Jazz Organ and Piano

...this is where it’s at in Australia. - ABC Limelight Magazine



Youtube channel - Jazz Organ Bites

I've started sharing some of my research into historically important jazz organ recordings on a new Youtube channel called Jazz Organ Bites. These bite-sized videos demonstrate particular tunes or techniques - you can check these out at Youtube and don't forget to subscribe.

New original recordings

We've been working away at some new original tunes of mine, recording them in my home studio on my 1961 Hammond A100. This one is called "All Greyed Out"

Darren Heinrich's Tonewheel at Foundry

We've just completed a 6-week run as part of the Rare Groove Mondays at Foundry 616 in Ultimo. This expanded version of the trio featured a different special guest saxophonist each week. Videos of select performances from this series are on the Video page. The guests were:

  • Nick Bowd
  • Dave Theak
  • Sean Coffin
  • Matt Keegan
  • Mark Ginsburg
  • Karl Laskowski

Dan Barnett with The Darren Heinrich Trio at Paris Cat

The trio made its first appearance in Melbourne at the very funky Paris Cat jazz club on March 30th, 2016, backing our good friend Dan Barnett on vocals and trombone.

Kickin' The B3 at Bar 303

On March 31st, 2016, the trio performed at Bar 303 in Northcote, Melbourne for it's monthly "Kickin' The B3" night. It was great to perform on a real Hammond for a change! There's a video of this gig on the Video page.

Sorcha Albuquerque Trio recording at ABC

On April 20th, 2016 I recorded with fabulous guitarist Sorcha Albuquerque at ABC studios in Ultimo, with Evan Mannell on drums. The session will be broadcast on ABC radio later this year - stay tuned!

Darren Heinrich Trio with Spike Mason

The trio performs on March 25th with a very special guest Spike Mason on sax.

Libor Smoldas at Playbar

Libor Smoldas (Czech) was our special guest recently at Playbar and Cronulla’s Brass Monkey.

KeyB Organ Artist Deal

I'm proud to announce I've been given an Artist deal from KeyB Organ, Italy. This B3 clone is as close as it gets to the real vintage Hammond.
This B3 clone is as close as it gets to the real vintage Hammond in both tone and interface. It’s a pure joy to play!

USA Trip October 2014

At Motown

With Ben Dixon

With Toussaint Thompson
With Jim Alfredson & Brandon Christie

With Tyrone Young

With Eric Johnson & Nate Lucas