DINOSAUR

Biography

LAURA JURD trumpet, composition

ELLIOT GALVIN fender rhodes

CONOR CHAPLIN electric bass

CORRIE DICK drums and percussion

Dinosaur is one of the most vital and creative new instrumental bands in Europe. Shortlisted for the 2017 Hyundai Mercury Prize for their ‘masterful Jazz album’, ‘Together, As One’, the vibrant ensemble, led by trumpeter and BBC New Generation Artist, Laura Jurd, has risen to widespread prominence garnering huge acclaim and attention from the world's media. Praised for their idiosyncratic blend of styles – taking sounds from folk, rock, minimalism and contemporary art music, ’Together, As One’ was described by All About Jazz ‘as one of the best debut albums for years’. With a rare 5 star review from The Guardian, front cover feature in Jazzwise Magazine as well as numerous top 10 mentions in the end of 2016 best album polls, the band consequently appeared throughout 2017 at some of the world's most prestigious festivals including North Sea Jazz, Montreal Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Molde International Jazz Festival and Open Jazz in Stuttgart.

Laura Jurd, the mastermind and creative force behind Dinosaur, is developing into a formidable force as one of the most remarkable young musicians to emerge in the UK in many years. Switching between trumpet and synth with ease, her music sees contrasting idioms effortlessly collide to create a unique and distinctive world of sound. As a trumpet player, her Milesian sense of space and time, combined with a natural affinity for sonic exploration make her a truly individual voice on the instrument, that delights in bringing the trumpet into new musical territory. A twentysomething musician with a love of songwriters, classical music and Miles Davis, Laura Jurd exudes a playful jubilance in music making, both as a composer and on stage alongside her bandmates and close collaborators.


Dinosaur is a versatile and dynamic creature that cultivates the rich history of rhythmic music whilst entering new terrain with a sense of joyful curiosity and inventiveness. A new album due for release in May 2018, followed by further extensive touring will no doubt shoot the band into the international stratosphere. Dinosaur is the new British jazz supergroup making music that could not be made by any other band.


www.dinosaurband.com
www.laurajurd.com
www.editionrecords.com

Quotes for ‘Together, As One’:


"While inhaling all matter of electrical jazz—from Miles Davis to Dave Douglas’ High Risk, via
Soft Machine and Thundercat—Dinosaur has nevertheless concocted its own dynamically
hybridized signature sound." DOWNBEAT (USA)


"...this beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles." 5
STARS, THE GUARDIAN (UK)


"Together As One" is a bold and powerful album, which not only confirms its promise of
important emerging young musicians in the UK jazz scene, but also the introduction of their
music into the international stratosphere of the world of jazz.” ALEX DUTILH, FRANCE MUSIQUE (FR)


“Laura Jurd ranks with his trumpet playing as one of the most exciting young trumpet
players in Europe right now” JAZZNYT (DK)
 

 

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on tour

BILL FRISELL'S STRING QUARTET
31 Ottobre + 1 Novembre 2017

DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
14 - 17 Novembre 2018 - LAST OPEN DATE!

THE BAD PLUS
18 - 21 - 26 Novembre + 2 Dicembre 2018

Miguel Zenon Quartet
7 - 8 - 10 - 12 - 15 Novembre 2017

DAVE DOUGLAS - RIVERSIDE QUARTET
21 - 22 - 23 Novembre 2018

Kayhan Kalhor & Toumani Diabate'
new entry! NOVEMBRE 2017

DAVE HOLLAND TRIO
27 Novembre / 2 Dicembre 2017 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ TRIO
Novembre / Dicembre 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ FLAMENCO QUARTET
Novembre / Dicembre 2017

CHANO DOMINGUEZ PIANO SOLO
Novembre / Dicembre 2017

Anat Cohen Quartet
24 / 31 Gennaio 2018

FLY
12 / 22 Gennaio 2018

Miguel Zenon Quartet
15 - 17 - 19 + 25 / 27 Febbraio 2018

DAVE DOUGLAS QUINTET
Febbraio 2018

DAVE DOUGLAS & URI CAINE DUO
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

CHANO DOMINGUEZ FLAMENCO QUARTET
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

CHANO DOMINGUEZ TRIO
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

CHANO DOMINGUEZ PIANO SOLO
Febbraio / Marzo 2018

Michel Portal Quartet
Marzo 2018

OREGON
Marzo 2018

Avishai Cohen Quartet
Marzo / Aprile 2018

Tomasz Stanko New York Quartet
29 Marzo / 10 Aprile 2018

MARK GUILIANA JAZZ QUARTET
Marzo / Aprile 2018

THE BAD PLUS
Aprile 2018

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
Aprile - Maggio 2018

BILL FRISELL THOMAS MORGAN "Small Town" Duo
Aprile / Maggio 2018

JOHN SCOFIELD - Country For Old Man
Aprile / Maggio 2018

CRAIG TABORN HEROICS
Maggio 2018

Giovanni Guidi "SALIDA"
14 / 25 Maggio 2018

DINOSAUR
Maggio 2018

Anat Cohen Quartet
Maggio 2018

The Big Vicious
Luglio 2018

AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE 4ET
Luglio 2018

Anat Cohen Quartet
Luglio 2018

BANDA MAGDA
Luglio 2018

NOT A WHAT
Luglio 2018

STEVE COLEMAN AND FIVE ELEMENTS
Luglio 2018

CARLA BLEY "TRIOS"
Luglio 2018

BILL FRISELL "When You Wish Upon a Star"
Luglio / Agosto 2018

Avishai Cohen Quartet
Ottobre / Novembre 2018

ENRICO RAVA - TOMASZ STANKO 5ET
Ottobre / Novembre 2018

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