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We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Click here to view some essential safety information about your visit
The Bruno Heinen Trio have recently released the critically acclaimed suite Out of Doors:
★★★★ ‘Sure signs of an appetite for the unexpected…It’ll be great to hear it live’ John Fordham, Jazzwise
★★★★ ‘A Triumph’ JazzMann
The trio will tonight be playing new music written by Bruno for the group, featuring the internationally acclaimed special guest vocalist Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra).
Currently professor of jazz piano and composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, Bruno Heinen draws on twentieth century classical music as inspiration for new improvised music. He has been described by the Guardian as ‘eclectic, eccentric, and unobtrusively erudite’. In 2009 he was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Composers Award, and he has recently completed an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD at the RNCM with the title ‘Counterpoint in jazz piano with specific relation to the solo work of Fred Hersch’. He has performed in venues and festivals worldwide, and recently held the piano chair for two recorded performances of Bernstein’s ‘Wonderful Town’ at the Barbican Centre with the LSO conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
Double bass player and composer Andrea Di Biase studied classical double bass at Conservatory of Milan and has played with world class jazz musicians including Stan Sultzman, Norma Winstone, Pete Saberton and Asaf Sirkis. Together with pianist Liam Noble, Andrea held the bass chair in the last trio of the legendary trumpet player and composer Kenny Wheeler.
Currently residing in the UK, New York musician Gene Calderazzo has established himself as one of the busiest drummers on the international jazz scene. Notable performances have included Steve Lacy, Pharoah Sanders, Steve Grossman, Eddie Henderson, The NDR, Mike Gibbs, Bheki Mseleku, UMO, Sting, Radiohead, James Moody, Phil Woods, Benny Golson, Ulf Wakenius, Gary Husband, Wayne Krantz, Bobby Watson and Eddie Gomez among others.
Please note, the original date for this event was Friday 5 June 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, this event had to be postponed. We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Click here to view some essential safety information about your visit.