Simões, Osborne & van den Heuvel

                             Simões, Osborne & van den Heuvel

                                         Acoustic Jazz Trio


                                    - The world on a string -


In search of purity, sincerity and expression, these three Luxembourg based musicians have found each other in a musical dialogue that is influenced by many different styles and genres. Jazz, swing and improviation are the centre of it, yet their program is infused with influences and songs from Bossa Nova, Folk, Pop & Chanson. 


Often intimate and gentle, sometimes playful, powerful and expressive this trio will bring you invigorating acoustic sounds. The guitar is laying down the harmonic and rhythmic tapestry while the cello goes from playing a walking bass to playing soaring melodies. The voice sings, moves and improvises around these sounds and rhythms of the strings. 


Paulo Simões (guitar), Annemie Osborne (cello and voice) and Edith van den Heuvel (voice) are constantly finding new ways to musically interact and interchange their musical roles. Join them on their musical journey filled with tenderness, joyfull sparks and beautiful harmonies. 



Edith van den Heuvel - voice

Annemie Osborne - cello and voice

Paulo Simões - guitar


Duo with Frank Harrison

Dutch jazz singer Edith van den Heuvel and jazz pianist Frank Harrison from the UK have been working together since springtime 2012. Since then they have been performing in some beautiful places in Luxembourg such as the L'Inouï, the Abbaye de Neumünster and the Cercle Münster. But they've also had memorable concerts in Germany, Holland and Sweden. Edith and Frank love to perform jazz-ballads and jazz-standards from e.g. Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Jerome Kern but also some more contemporary works from composers such as Kenny Wheeler. They released their first CD called "Beneath the Blue" in December 2014.


Frank Harrison is one of UK’s finest young jazz pianists impressing audiences with his delicate and impressionistic playing. Since many years he is Gilad Atzmon’s right hand in one of the most renowned jazz groups in the UK, the Orient House Ensemble and also with his own trio he has garnered rave reviews in the English press.


"Frank Harrison is one of the most talented young musicians I have heard" - Ronnie Scott



Magenta Hill

Magenta Hill is an exciting new jazzband from Luxembourg with six musicians, all with different nationalities and backgrounds.


Edith van den Heuvel (voice), Barbara Witzel (violin), George Letellier (piano), Paulo Simoes (guitar), Vedran Mutic (bass) and Benoit Martiny (drums) are mixing and experimenting with different elements such as groovy rhythms, bossa-nova, swing, modern jazz elements and improvisation while still staying true to the jazz tradition. 

The repertoire covers a range of different styles and music from Horace Silver to Joni Mitchell, from Wayne Shorter to Manfred Schoof and from Cole Porter to Toninho Horta.

Schwickerath & van den Heuvel

Since 2006 jazz singer Edith van den Heuvel and guitar player Dany Schwickerath from Trier are forming a jazz duo. They have a strong musical connection and they love to play the classical jazz standards from composers such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and Rodgers & Hart but also songs from Michel Legrand and Antonio Carlos Jobim. 


In 2009 Edith and Dany released their first CD "Hidden Waltz" which they recorded at the Tritone Studios in Trier. The CD was released by the Trierer label Portabile Music. Have a look here for reviews.


Edith van den Heuvel Trio

Frank Harrison - piano

Davide Petrocca - double bass

Edith van den Heuvel - voice

Blue Art Orchestra 2006 - 2016

The Blue Art Orchestra, conducted by Georg Ruby, has found its very personal way of interpreting contemporary works for jazz orchestra. Compositions and arrangements of Georg Ruby as well as composers as Kenny Wheeler, Django Bates and Maria Schneider are part of its program.

Of course the BAO feels also very comfortable with groovy jazz: it features a great deal of the otherwise seldom performed band book of the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band. Francy Bolands very special rhythm concept for big band is, as straight-ahead-experience, still a great pleasure for fans of the biggest possible band constellation.

And what would a jazz orchestra be without its voice: BAO features Dutch jazz singer Edith van den Heuvel as solo singer and in addition she's a colourful sound source to the orchestra.

Georg Ruby is co-founder of the legendary Stadtgarten in Cologne, Germany, piano solo performer and leader of the trio/quartet Village Zone. He is head of the Jazz studies at the German College of Music Saar in Saarbrücken and manager of the label JazzHausMusik in Cologne.


Ben Heit Quartet                                featuring Edith van den Heuvel

Ben Heit: piano
Damien Prudhomme: saxes
Jean-Luc Déat: bass
Christian Mariotto: drums
Edith van den Heuvel: voice
Ben Heit Quartet featuring Edith van den Heuvel
The music of Joni Mitchell
Together with the Ben Heit Quartet, jazz singer Edith van den Heuvel is bringing a tribute to the music of the Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. 
Joni Mitchell’s songs and musicianship have been an inspiration to many people all over the world since the start of her career in the late 1960’s when she became famous as a folk singer. Later on she started working with jazz musicians such as Jacco Pastorius, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Charles Mingus. Also Ben Heit has been fascinated with Joni Mitchell for over 25 years and with this formation he is bringing a tribute to her and her music with his wonderful arrangements of her songs.
The Ben Heit Quartet are not only interpreting Joni Mitchell’s own compositions such as “Blue Motel Room”, “Both sides now” and “Black Crow” but also some of Joni's interpretations of jazz classics such as “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” and “Twisted”.

Edith van den Heuvel Quartet

Edith van den Heuvel (voice), Dany Schwickerath (guitar), Davide Petrocca (double bass) and Christian Nink (drums).