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Laura Jurd Quartet
The Laura Jurd Quartet return to the Vortex with their first official London date of 2014! Featuring first-class improvisers Laura Jurd – trumpet, Elliot Galvin – keyboards, Conor Chaplin – electric bass and Corrie Dick- drums the band play original, groove driven music with lashings of folk-like melodies and memorable themes. Whether rocking out full steam or exploring captivating moments of stillness, this ensemble is sure to put a smile on your face
**** ‘Jurd stretched critics and musicians’ repertoire of superlatives with this sophisticated and technically awesome session – on memorable originals with folk and contemporary-classical connections, delivered with the assurance of a budding trumpet-improv original.’
JohnFordham, The Guardian
Tandem’s contemporary, yet traditionally informed sound, newly complete with electronic injection, is hard to ignore. Dave Malkin (guitar and vocals) and Henry Webster (fiddle) were brought together by a shared love of traditional music. They were joined by composer and electronic musician Ben Corrigan in 2013 to release their debut album ‘From Good Stock’. Their theatrical and virtuosic performances have gained them recognition as a live band, constantly pushing the boundaries of a traditionally inspired sound.