Heillig Manoeuvre

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Heillig Manoeuvre Short Info

Bassist Henry Heillig was born and raised in Montreal. His parents were music lovers, his dad an amateur who played folk and calypso on the guitar, Bach on harpsichord and blues and jazz on the piano. Henry’s first musical incarnation was as singer/songwriter, accompanying his own songs on acoustic guitar in local coffee houses.

Henry’s first professional bass gig occurred in the wilds of Ghana. While he and his friend Michael Bard were travelling in West Africa, a chance meeting led to their joining F. Micah’s Concert Party, a 38 member vaudeville style troupe which traveled village to village, performing a 5 hr variety show outdoors nightly. Michael and Henry played R&B and funk tunes with the highlife drummer in the troupe, causing much amusement among the rural audiences who had never before witnessed 2 white boys shakin' their tailfeathers!

Henry returned to Canada and settled in Toronto, where he resumed bass studies and performed in folk circles with, among others, Ian Tamblyn and Nancy White

In 1979, Henry and Matt Zimbel founded the nine piece latinfunksalzajazz band Manteca. This Juno winning ensemble released 10 LPs and CDs and toured the world’s major festivals, from Stockholm to the Hollywood Bowl. From 1980 to 1996, Henry also toured and recorded with some of Canada’s top children’s entertainers including Sharon, Lois and Bram, and Eric Nagler, for whom he produced three albums and the music for 5 seasons of Eric’s World TV.

More recently, Henry has been freelancing in the busy Toronto jazz and blues scene. He has also been part of harmonica master Carlos del Junco's band the Blues Mongrels, since 1997.

Henry has been musical director for both the Genie and Gemini Awards (Canadian film and Television) shows, has composed music for film and documentaries, and is currently producing recording and live projects.

Bassist Henry Heillig was born and raised in Montreal. His parents were music lovers, his dad an amateur who played folk and calypso on the guitar, Bach on harpsichord and blues and jazz on the piano. Henry’s first musical incarnation was as singer/songwriter, accompanying his own songs on acoustic guitar in local coffee houses.

Henry’s first professional bass gig occurred in the wilds of Ghana. While he and his friend Michael Bard were travelling in West Africa, a chance meeting led to their joining F. Micah’s Concert Party, a 38 member vaudeville style troupe which traveled village to village, performing a 5 hr variety show outdoors nig...

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Past Gigs Heillig Manoeuvre

  • 01 | 2016 Waterloo, ON The Jazz Room
  • 08 | 2015 Toronto The Jazz Bistro
  • 07 | 2015 Burlington ON Royal Botanical Gardens
  • 06 | 2015 Niagara Falls, ON Niagara Jazz Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Toronto The Jazz Bistro

Discography Heillig Manoeuvre

  • 2015 Wait, There's More! Album | G-THREE
  • 2013 Toons Album | G-THREE

Media

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Origin

  • Toronto CA

Members

  • Henry Heillig Bass Player (Leader)
  • Alison Young Saxophones
  • Stacie McGregor Piano/Keys
  • Charlie Cooley Drums

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