Tuesday, 21 April 2015
What's happening in Sheffield?
One of the UK’s most acclaimed and talked-about bands this week at Millennium Hall, Ecclesall Road Sheffield on this Friday 24th April when Sheffield Jazz welcome the Laura Jurd quartet
Laura Jurd: trumpet; Elliot Galvin: piano; Conor Chaplin: bass; Corrie Dick: drums
One of the hottest young bands in the UK - an intriguing, creative outfit, fusing elements from European folk, jazz and classical traditions to create a distinctive sound. Winner of the 2015 Parliamentary “Instrumentalist of the Year” award.
Laura Jurd is a London-based trumpet player, composer and improviser. A diverse musician, she plays and writes a wide variety of music, drawing upon classical, jazz and folk sources and is a highly active member of the UK jazz and improvisation scene. Playing with a number of ensembles, she has performed at some of the country's most prestigious venues and at many UK and European festivals. She released her critically acclaimed debut album 'Landing Ground' in November 2012..
Elliot Galvin, winner (with his trio) of the 2014 European Young Musician of the Year Award, leads a hugely talented rhythm section.
‘Jurd stretched critics and musicians’ repertoire of superlatives with this sophisticated and technically awesome session ... **** … post-60s Miles Davis trumpet phrasing, folk themes, classical music, and a Django Batesian spikiness ...” John Fordham, The Guardian
Doors Open 19.45, Music Starts 20.30
Tickets available on the night
Full £14, Concessions £11,
Student with NUS card £7,
15 - 17 year olds £2,
Under 15s Free...
or in advance
from WeGotTickets www.wegottickets.com
Next up at Sheffield Jazz:
Friday 8th May Millennium Hall: Darius Brubeck quartet
Thursday 14th May Sheffield University Students Union: Roller Trio
And at the Lescar on Wednesday 22nd April: YANA £6
Corey Mwamba is a wonderful, communicative vibes player with a UK-wide reputation, Dave Kane is one of the UK’s finest improvising bass players, and Joshua Blackmore is the incredible drummer with Troyka and Tom Cawley’s Curios. Risk-taking, edge of the seat music, on the boundary between composed and improvised. Doors Open 8.30, Music Starts 9.00pm