Henrique Eisenmann "Voices" - Live at 1900 Building
Doors open - 7:00 pm
Concert begins - 7:30 pm
Acclaimed as "a truly impressive Brazilian pianist" by the Latin Beat Magazine (May 2012), Henrique Eisenmann is one of the most provocative musicians in Boston, having already made his mark on the contemporary Brazilian jazz scene over the past several years. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Henrique moved to Switzerland when he was three years old. Having no knowledge of the German language at all, the only thing he could understand and memorize was the music and melodies from the kindergarten. That year he started his first piano lessons, and later on, back in Brazil, he continued his studies in several conservatoires and in the State University of Campinas, always focusing in adapting Brazilian folk music to the jazz piano/improvisation practice.
Since his arrival in the United States in 2010, he has performed with dozens of groups in such prestigious venues as Jordan Hall, Regattabar, WGBH Fraser Hall, Berklee College of Music and many international festivals as the Nisville Jazz Festival (Serbia), Panama Jazz Festival (Panama), Boston’s JazzWeek, MTV PIB Festival (São Paulo), Bansko Jazz Festival (Bulgaria), Zfuno Tarbut Festival (Israel) and small venues in Berlin, New York, Paris Tel Aviv and Rio de Janeiro. In 2008 in Brazil he received a grant from the São Paulo City Hall Foundation for the recording and national tour of the albums “Festa da Cumieira” (a project inspired by the music of Hermeto Pascoal), and “Alexei e Banda Toda” (celebrating the works of Alexei Alves). Henrique worked in many artistic projects with dance and theatre, composing the soundtracks for the production of Kafka's "Letter to the Father", the twelve-tone musical "Beauty Saloon" and the spectacle "The Sea and the hinterland", all in Brazil. In 2011, Henrique participated in the Dr. Special quartet, which was awarded the Contemporary Improvisation Honors Ensemble in New England Conservatory, mixing poetry, rock'n roll and several world rhythms. He has been teaching ensembles, improvisation and Brazilian music workshops for the past 5 years in many different countries, including his residency in The Ciudad del Saber (Panama City) and the Jerusalem Academy of Music (Israel). Henrique’s music presents a mix of several influences, from the propelling Brazilian folk rhythms, the explosiveness of McCoy Tyner to the harmonies of Ravel and the raw expressionism of Hermeto Pascoal.
Currently he is a doctoral student at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he completed his Masters degree in Jazz Performance studying with legends Ran Blake, Fred Hersch, Bob Moses, Dave Holland, and Jason Moran.