Jasper Høiby

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Jasper Høiby
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson
Background information
Born (1977-05-10) 10 May 1977 (age 39)
Origin  Denmark
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Jazz musician & composer
Instruments Double bass & bass guitar
Labels Stunt Records
Loop Records
Associated acts Phronesis
Ivo Neame Quartet
Website Official website
Notable instruments
Double bass

Jasper Høiby (born 10 May 1977 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish Jazz musician (double bass).[1]


Høiby started to play the double bass in Denmark before he moved to the U.K. in 2001 to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London,[2] where got into the London jazz scene. This led to membership of the Loop Collective, where he later collaborated with Ivo Neame. Now Høiby established himself as a bassist at the London Jazz scene, with performers such as with vibes player Jim Hart, saxophonist Mark Lockheart and vocalist Julia Biel.[1]

Høiby formed Phronesis in 2005, and the debut album Organic Warfare (2007), featured Magnus Hjorth (piano). The second album Green Delay (2009), was dedicated to Høiby's sister Jeanette, who lost her sight, and features the current lineup with Neame and Eger. Both albums were received well by critics and fans and helped to establish Phronesis' reputation as one of Europe's best up- and-coming bands. It was Alive (Edition Records, 2010) that really broke big, gaining rave reviews and Best Album awards from Jazzwise and Mojo. The album was recorded at the Forge in Camden, London. Due to a last-minute problem, Eger was unavailable. American drummer Mark Guiliana took his place temporarily, for the concerts that formed the basis of the album, before Eger returned to the fold.[1][3][4]

Discography (in selection)[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Within Phronesis, trio including Ivo Neame & Anton Eger
  • 2007: Organic Warfare (Loop Records)
  • 2009: Green Delay (Loop Records)
  • 2010: Alive (Edition Records)
  • 2012: Walking Dark (Edition Records)
  • 2014: Life to Everything (Edition Records)
  • 2016: Parallax (Edition Records)


With Ivo Neame
  • 2009: Caught In The Light Of Day (Edition Records), Quartet
  • 2012: Yatra (Edition Records), Octet
With Jim Hart's Gemini
  • 2009: Narrada (Loop Records)
With Richard Fairhurst's Triptych
  • 2010: Amusia (Babel Records)
With Compassionate Dictatorship
  • 2010: Cash Cows (FMR Records)
With Kairos 4tet
  • 2011: Statement Of Intent (Edition Records)


  1. ^ a b c Lindsay, Bruce (2012-04-16). "Jasper Høiby: Phronesis and a Walk in the Dark Review". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  2. ^ "Jasper Hoiby Review". Royal Academy of Music. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  3. ^ "Jasper Hoiby Biography". Classical-music.com. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  4. ^ "Biography of Jasper Hoiby". JazzCDs.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 

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