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Daniel Santiago and Pedro Martins – Movement

Heartcore Records is proud to present Daniel Santiago and Pedro Martin’s latest release Movement. The musical language that Santiago and Martins share on Movement is as radical, complex, and poetic

Kurt’s Take On … I Remember You

Kurt’s Take On … is a brand-new series of lectures by Kurt Rosenwinkel. In this series, Kurt will be taking a closer look at standards, showing his perspective, and sharing

Nifty Fifty by JLT – Johan Leijonhufvud Trio

Heartcore Records’ newest release available on September 15, 2023 Heartcore Records is pleased to present Johan Leijonhufvud Trio’s new album Nifty Fifty, featuring Johan Leijonhufvud on guitar, Johnny Åman on

Bill Hangley, Jr. – Jukebox Jed and Other Songs

An intimate and original folk journey reflecting the spirit of Heartcore Records, recorded and produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel: “When an artist is at one with what they are doing, it

Pedro Martins – Rádio Mistério

Heartcore Records’ newest release available May 31, 2023 Heartcore Records is proud to announce guitarist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Pedro Martins’ second album on Heartcore Records. Rádio Mistério is a

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Undercover (Live at the Village Vanguard)

Legendary guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel’s latest quartet with visionary jazz musicians Aaron Parks (Piano & Fender Rhodes), Eric Revis (Acoustic Bass) and Greg Hutchinson (Drums). Rosenwinkel returns to the

Heartcore for Brazil – Nossa Voz

Independent record label continues ongoing charity efforts, aiming to fund music education for disadvantaged children in Brazil. Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Berlin-based music label Heartcore Records has announced Heartcore for Brazil, the

Lucia Cadotsch announces her new project AKI

Prominent bandleader in contemporary jazz Lucia Cadotsch presents her new quartet with pianist/organist Kit Downes (UK), bassist Phil Donkin (UK) and drummer James Maddren (UK). Building on the success of her

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s first solo guitar album Berlin Baritone is out

Legendary guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel returns with Berlin Baritone, a series of eight completely improvised pieces on the baritone guitar, an instrument Rosenwinkel has never recorded an album with

Support Kurt Rosenwinkel Ultimate Book of Compositions

Kurt Rosenwinkel is lauded as one of the most influential composers and guitarists of his generation. His compositional voice and utterly modern sense of harmony has changed the landscape of

New Release by LIUN + The Science Fiction Band

Award-winning vocalist Lucia Cadotsch and acclaimed saxophonist/composer Wanja Slavin join forces with some of the leading voices in Berlin’s contemporary jazz scene to form a ten-piece orchestra as an extension

Britta Virves presents Juniper

Britta Virves is one of the most sought-after young pianists in Swedish jazz. Virves presents her debut album Juniper, a deeply autobiographical work, joined by Jonas Bäckman on drums and

Introducing Cecil Alexander

Heartcore Records’ newest release available on September 23rd 2022 Heartcore Records is proud to present Introducing Cecil Alexander, Alexander’s debut album as a bandleader, featuring Will Gorman on organ and

Heartcore for Czechia – Naše Sny

Heartcore Records continues charity campaign, helps fund music education for children in a Czech orphanage with new single featuring high-profile musical guest performers. Independent music label Heartcore Records has announced

A Ritual of Transformation: Kurt Rosenwinkel Turns His Hand to the Piano

by TED PANKEN Since his mid-30s, Kurt Rosenwinkel, now 51, has held quasi-guitar god stature among connoisseurs of the instrument, jazz-oriented or otherwise. That’s one reason why Plays Piano, Rosenwinkel’s recent solo

Cecil Alexander on Heartcore Records

We are thrilled to announce the newest artist on our ever-expanding Heartcore roster – Cecil Alexander.  Cecil is a jazz guitarist and composer born in Muskegon, MI. Inspired by his parents’ extensive

Introducing “The Chopin Project”

Kurt Rosenwinkel & Jean-Paul Brodbeck present “The Chopin Project”, a collaborative reinterpretation of Chopin’s music for jazz quartet, featuring Jorge Rossy on drums and Lukas Traxel on bass. “The Chopin

Nicola Andrioli – Skylight

Heartcore Records’ newest release available January 14, 2022 Nicola Andrioli presents his latest collection of expansive and virtuosic compositions as a bandleader, joined by Stephane Galland on drums, Federico Pecoraro

Kurt Rosenwinkel Plays Piano

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and Heartcore Records founder Kurt Rosenwinkel is acclaimed as one of the finest jazz guitarists of his generation, but many might not know that he is also

Heartcore Records Releases “Harlem Nocturne” by JLT (Johan Leijonhufvud Trio)

“You may not know how to pronounce Johan’s last name, but once you hear the wonderful sound of his guitar, you won’t forget him. I have known Johan for many

Join our effort to re-issue Kurt Rosenwinkel’s 2003 album Heartcore!

Since the initial release in 2003, Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Heartcore has been lauded by listeners and musicians alike for its forward-thinking vision and conception and seamless integration of electronic elements with

Heartcore for Home – Nohebo Al Salam

Berlin-based independent music label continues charity campaign, helps fund music education for children in refugee camps with new single featuring high-profile musical guest performers. Independent music label Heartcore Records has

New release by Daniel Santiago – Song for Tomorrow is out now!

“Listen to this, I guarantee it will change your mind, it gives me peace and hope, it makes me want to play.” – Eric Clapton Acclaimed guitarist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Daniel

Daniel Santiago: Open World (feat. Eric Clapton)

Heartcore Records artist Daniel Santiago releases “Open World” from his forthcoming album Song for Tomorrow. A catchy and unique blend of Brazilian spirit and classic rock and funk “Open World”

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s Masterclasses available on Heartcore Records

Kurt Rosenwinkel is known for his genius in composition, improvisation, jazz interpretation and for his amazing virtuosity and the highest level of technique in playing guitar, piano and other instruments.

