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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


Whose Hat Is This? – Tim Lefebvre / Kebbi Williams / JJ Johnson / Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell

Heartcore Records presents “Whose Hat Is This?” Tim Lefebvre: Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Keys, Guitar Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell: Drums, Percussion JJ Johnson: Drums, Percussion Kebbi Williams: Saxophone, Flute From a...

Bill Hangley, Jr.

Bill Hangley, Jr. is a songwriter from Philadelphia who began playing his guitar on the street almost as soon as he could play it at all. Born in 1969 and...

Lucia Cadotsch

Lucia Cadotsch, born in Zurich, Switzerland, is a singer and songwriter based in Berlin. She is one of the most recognized vocalists in the European contemporary jazz scene and is...

Britta Virves

Britta Virves is a pianist and composer born in Saaremaa, Estonia who is currently based in Stockholm, Sweden. Her piano compositions are narratively clear and harmonically modern meditations on the...

Lucia Cadotsch & Wanja Slavin

Lucia Cadotsch, born in Zurich, Switzerland, is a singer and songwriter based in Berlin. She is one of the most recognized vocalists in the European contemporary jazz scene and is...

Cecil Alexander

Cecil Alexander is a jazz guitarist and composer born in Muskegon, MI.  Inspired by his parents’ extensive music collection, Cecil absorbed the sounds of Grover Washington, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, and...

Kurt Rosenwinkel

American composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and producer Kurt Rosenwinkel is one of the most celebrated musical voices in jazz and is widely renowned as one of the most distinctive and gifted...

Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio

Guitarist, composer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and Heartcore Records founder Kurt Rosenwinkel has long been known as a singular creative voice at the forefront of modern music. His imaginative integration of electronics,...

Pedro Martins

Pedro Martins presents an exciting trip which elegantly fuses Pop sensibilities with South American elements, all the while undergoing an undoubtedly jazzy treatment.” – All About Jazz Pedro Martins hit...

Daniel Santiago

Daniel Santiago is a composer, guitarist and music producer who for the past 20 years has been an active and key contributor to the Brazilian and world music scenes. Originally...

The Chopin Project

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Guitar Jean-Paul Brodbeck – Piano Lukas Traxel – Acoustic Bass Jorge Rossy – Drums Legendary jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and acclaimed Swiss pianist Jean-Paul Brodbeck join forces...

Nicola Andrioli

Nicola Andrioli is a pianist, synthesist, composer, arranger, and educator born in Southern Italy and currently based out of Belgium. He has built an extensive discography over the last 15...

JLT – Johan Leijonhufvud Trio

I heard a story when I was a young child. It was a spellbinding story, told in magic, beautiful language I never heard before. It came from my parents’ vinyl player. It...

Bandit 65

Since its inception in 2016, Bandit 65 has toured the USA, Europe and Japan; the trio’s latest record is an amalgam of musical highlights culled from these three years of...


Eric Robert Lewis, popularly known as ELEW, is an American Concert Pianist who has found crossover success playing rock and pop music. He is known for his unconventional and physical...

Sun Dew

“Sun Dew, a sextet that shakes the jazz world…” Marc Zisman, QOBUZ (FR) Co-leaders Héloïse Lefebvre and Paul Audoynaud discovered a fertile breeding ground in the german capital for Sun...

Montë Mar

Montë Mar is a modern alternative/pop band based in Los Angeles, California that formed in early 2011. The group came together out of a collective desire to play original music...


Daniel Santiago & Pedro Martins – Valentina

JLT (Johan Leijonhufvud Trio) – Bopcorn

Bill Hangley, Jr. – Ubu’s Blues with Kurt Rosenwinkel


Introducing Cecil Alexander – Shug (Official Video)

Lucia Cadotsch AKI – NO APOLOGY

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Solé (Undercover: Live at the Village Vanguard)

Heartcore for Brazil – The Story of Song “Nossa Voz”

Daniel Santiago – Feelings

Kurt Rosenwinkel Ultimate Book of Compositions

Heartcore for Czechia – The Story of Song “Naše Sny”

The Chopin Project – Nouvelle Étude in A-flat major (No. 2)

Kurt Rosenwinkel – I Don’t Know

The Chopin Project – Valse in C-sharp minor (Op. 64, No. 2)

Nicola Andrioli – Tom’s Garden (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)

Nicola Andrioli – Bright Spark (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)

JLT (Johan Leijonhufvud Trio) – Harlem Nocturne

Nicola Andrioli – Foxes in the Night

JLT (Johan Leijonhufvud Trio) – The Marten

“Heartcore” Remixed & Remastered Double LP Reissue Campaign

Heartcore for Home – The Story of Song “Nohebo Al Salam”

Daniel Santiago – Song for Tomorrow (feat. Kurt Rosenwinkel)

Daniel Santiago – From the Mountains

Daniel Santiago – Open World (feat. Eric Clapton)

Kurt Rosenwinkel – All Is Well

Kurt Rosenwinkel and The Heartcore Orchestra – The Story of “Under it All”

Kurt Rosenwinkel and The Heartcore Orchestra – Under It All

Kurt Rosenwinkel Trio – Ugly Beauty

Heartcore for Ukraine – The Story of Song “Spivanka”

Pedro Martins – Esqueça (Official Video)

ELEW plays Rosenwinkel – CUBISM (Trailer)


Heartcore for India – The Story of Song “Gamaya”

Pedro Martins – Faces (feat. Chris Potter)

Sun Dew – Noodle Fish (Official Video)

Thank you for bringing Heartcore to Africa

SUN DEW – This Secret Cay (Official Video)

Heartcore Records presents Montë Mar – Expectations

Heartcore for Africa – The Story of Song “Ni Chikondi”

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Hold On (Official Video)

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Kama (Official Video)

Kurt Rosenwinkel presents his CAIPI Band – Official Trailer

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Casio Vanguard (Official Video)


Heartcore Records is an independent record label created by guitarist/composer/producer Kurt Rosenwinkel dedicated to the release of high-quality music, regardless of genre or style. The company was founded in Berlin, Germany 2016 with the help of Eric Clapton and other generous supporters. Since then, it has successfully released multiple music albums and created various beneficial and educational projects.

The purpose of this platform is not only to release the highest quality music and help promising artists achieve their vision but also to contribute to society with various philanthropic programs.

Rosenwinkel’s vision is to create a new brand that celebrates the true connection of the human spirit beyond genre or category. It is a recognition of the fact that all traditions meet at the root and that we are all in this together. Thus the name „Heartcore” perfectly exemplifies this attitude: music with heart, from the core, and hardcore- meaning created with complete dedication. Join us in this exciting adventure!


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