trumpet | composer | improviser
Laura Jurd - trumpet
Elliot Galvin - piano
Conor Chaplin - double bass
Corrie Dick - drums
2020 sees Mercury-nominated, "British Jazz super-group" Dinosaur heading towards their 3rd album 'To The Earth' due for release on Edition Records in May. "After the plugged-in sonics of 'Wonder Trail', they return to a more acoustic world, whilst ghosts of the circuitry remain in the plasticity and attention to sound." Playing the compositions of bandleader and multi-award winning composer, Laura Jurd, Dinosaur explore Laura's distinctive yet ever-evolving music with playful abandon and technical prowess, earning them a reputation as some of the best UK jazz musicians of their generation. Having played at some of the world's most iconic jazz festivals including North Sea, Molde and Montréal, the band goes from strength to strength as they enter their 10th year of trumpet-led, improvisatory magic.
"At the vanguard of this new generation ... a Hampshire native who has been composing since she could walk." Evening Standard
" ... beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles.” The Guardian