New single of Kurt Rosenwinkel – All Is Well

Heartcore Records released a new single composed and performed by Kurt Rosenwinkel (Guitar, Lead Vox, Synth, Percussion) called “All Is Well”. The single also feature Pedro Martins (Drums, Bass, Guitar,

Kurt Rosenwinkel and Heartcore Orchestra- Under It All

Independent record label Heartcore Records issued a video and recording of its unprecedented new collaborative project- a full-scale orchestral rendering of guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel’s masterful song “​Under It

Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio – Angels Around

Heartcore Records’ newest release available (May 8th 2020) Jazz luminary Kurt Rosenwinkel, bassist Dario Deidda and drummer Gregory Hutchinson dive headfirst into a collection of five standards and two originals with

Heartcore for Ukraine

Heartcore Records has announced “Heartcore for Ukraine”, the third installment in its “Heartcore for the World” outreach initiative. Building upon the highly successful Heartcore For Africa and Heartcore For India

Bandit 65 Released a Musical Travelogue of Spontaneous Compositions

Comprised of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Tim Motzer on guitar & electronics and Gintas Janusonis on drums, percussion, & electronics, the band embarks on deep sonic exploration replete with moments of

Elew plays Rosenwinkel – CUBISM

Berlin-based independent music label Heartcore Records have a new addition to its diverse and multifaceted catalogue of recordings; “ELEW Plays Rosenwinkel – CUBISM”, a collaboration between the genre-melding pianist ELEW


On March 15th, 2018 Heartcore Records website shop published a song “Gamaya”, the result of a one-time collaboration between Kurt Rosenwinkel, Becca Stevens, Aashish Khan Indian vocalist Chandana Bala Kalyan and the children of Sai Baba Path

Heartcore for India Is Coming Soon

Following the success of Heartcore for Africa, we are excited to bring you Heartcore for India, the second charitable project from Kurt Rosenwinkel’s independent label Heartcore Records. This outreach initiative

Pedro Martins VOX is released on Heartcore Records

Brazilian Multi-Instrumentalist Pedro Martins Collaborates with Kurt Rosenwinkel  as Producer on New Album VOX   Album Features Kurt Rosenwinkel, Brad Mehldau,  Chris Potter, Kyle Crane, Frederico Heliodoro, Antonio Loureiro & Oscar Azevedo

Kurt Rosenwinkel meets Pedro Martins

“When I first met Pedro Martins I was presiding over the Montreux Guitar competition in 2015 with John McLaughlin and other distinguished judges. We unanimously chose Pedro for first place.

Thank you for bringing Heartcore to Africa

We at Heartcore Records would like to sincerely thank you for your loving support of the “Heartcore for Africa” project. With your help, Heartcore representative, musician, producer, and educator Michaela

SUN DEW Fall Update

Heartcore Records artists Sun Dew have kept a busy schedule touring in support of their new EP “This Secret Cay”. With recent performances in Frankfurt, Porto, Stuttgart, Berlin, and Paris,


We are very happy to introduce you our new Heartcore family members – a band “Sun Dew”.  The young promising band from Berlin aspires to create a powerful and dreamlike universe

Heartcore Records sell scores!

We are happy to announce another addition to the Heartcore Records Shop! Starting June 1st Hertcore Records will give you exclusive access to sheet music from guitarist and composer Kurt Rosenwinkel’s

About Expectations – review by Marek Heczko

Lying in the sun and watching sky’s shaping clouds while listening to the album’s great one, Kind of Love, forms just a perfect setting. Californian indie-synth-pop group Montë Mar are


LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2018) — Montë Mar, an alternative pop group based out of Los Angeles, Calif., will soon release their debut full-length album Expectations on April 6, on

The London Financial Times wrote a great review of the Bandit 65 show, 4/5 stars. Thank you!

Kurt Rosenwinkel and Bandit 65, Ronnie Scott’s, London — power chords and body-shaking grooves Two guitarists and a drummer conjured compelling jazz improvisations  Mike Hobart JANUARY 18, 2018 The closely

Heartcore for Africa song is released!

Today December 12th, 2017, Heartcore Records released a new song “Ni Chikondi (About Love)”, in collaboration with the Mthunzi Center for former street children in Lusaka, Zambia. All the proceeds

Heartcore for Africa – The New Project Coming Soon

Kurt Rosenwinkel’s independent music label contributes to African orphanage with new rap song featuring prominent jazz artists and children’s choir On December 12, 2017, Berlin-based music label Heartcore Records will

CAIPI coming soon on VINYL

We are proud to announce the first vinyl released on Heartcore Records. This will be also the first ever vinyl record by Kurt Rosenwinkel to be available! Coming soon on Heartcore

Caipi Band touring across USA

Kurt Rosenwinkel has put together an amazing group of musicians to perform his brand new album CAIPI. The band features Pedro Martins on guitar, Olivia Trummer on piano, Frederico Heliodoro


Dear Friends,   It is with Immense Joy and satisfaction that I announce the release of my new album “Caipi”. This is a work that has been coming for ten years,

CAIPI available to pre-order from January 20th

Heartcore Records and RazDaz Recordz can’t wait to share with you Kurt Rosenwinkel’s brand new album CAIPI officially released from February 10th. That’s why you have this amazing opportunity to pre-order the

Two Jazz Visionaries Join Forces

Razdaz Recordz hosts Kurt Rosenwinkel’s new independent label, Heartcore Records. Through this new collaboration we are delighted to be working with Kurt and his new record label. With our established