Doeke (Doo-kuh) is the cinematic piano project of pianist and composer Jorn Swart. Known for his refined playing and emotive compositions, Jazziz Magazine wrote that Swart has “mastered the art of using a single improvised line to elicit complex emotions.” Swart moved to the USA in 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar to pursue a master’s degree in jazz piano in New York City, where he’s been living and performing ever since. Throughout his career, Swart has been busy not only as a composer and a piano soloist, but also as a bandleader, musical director, and recording artist for other musicians. As he built his name, touring throughout the USA and in Europe and garnering international acclaim, audiences told him that his work sounded like it was telling a story. With Doeke, he leans into this quality — Doeke’s music has the narrative, emotional attributes of a film score. His latest work Herinner (to be released via Nettwerk) is a continued exploration of his signature dreamy and gentle piano playing with sonic reflection of stories from the past, present and future.