Laura Jurd's Dinosaur
'A mesmerising display of world-class musicianship.'
Jane Cornwell, The Evening Standard
The rise and rise of trumpeter Laura Jurd continues apace. A member of BBC Radio Three's 'New Generation Artists' initiative, she has also won a clutch of other notable awards: the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Award for 'Best Instrumentalist', the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition, the Young Jazz Musician Award in 2012 and, latterly, a nomination for her band Dinosaur's album Together, As One in the Mercury Music Awards in 2017. And all this before she's hit thirty!
Although she's highly active in jazz education (teaching at Trinity Laban), perhaps Jurd's biggest teaching scoop has been to show a younger generation that jazz needn't be a music hamstrung by past practices and presentation. Dinosaur, in particular, have found a ready and enthusiastic audience among those who otherwise would give any music carrying the 'j' label a wide berth, regularly packing out clubs and playing to festival crowds far and wide.
For those who haven't heard Jurd – or indeed, who may wonder where younger musicians may be taking the music next – this Herts Jazz appearance is an ideal opportunity to catch one of the hottest improvising tickets in town.
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Sunday September 29, 3:30pm
- > Laura Jurd - Trumpet
- > Elliot Galvin - Piano
- > Conor Chaplin - Double Bass
- > Corrie Dick - Drums