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Double Bill: Bruno Heinen – Mr. Vertigo / Emilia Martensson

Bruno Heinen – Piano

Kristian Borring – Guitar (special guest)


Emilia Martensson – vocals

Fulvio Sigurta – trumpet

Luca Boscagin – guitar

Sam Lasserson – bass

Adriano Adewale – drums


Come join us at the Vortex for this double bill of two great friends.

Heinen had a classical upbringing before venturing into improvised music. He has also been recognised as a composer, with a nomination for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. For this solo recital, Bruno will be performing original works inspired by a variety of sources. These include the painter Yves Klein, writer Paul Auster, and classical composers such as Debussy, Stockhausen and Kurtag. In the case of the Stockhausen, he will be playing alongside an original 1970’s Stockhausen music box, given to his parents by Stockhausen himself. Tonight’s performance will include overdubbed tracking, Rhodes, original poetry and a special guest Kristian Borring.

Sebastian Scotney said of the Mr. Vertigo Kings Place launch concert: “delicate, poised, balanced, and unfolded beautifully.” – London Jazz News

Emilia Martensson brings an incredible quartet in the second half gearing up to her JazzAhead Showcase, featuring: Luca Boscagin, Sam Lasserson and Adriano Adewale!

Emilia Martensson has developed into one of the leading European vocalists, who has the flare to motivate a band with her dynamic arrangements, compositions and personality. This performance is ahead of a showcase at the prestigious Jazzahead event, where her band was selected from an initial list of over 600. A winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, her voice resonates with beauty and imagination. A recent BBC broadcast of her at the Inntöne Festival.

“Martensson invests every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity” (John Fordham, Guardian)


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