BlowtheFuse @ The Vortex LITTLE BIG HORN + Laura Jurd Quartet

Tuesday, 3rd April 2012
8:30 pmto11:00 pm

Diane McLoughlin’s LITTLE BIG HORN plus Laura Jurd Quartet

Saxophonist, accordionist, keyboard player, composer and arranger, Diane McLoughlin’s unique compositions draw on the inspiration of jazz, classical, folk and ambient music to create beautiful, cinematic landscapes interspersed with catchy funky rhythms. Diane’s writing was described in the Guardian as ‘attractively punchy and highly emotive‘. Also playing soprano and tenor saxophones, her alto sound was described by John Fordham as ‘vibrating with echoes of Cannonball Adderley’.

Diane McLoughlin saxes, Loz Speyer trumpet/flugel horn, Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Alison Rayner bass, Winston Clifford drums

Laura Jurd Quartet Laura Jurd is a trumpet player  to watch out for. Still only 21 years old, she is a regular soloist with National Youth Jazz Orchestra, leads her own group and was the winner of the Big Band category in the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2011. Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella has also been making waves since her London debut last year.

Laura Jurd trumpet, Lauren Kinsella voice, Alex Roth guitar, Corrie Dick drums.

The Vortex Jazz Club 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH
Doors 8pm First set 8.45 pm £10, concessions available
Bookings: 020 7254 4097
Online: www.vortexjazz.co.uk