Laura Jurd in Edinburgh – with Dinosaur, Playtime, Fergus McCreadie’s Large Ensemble – London Jazz News

Laura Jurd (Three concerts in Edinburgh. July 2022. Live Reviews by Patrick Hadfield) Dinosaur. Screengrab from livestream. Credit EJ&BF / Paul Macdonald. Trumpeter and, for these gigs at least, cornetist Laura Jurd made her first trip to the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, and having got here made the most of the trip, appearing in … Read more

The Collaborative Works of the Viennese Studio Dan Ensemble ~ The Free Jazz Collective

The Viennese experimental ensemble Studio Dan was founded in 2005 by composer-trombonist Dan Daniel Riegler and since then has kept refining its inclusive aesthetics and has operated on the borders between diverse sub-genres of contemporary music: improvisation, new music, jazz, art- rock and more. Studio Dan has commissioned works by like-minded composers and improvisers like … Read more

MIUAWGA (Make It Up As We Go Along) Ensemble, Dir. Laura Jurd, RNCM, 1 April 2022 – London Jazz News

Bassist/composer Steve Berry has strong views about improvisation – “a core skill and human right that no musician should be denied” – and his new project at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester does exactly what it says on the tin. Berry was a founder member of Loose Tubes. Now an influential … Read more