Treat yourself or someone special to a Vortex Jazz Club membership this Christmas...
Shirley Smart Trio featuring Bruno Heinen on piano with special guests to be announced. Seriously jazzy Eastern-flavoured music!
After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley Smart now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz and world music scenes, performing at festivals including Songlines Festival, BBC Radio 3 In Tune, Deal, Oundle, Ryedale Festivals, Breton Jazz Festival, 606 Jazz Club, Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, QEH, Purcell Room, Kings Place,Vortex, Ronnie Scotts, as well as having toured widely in Europe and the Middle East.
She has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Yasmin Levy, Neil Cowley, Gilad Atzmon, Antonio Forcione, Shekoyokh, Kosmos, London Klezmer Quartet, Avishai Cohen, Omer Avital, Sabreen, Ross Daly, Arun Ghosh, Alice Zawadski, Maurizio Minardi, Sefiroth Ensemble and Partikel as well as leading her own projects, including North African and Middle Eastern fusion band Melange, an improvised duo with pianist Liam Dunachie, and jazz trio/quartet.
Bruno Heinen is a London based contemporary pianist, composer and bandleader. His recent endeavours include collaborations with Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, Byron Wallen and Christian Brewer. Bruno studied classical piano at the Royal College of music with the then head of keyboard Andrew Ball and then went on to win prizes from the Musicians Benevolent Fund and the Countess of Munster Trust to take his Jazz masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he studied under John Taylor. Bruno was asked to stay on at the Guildhall as a Junior Fellow where he completed a Masters of Musical Performance. Bruno now teaches Jazz harmony to the classical piano students at the Guildhall every year as well as leading small bands made up of Jazz Undergraduates.
“Heinen sounds like the kind of erudite and curious new arrival destined to make a real difference.” John Fordham – The Guardian