One of the most exciting jazz acts in the UK is performing in Donegal this weekend.
Dinosaur, described by All About Jazz as “A new British jazz supergroup”, is appearing at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny on Friday February 24th as part of a Music Network national tour.
Dinosaur, led by the “sophisticated and technically awesome" trumpet player and composer Laura Jurd, has been performing together for over six years.
The result is utterly compelling live performances and a wonderfully cohesive group sound.
A recent 5 star review of their new album ‘Together, As One ‘ in The Guardian says “Imagine the impressionistic electric-jazz moodiness and glistening keyboard textures of Miles Davis’s ‘In A Silent Way’ seamlessly wrapped around Celtic folk melodies, Django Batesian idiom-swaps, and interwoven with American, Scottish and north African drumming – and you might have a feel for this superb set from Laura Jurd, the young trumpeter who has made such an impact on UK jazz over four packed years.”
The glowing review goes on to say: “She’s joined by regular sidekicks Elliot Galvin (keys), Conor Chaplin (bass guitar) and Corrie Dick (drums) on this beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles.... The album title gets this special band’s essence just right.”
The concert starts at 8pm and tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre on 00353 74 9120777.
If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email firstname.lastname@example.org To contact Donegal Post, email email@example.com To contact Inish Times, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.