Concerts in March

Dear all,

I hope you've all had a good start of the new year and a lovely Valentine's Day last Tuesday! 

In this newsletter I would like to tell you about 4 upcoming concerts in March. First of all I will be a the Cercle Münster on Saturday 11th March with my wonderful accompanist Frank Harrison on the piano. Normally this private club in the Grund is only open for members but on this evening you can have a wonderful dinner at 19.00 hours and listen to our concert which will be starting around 21.00 hours. Or you can just come to our concert and have a drink at the bar before and/or after the concert. If you would like to come, please make a reservation by phone 47 06 431 or on reservation@munster.lu
 
The next day on Sunday 12th March I will be performing with my trio at the Saarwellingen Jazzwochen. With Frank Harrison on piano and Davide Petrocca on the double bass. The concert is free of entrance and will start at 11.00 hours in the morning. You can find some more info here: http://www.session.jazzwerkstatt.de
Last November we recorded lots of tunes for a new album so watch this space for any news. This coming Saturday we will start mixing. Very exciting!!

The weekend after I will do two guest performances with the Dutch Jazzband Pitch Plot 4. They have been invited to Luxembourg by the Dutch Embassy and will give their first performance at the great and upcoming club De Gudde Wëllen on Saturday 18th March at 20.30 hours. And on Sunday 19th Marchwe will be in Differdange at the very cool brasserie the Schräinerei as of 15.00 hours. If you would like to join us, entrance is free for both concerts but you just need to register at the Dutch Embassy on lux@minbuza.lu

Well, hope to see you at one of these concerts! All the best,
Edith

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My new band Magenta Hill, upcoming concert & more.
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My new band: Magenta Hill

Dear all, some of you might have already seen some posts on Facebook but now I would like to officially announce and present to you my new band called Magenta Hill! 

This Sunday 17th July we will have a concert that we're very much looking forward to and it will be taking place in the Grund (Luxembourg) at the Abbaye de Neumünster from 11.00 to 12.15. If the weather is nice (and we're hoping for that!) the stage will be outside on the place where you can have a drink, enjoy the beautiful view and listen to our concert. With George Letellier on piano, Paulo Simoes on guitar, Vedran Mutic on the double bass, Barbara Witzel on the violin and last but not least Jeff Herr on the drums replacing our drummer Benoit Martiny. 

Hope to see you there!!

I did a little interview last June for the glossy luxembourgish magazine "Luxembourg Feminin" about my favourite things and this was the very nice result. 
Our concert last week at the Jazzfestival Jazzpote in Thionville. Was great to play there! It even got recorded by radio 100,7 so I will keep you up to date if our concert will be broadcasted. 
Last week I did another interview for Le Journal because of our concert in Thionville and I was happily shocked that they did a whole page in their edition of last Friday. Wow! Thanks to Claude Müller.
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Newsletter May 2016

My trio with Frank Harrison & Davide Petrocca!
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New Video


Dear all, in my latest newsletter I posted my first video of my trio with an italian song called Estate. We have a new video now with a swinging tune from Jerome Kern called The song is you and I'm thrilled to be sharing this one with you now. It is such a pleasure to be making music with piano player Frank Harrison and bassplayer Davide Petrocca and I hope you will enjoy our version of this lovely tune. Video by George Letellier and sound by Georges Majerus. 
 
Edith van den Heuvel Trio- The Song Is You
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An original song!


I'm also quite excited about this: last year I wrote lyrics on a beautiful and original tune from Davide Petrocca. The tune is called "I can't believe in spring" and as the title suggests, it's quite a melancholy song. Just so you know ;-) You can listen to it on my Soundcloud page or below on YouTube:
Edith v/d Heuvel Trio - I can't believe in spring
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I'm very happy that we will be performing again at Pianos Kelly in Niederanven on Saturday 26th November! If you're interested in classical music by the way there will be a wonderful duo concert at Pianos Kelly on Friday 20th May at 19:00. 

Very soon I will write another newsletter about my new sextet which we named "Magenta Hill". We have three upcoming concerts in Luxembourg and France so stay tuned! I will tell you all about it next time.

Liefs,
Edith
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Newsletter February 2016

Our new video is now on-line!
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Dear all,

The new video I've recorded with my trio is now on-line! On a Sunday afternoon in November we were in the beautiful Schloss Weilerbach to record several tunes and we've chosen this italian song "Estate" to bring out first.

I'm thrilled to be working with these two amazing musicians: Frank Harrison on piano and Davide Petrocca on the double bass who is being featured in this video.

The video has been recorded and edited by George Letellier from MGL Studio Productions en the audio by Georges Majerus from Tritone Studios. Here is the link to the video:

https://youtu.be/C4uwgdW0cRE

The day before we also recorded our concert (with a simple audio device) and I thought it would be worthwhile sharing these with you as well as we play some more swinging tunes and you can feel the extra vibe of a live concert:

"I mean you" van Monk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U83LZl3bkG4
"Mi sono innamorata di te": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNG5Rzpn5z0
"I'm beginning to see the light": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ7RDwXw0AA

Next time more news about my new sextet and then I will reveal our new name!! :-)

Have a lovely week and I hope you enjoy listening to our recordings!!

Many warm greetings,
Edith
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Newsletter January 2016

Best wishes for the new year!


Dear all,

Maybe a bit late but still I would like to wish you all a healthy, happy and exciting 2016!

This is my first newsletter in this new format and I hope it finds you well. With the new format you can easily manage your subscription yourself so if you do not wish to receive these newsletters anymore you can easily unsubscribe or change it to another e-mail address. 
 

Looking back on 2015

Some of the highlights for me in 2015 have been the concerts with piano player Frank Harrison at the beautiful Cercle Münster in Luxembourg town, at the Kurfürstliches Palais in Trier and for the Dutch Embassy in Luxembourg. We also had two great concerts in a jazzclub in Ettlingen and at Pianos Kelly in Niederanven together with bassplayer Davide Petrocca which was a wonderful experience. In november we recorded a video with this trio in Schloss Weilerbach (close to Echternach) and we hope to share that video with you soon. And I hope to do many more concerts with these two amazing musiciens. Stay tuned!

I also had the great pleasure of doing two concerts with luxembourgish piano player Marc Mangen. One in Wittlich and one in Luxembourg town at ClassicMania. It was especially great to be doing some of Marc's own compositions.

I would like to thank everybody who was involved in these and al the other concerts. The organisers, the audience, the musicians and all those who've supported and inspired me. It means a lot to me and you make it possible for me to do what I love. 
 

A new band!

In the summer of 2015 I started thinking about having a new band as I felt so much like having a bigger band with whom I could experiment and do some new repertoire with. For sure I wanted to have a lot of groove and different styles so I could show (and discover) another side of me. Since end of december the band is complete (with 6 different nationalities!) and I'm very thrilled to introduce them to you.

On piano we have George Letellier, american pianoplayer, arranger and composer based in Luxembourg since 1995. For all these different grooves we have Benoit Martiny on the drums. The youngest member of the band is bass player Vedran Mutic from Slovenia. On guitar, especially for all the beautiful bossa nova tunes we would like to do (and much more), we have Paulo Simoes. And last but not least I'm very happy that violin player Barbara Witzel from the Luxembourg Philharmonic orchestra has accepted our invitation to join the band.

We're still brainstorming about the bandname so I will announce that next time! For sure I can't wait to start this new adventure with these great musiciens. We will have a concert on Sunday 17th July at the Apéro Jazz of the Abbaye de Neumünster in Luxembourg.

I will keep you up to date about any other news and upcoming concerts and I hope to see you sometime in 2016!

All the best!!
Edith

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