Lars Arens

first trombone player of the “European Movement Jazz Orchestra”
docent for Jazz trombone at the universities of Lisbon and Porto
composer, arranger

Lars Arens about his trombone: „“I bought my first BvL 480/88 in 1996, when I still was studying with Bart. Concerning to the response, this first instrument feels a little bit more stolid. The next generation (bought in 2005) 480/88 is simply perfect: This trombone almost plays automatically! Accuracy in the response, brilliance in each register, especially in the low register – very often this is not the case with small jazz trombones. Due to the necessity of a bigger and darker sound, especially in the brass section in projects of African music, I broadened my range with a BvL 512.  This trombone also matches my expectations perfectly! Even colleagues, who are not brass players, notice the brilliance of these instruments! Kühnl & Hoyer trombones are first class instruments, which I appreciate as well as because of their sound and also because of their high-quality material and manufacture.”

Instruments:
Bb-tenor trombone Bart van Lier “.480/88“
Bb-tenor trombone Bart van Lier “.512“