Thursday 13th December 2018
£10.00 - £10.00
Bruno Heinen - Piano
Rachael Cohen - Sax
Andrea Di Biase - Bass
Rod Youngs - Drums
Described by the Guardian as "eclectic, eccentric, and unobtrusively erudite", Bruno Heinen is a London based contemporary improvising pianist, composer and educator. He has released six albums under his own name on the Babel Label: Mr. Vertigo, Common Spaces, Changing of the Seasons, Postcard to Bill Evans, Tierkries and Twinkle Twinkle.
Bruno is a frequent host of the Ronnie Scott's Late Late show, and has performed in venues and festivals including the South Bank Centre, the Shanghai World Music Festival, the London Jazz Festival, Malta International Arts 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 and Rai 3 Italy.
He was taught by the late John Taylor and Pete Saberton, and is currently researching towards an AHRC-funded practice-based PhD at the RNCM with the title 'Counterpoint in jazz piano with specific relation to the solo work of Fred Hersch'. As part of his research, he received funding to travel to NYC to interview and work with Hersch in 2016.
As a composer, Bruno has written for groups ranging from sextet to two pianos and percussion (for a project with Pete Saberton), and from big band to classical string ensemble (for a commission in 2017 from the Camerata Alma Viva). In 2009, Bruno was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Composers Award.
He recently held the piano chair for two performances of Bernstein's Wonderful Town at the Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.
Bruno has a longstanding musical partnership with the outstanding Palestinian singer, composer and broadcaster Reem Kelani.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
From Monday to Saturday and following the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents UK’s finest talents in the Late Late Show. A late night ‘blowing session’ where invited guests and musical celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Robert Glasper, Lady Gaga, Christian Scott etc who happen to be in town are showcased – you never know who might drop by!
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
£10 in advance (Mon-Thurs), £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders.
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolestlate night hang.
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