Doors 7.45pm, music 8.30pm
Heidi Vogel – Voice
Bruno Heinen – Piano
Andrea Di Biase – Double Bass
Gene Calderazzo – Drums
The W is Bruno Heinen’s new London-based contemporary jazz group. Like the four equal lines that make up the letter W, the four members of the group come together as one voice in performance.
The band features Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra) on wordless vocals, Andrea Di Biase (Kenny Wheeler) on double bass, Gene Calderazzo (Pharaoh Sanders) on drums and Bruno Heinen on piano. They are set to release their debut album ‘Portrait’ on Ubuntu Music in January ’23.
‘Eclectic, eccentric, unobtrusively erudite’ The Guardian
‘Demonstrating that originality doesn’t have to be complicated’ **** Observer
They are a band in the true sense of the word. They meet regularly, learning the music by heart and shaping Bruno’s compositions together. The compositions themselves have a story to tell; each one based on a single idea/concept and written with melody and groove at the forefront. Bruno, Andrea and Gene have been working together for many years. The addition of Heidi Vogel brings another layer of depth and lyricism to the music.
“I’ve been working with Heidi in her own groups for over 10 years. I’ve always wanted to include her in a project of my own. From the first time she sang with us, it just felt right. Her soul and range are extraordinary, especially without words. I can write as if I were composing for trombone, trumpet, or operatic soprano.” – Bruno Heinen
Photo credit: Carlotta Cardana