Gateshead International Jazz Festival

Laura Jurd's Dinosaur and Daniel Herskedal Trio with Royal Northern Sinfonia Strings

Northern Rock Foundation Hall

This concert features two of Europe’s most highly regarded young jazz instrumentalist/composers, each performing material from their most recent albums out on the enterprising British label, Edition Records. Their sets will feature their own bands, plus material specially arranged to include the strings from Royal Northern Sinfonia.

Laura Jurd’s band Dinosaur is one of the most vital and creative new ensembles in the UK today, also featuring keyboardist Elliot Galvin and rhythm section Conor Chaplin & Corrie Dick. A BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017, Laura received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2015 and in the past has been shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award, received the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and the Worshipful Company of Musician’s Young Jazz Musician of the Year award. Dinosaur’s debut album Together, As One blends elements of folk, jazz and rock and has received rave reviews.

“…this beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles.” The Guardian ★★★★★

“…one of Britain’s fastest rising jazz stars, a twenty-something composer and musician with a love of punk and Miles Davis.” London Evening Standard

Norwegian composer and tuba player Daniel Herskedal defies all conventions and preconceptions of what is possible as a soloist on the tuba. He is adept with a master’s voice in creating vast palettes of colours and exquisite tone in his music.

Since releasing the album Slow Eastbound Train with his trio and string orchestra, he has developed an instantly recognisable voice. Released in February 2015, this sublimely beautiful album brought his international profile to new heights prompting extensive touring throughout Europe and Japan as well as a 26minute commission from the BBC Concert Orchestra which was performed at London Jazz Festival in 2016.

In February 2017 he will release The Roc, the follow up album to Slow Eastbound Train building on the intuitive interplay of his trio, which features Daniel Herskedal (tuba, bass trumpet), Eyolf Dale (piano) and Gard Nilssen (drums).

“Daniel Herskedal has established a reputation for radiant eloquence and flawless virtuosity… his broadening palette is becoming a very inviting one.” The Guardian

“Norwegian tuba player Daniel Herskedal is nothing short of a miracle, which is mainly brought about by his perfect mastery of the instrument.” JAZZENZO

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