Tag Archives: Top Dog

Top Dog Live Solo – Jens Larsen

Here’s a short excerpt from my solo on Top Dog.

The clip is from a concert during a Traeben tour two years ago. I am always having fun playing with these guys!


Haye Jellema – Drums

Olaf Meijer – Doublebass

Søren Ballegaard – Sax

Jens Larsen – Guitar Top Dog (J.Larsen)

Crowdfunding for 3rd Træben album

We off! First day of crowdfunding and we already have 15% I am thrilled that it people are supporting our album!

Here’s a link to the page on the (Dutch) crowd funding site:



I hope you will help us make the album happen! Weare almost there and just need the last things to fall into place! There’s a list of what we can do for you if you want to help us! One of the gifts is to come to our cd presentation at Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam on September 19th!

If you are curious about the album and our crowd funding project here’s the video:



“Top Dog” receives honourable mention at ISC!

I am very proud to announce that my song Top Dog has received honorable mentions at the international songwriting contest 2013! Quite an achievement since the international songwriting contest has a total of more than 20.000 entries.







Here’s a recording of the song from the 2012 Træben album “Push”:

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Review of my Performance at Dutch AxeFest 2013

I came across this review of my presentation and performance at the Dutch AxeFest 2013 on the G66 website.

“No more questions, but all the more enthusiastic applause after he finished playing one of his songs with no backing track, just his fantastic tone. Very impressive!

Review of Dutch AxeFest 2013


“Top Dog” in Finals at ISC!!!

I am really proud to announce that my composition “Top Dog” from the Træben album “Push” is in the Finals at the International Songwriting Competition!

Now it will be judged along with 9 other compositions by a jury including Joshua Redman and McCoy Tyner.

Here’s the recording from of the song from our album “Push”:

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Her is a video of us performing Top Dog on Dutch TV in 2012: