Darren Heinrich is a versatile Sydney-based pianist, organist and educator who holds a 1st class Honours degree in Jazz from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. He has recently completed his PhD research in Jazz Organ Improvisation. His influences incorporate the entire spectrum of the Jazz idiom, from its earliest ragtime roots to modern jazz. He regularly gigs with his own trio and freelances with a wide variety of acts both locally and abroad.
Darren has studied extensively with Hammond masters Dr. Lonnie Smith and Tony Monaco, and wrote his undergraduate thesis comparing the styles of Jimmy Smith and Larry Young.