Laura Jurd - The Big Friendly Album

...big friendly tunes and grooves-a-plenty...
Date : 30 / Sep / 2022
Time : Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval
Address : Bury Road Stapleford Cambridge CB22 5BP
Tel : 01223 849004

Laura Jurd – The Big Friendly Album

Stapleford Granary
Laura Jurd, cornet/piano | Martin Lee Thomson, euphonium 
Danielle Price, tuba |  Alex Haines, guitar | Ruth Goller, bass 
Corrie Dick, drums
‘Simply stupendous … a glorious, shifting collage of sound’
 – BBC Music Magazine
We are delighted to welcome Laura Jurd to the Granary with her new brass-fuelled Big Friendly party band. This acclaimed trumpet player and composer breathes new life into Celtic folk traditions with a sprinkling of the blues and alt-rock alongside her band of world-class instrumentalists. Find big friendly tunes and grooves-a-plenty as Laura Jurd celebrates the release of her fourth album as a leader.
Composer-performer Laura Jurd’s distinct voice as an improvising trumpet player is at the heart of everything she creates. Her music celebrates and innovates the rich traditions of jazz and folk music, whilst often reflecting her love of The Beatles and Stravinsky to name two notable influences. As a composer she has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Ligeti Quartet. She regularly performs throughout the UK, Europe and beyond with her Mercury-nominated band Dinosaur and can also be heard playing alongside London jazz band Kansas Smitty’s. Recent collaborators include drummer Seb Rochford, pianist Huw Warren and accordionist / sound-artist Martin Green.


Composer Jurd with her band of co-virtuosos have now pulled-off what might be considered a masterpiece’

– All About Jazz

This concert is presented in association with Stapleford Granary