Dinosaur is a band based in the UK that plays the music of trumpet player, Laura Jurd.
Formerly known as the Laura Jurd Quartet, a new band awakens from the jaws of extinction. Formed in 2010 Dinosaur have performed extensively in the UK and beyond, recently debuting in countries including Germany, Ireland and Poland. Led by the Parliamentary Jazz Awards ‘Instrumentalist of the Year 2014’ trumpeter and composer Laura Jurd, think Electric-Miles with a punk sensibility. These four powerhouse musicians of their generation are ready to create seismic shifts through the medium of electric trumpet.
“Dinosaur, led by Laura Jurd, and regarded as one of Britain’s most vital and creative new ensembles, play the Station House Theatre, Clifden, on Monday February 27 as part of the Clifden Arts Festival annual programme of events 2017.
Switching between synth and trumpet, award-winning trumpet player, composer, bandleader and BBC New Generation Artist, Laura Jurd, has been heralded as, “one of the strongest, most interesting new trumpet voices in jazz”. Her compositions are delivered with precision and panache by her bandmates Elliot Galvin (keyboards ), Conor Chaplin (bass ), and Corrie Dick (drums ). Their album, Together, As One, was released to critical acclaim last year.”