Bruno Heinen brings his forward-looking, originals quintet to the Vortex. Described by the Guardian as eclectic, eccentric, and unobtrusively erudite, the group features a stellar line-up of James Copus, Rachael Cohen, Andrea Di Biase and Will Glaser. They will be playing original compositions by Bruno, alongside his arrangement of Monk, Shorter and Walton.
Bruno Heinen is a London based contemporary improvising pianist, composer, researcher and educator. He has performed in venues and festivals including the Barbican (with the LSO and Simon Rattle), South Bank Centre, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, the Vortex Jazz Club, the Shanghai World Music Festival, the London Jazz Festival, the Cork Jazz Festival, the Rest Is Noise Festival, Cadogan Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. He has had his music played on BBC radio 3, Jazz LineUp, Late Junction, BBC6 Music, BBC Scotland, in Austria, Canada, and the USA, as well as giving live broadcasts and interviews for the BBC. He recently held the piano chair with the London Symphony Orchestra for two concerts of Bernstein’s Wonderful Town at the Barbican Centre, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.