symphony orchestra performances with a thrilling impact.

Town Hall at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

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