Monday June 20th: Bruno Heinen and the Italian Job

Already at our last gig of June (we have no gig on the 27th, but jazz fans may want to investigate this) and our penultimate gig of the season (!) and it will be a very great pleasure to welcome one of London’s most brilliant pianists and composers, Bruno Heinen with a recently formed trio featuring the excellent rhythm section of Michele Tacchi and Riccardo!

bruno italian trio

Bruno Heinen – piano

Michele Tacchi – electric bass

Riccardo Chiaberta – drums

Regulars at The Oxford probably already know Bruno Heinen well, if not for his many great appearances at night then for his many inspiring projects – most recently his Bill Evans tribute duo with Kristian Borring, his reinvention of Vivaldi or jazz reimagining of Stockhausen’s Tierkreis – a musical presence in the capital which goes from strength to strength.

For this gig he is joined by two fantastic London-based Italians, bassist Michele Tacchi and drummer Riccardo Chiaberta, to form this collaborative trio and forward-thinking trio, playing original music by each of the members. Unified by language stemming from the European jazz tradition, the trio is equally defined by the distinctive character of its members; Heinen’s roots in impressionistic classical music, Tacchi’s lyrical fretless bass sound and wide dynamic range of Chiaberta’s sensitive drumming – this promises to be a very special gig!

(Rumours of a guest turn by a brilliant young Scottish saxophonist can neither be confirmed nor denied.)

‘Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts. ****’ John Fordham, The Guardian

As ever, doors at 8:30, music from 9; entry £10 / 5.

We hope to see you there!

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