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As part of Sage Gateshead’s Innovative New Music programme, Laura Jurd brings her album tour to Hall Two on Wednesday 28th September.

Jurd’s music is a beautiful amalgamation of alt. rock, folk and blues. As a composer she has collaborated with the London Sinfonietta, the Festival of New Trumpet Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the Ligeti Quartet to name a few. She regularly performs throughout the UK, Europe and beyond with her Mercury-nominated band Dinosaur, having played the likes of North Sea, Montréal and Molde International Jazz festivals among others. She can also be heard playing alongside London jazz band Kansas Smitty’s and leading a number of exciting projects in UK jazz and improvised music. Recent collaborators include drummer Seb Rochford, pianist Huw Warren and accordionist/sound artist Martin Green.

With patronage from BBC Radio 3’s new generation of artists, Jurd’s profile as one of the UK’s finest composers is exponentially growing and Sage Gateshead’s Hall Two provides the perfect surrounds for what promises to be an energetic, memorable performance.

Laura Jurd plays Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 28th September.


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