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Jazz Herstory presents…
Laura Jurd

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laura jurd, poplar union, jazz herstory, music, arts, culture, east London

The second in the Jazz Herstory series, Poplar Union presents Laura Jurd, member of  2017 Mercury Prize nominees, Dinosaur.

Laura Jurd

Laura Jurd is a British award-winning trumpet player, composer and bandleader, Mercury Prize nominated and BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017.

She rose to critical acclaim with the release of her debut album ‘Landing Ground’ in 2012, featuring the Ligeti Quartet. Described by All About Jazz as a musician who ‘embraces melody, harmony and groove as much as she provokes with blasts of dissonance and gutsy angularity’, it is her ability to combine the soft with the abrasive, the calm with the fiery, that makes her music-making so compelling.

She will perform with a trio, improvising with electric grooves, folk-infused melodies and a uniquely characterful harmonic sense.

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About Jazz Herstory

Jazz Herstory presents female led bands playing jazz now, spanning styles, sounds and generations. Showcasing the richness of jazz being made in the UK today and celebrating the women who contribute, Jazz Herstory presents award winning bands and instrumentalists, composers of national and international acclaim and people making waves locally.

We aim to share: to bring women from the background to a balanced foreground in jazz. Female instrumentalists have not been part of the story of jazz as much as their male counterparts and we want to play a part in writing a more balanced story from here on in and dissolve stereotypes in the process.

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