Over two nights (the second on May 12th), critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen and guitarist Kristian Borring will be recording their duo album live at the Vortex.
The project is centered around compositions of the great pianist Bill Evans, arranged by the duo and taking inspiration from Evans’ famous duo recordings with guitarist Jim Hall. This is a rare opportunity to be a part of a live recording, with the album set to be released on the forward looking Babel Label later this year.
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
Danish born Kristian Borring has built his name as a skillful guitarist with great melodic sense and sophisticated harmonic understanding, equally mastering the standard repertoire as well as original material. Kristian is currently working on his second album, set to be released during early 2014. The recording is meant as a personal homage to the experience of the life in a metropolis and will released on Yellymould. It features an outstanding lineup of some of the UK’s most exciting jazz musicians: Jim Hart (vib), Arthur Lea (pno), Mick Coady (bs) and Jon Scott (dr). The band toured in late 2012 before recording and packed out the Hoxton venue, Charlie Wright’s, for their appearance at the London Jazz Festival.
“A guitarist of enormous technical ability who utilizes his considerable gifts thoughtfully and tastefully” Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann