Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017

Fulvio Sigurta / Bruno Heinen

LONDON Vortex
11 Gillett Square
London
N16 8AZ

The beauty of Sigurta's trumpet sound and his mesmerising improvising complements Heinen's imaginative piano playing in a long-established and poised duo.
Trumpeter Fulvio Sigurta and pianist Bruno Heinen have been performing together for over 10 years. The beauty of Sigurta's tone and his mesmerising improvising complements Heinen's imaginative piano playing.

Bruno Heinen is a London based contemporary improvising pianist, composer and educator. Bruno has released five albums under his own name on the forward looking Babel Label : Twinkle Twinkle Tierkries Postcard to Bill Evans Changing of the Seasons Common Spaces Bruno has worked with artists such as Reem Kelani, Julian Siegel, Stan Sultzman, Jean Toussaint, Julian Arguelles, Pete Saberton, Byron Wallen, Ben Kraef, Antonio Fusco, and Heidi Vogel amongst others. He has performed in venues and festivals including the 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. 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 the late, inspirational pianist John Taylor. Bruno was asked to stay on at the Guildhall as a Junior Fellow where he completed a Masters of Musical Performance.

Fulvio Sigurtà  started playing the trumpet at a very early age, and at 15 he entered the 'Conservatorio Luca Marenzio' in Brescia. Here, in '98, he achieved his Diploma in Classical Trumpet. In 2003 he moved to Boston to take up a scholarship at the Berkley College of Music, achieving a Diploma in Jazz in 2004 at the Brescia Conservatory and in 2005, he received a Masters with Distinction at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

His professional career started in 2004,while based in the UK capital, he had the opportunity to record with Cam Jazz on the very prestigious project, 'Pure and Simple', with The Guildhall Big Band and John Taylor and the same month he was involved in Gianni Coscia's quartet together with Dino Piana and Enzo Petropaoli, with whom he recorded the album 'Frescobaldi per noi' which is a 'jazz revisited' version of some fabulous music of Girolamo Frescobaldi from the renaissance period.

Those two projects were followed thought the years by prestigious Italian and English collaborations both in studio and on tour including several recordings with Nostalgia 77 ,Giovanni Guidi's Unknown Rebel band; Susaphonix (Mauro Ottolini); The Broken Band (Andrea Lombardini), Lyria dancing company (Giulia Gussago), Paolo Damiani , Enzo Pietropaoli 'Yatra' quartet, Mayra Andrade, Cristina Zavalloni & Radar Band,Battista Lena, Bruno Heinen, Gabriele Mirabassi, Lydian Sound Orchestra,Jamie Cullum, Keith Tippet Octet and many many others.

In 2007 he produced his first album as band leader entitled 'Conversations' (Impossible Ark Records), a duo with guitarist Federico Casagrande.

In 2010 he produced 'Coincidence' (Palomar Records), a duo with bassist Giovanni Maier.

In 2011 he began a productive relationship with prestigious Jazz label, Cam Jazz, who have released three of his albums to great acclaim:

' House of Cards' (2011)

'Through The Journey' (2012);

'SPL' (2013).

In 2012 Sigurtà  was the recipient of the 'Best New Talent' Award in the Italian Top Jazz' Referendum.