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Bruno Heinen Trio - new album and live performances.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Pianist and composer Bruno Heinen will release his new trio album "Out of Doors" on May 22nd 2020. There will be a Livestream on 25th March and hopefully tour dates from May onwards. Press release att

We have received the following press release;

New album from Bruno Heinen with new Trio.  First 3 planned dates on tour now cancelled, but live streaming from Kansas Smittys
25 March -  7pm

Out of Doors
(Heinen Records. CD HRBHCD01 / Vinyl HRBHLP01)
RELEASE:  22 May 2020
LAUNCH:  5 June 2020 – Kings Place, London

Bruno Heinen piano/Fender Rhodes, Andrea Di Biase bass, Gene Calderazzo drums

Bruno Heinen introduces his new trio with their debut album Out of Doors and a Spring/Summer tour of 15 dates across the UK.  Joining him, his long-time musical partner, Italian bassist Andrea Di Biase, and acclaimed US drummer, who we now think of as our very own, Gene Calderazzo.

An original suite by Bruno, the starting point for Out of Doors was the eight Hungarian folk melodies used by Bela Bartók in his 1920 composition 8 Improvisations Op. 20.  Bruno also cites a particular passion here for Duke Ellington’s Money Jungle, Alice Coltrane’s Journey in Satchidananda, Chick Corea’s Now he Sings Now he Sobs, and the piano music of Ligeti and Ravel.

Over the 8 movement Out of Doors, Bruno’s roots in impressionistic classical music are concentrated by Andrea’s classical training and deep understanding of European jazz and Gene’s renowned groove and swing.

The Trio promises a live experience both reflective and radiant, over their 15 date UK tour through Spring/Summer 2020, with the album launch at Kings Place on Friday 5 June.

Bruno Heinen has released 8 albums since 2012’s Twinkle Twinkle of Dialogues Trio with Julian Siegel, up to 2019’s solo Pretty Things reworkings of David Bowie’s music.  Number 9, Out of Doors, is released on his own label, on vinyl and CD, and distributed by Hoxton Vinyl for physical, and digitally by Amuse.

Tour dates;

Thurs 14 May
COVENTRY Tin Arts Centre, Coventry Canal Basin Units 1-4, CV1 4LY.  £8/£10

Sun 24 May
LONDON Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston N16 8AZ

Fri 5 June
LONDON Kings Place 90 York Way, London N1 9AG *ALBUM LAUNCH*
£14.50 / £9.50

Mon 8 June
ASHBURTON Arts Centre 15 West St, Newton Abbot TQ13 7DT

Tues 9 June
ST IVES Jazz Club, Gabriel StreetTR26 2LU

Wed 10 June
CARDIFF Flute and Tankard 4 Windsor Place, CF10 3BX

Sat 13 June
BRIGHTON Verdict 159 Edward St, Kemptown, BN2 0JB

Sun 14 June
SOUTHAMPTON Modern Jazz Club, Mango Basement, 5 Canute Rd, SO14 3FH

Wed 1 July
SHEFFIELD Lescar 303 Sharrow Vale Rd, Sharrow S11 8ZF

Thur 2 July
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Gosforth Civic Theatre Regent Farm Rd NE3 3HD

Fri 3 July
GLASGOW Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall St, G2 3JD

Fri 18 September
BIRMINGHAM Jazz, 1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, B1 3HE
£ various, from £5-15


Bruno Heinen - Currently professor of jazz piano and composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, Bruno is a London based improvising pianist, composer and educator. 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 investigating improvised counterpoint. He has collaborated with artists such as Shabaka Hutchings, Denys Baptiste, Jean Toussaint, Heidi Vogel and Sir Simon Rattle amongst others.  As a composer, Bruno has written for groups ranging from sextet to 2 pianos and percussion (for a project with Pete Saberton), and from big band to classical string ensemble for a 2017 commission from Camerata Alma Viva.

Andrea Di Biase - Double Bass player and composer based in London/Milan, Andrea began working with Bruno in Dialogues Trio in 2012.  He studied classical double bass at Conservatory of Milan and jazz post-graduate at Guildhall, and has played with world class jazz musicians including Stan Sulzmann, Norma Winstone, Pete Saberton and Asaf Sirkis, and was part of the last group of legendary trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler.

Gene Calderazzo - 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 amongst others.

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by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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