The Blue Lamp is delighted to welcome back Laura Jurd following her acclaimed concerts in 2013 and 2015. Formerly known as the Laura Jurd Quartet, a new band awakens from the jaws of extinction. Formed in 2010, Dinosaur have performed extensively in the UK and beyond, having recently appeared at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz Sur Son 31 in Toulouse and 12 Points Festival 2015.
Led by multi-award-winning, BBC New Generation Artist trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd, the band plays music influenced by a wealth of musical traditions including folk, minimalism and rock music. These four powerhouse musicians of their generation never fail to create seismic shifts with the perfect blend of groove, melody and abandon.
'Jurd stretched critics and musicians' repertoire of superlatives with this sophisticated and technically awesome session – on memorable originals with folk and contemporary-classical connections, delivered with the assurance of a budding trumpet-improv original.' ★★★★- John Fordham, The Guardian
Laura Jurd: trumpet/fx
Elliot Galvin: keyboard
Conor Chaplin: electric bass
Corrie Dick: drums