“I’ve heard a lot of musicians and bands working within the Jazz idiom.
Over the years, certain artists have stood out as having that certain something extra.
Heillig Manoeuvre is one of those stand-out groups.” – Heather Bambrick (JAZZ.FM91)
Heillig Manoeuvre is a Toronto-based quartet whose repertoire consists of original instrumental jazz. Bassist/bandleader Henry Heillig describes what they do as thoughtful fun.
“I write songs, with melody and elements of my own character. They become jazz in performance with my musical partners.” – Henry Heillig
Heillig is best known for his twenty+ years as musical director of Manteca, the nine-piece afrolatinworldbeatcalypsojazz ensemble.
“Manteca was a great ride, much like an ocean liner. Heillig Manoeuvre by comparison, is a sailboat that can change direction on a gust of spontaneity. Our performances have form, but also room for fresh ideas, and we push each other to be our very best. Audience reaction to our approach has been uniformly rewarding!” – Henry Heillig