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