LAURA JURD trumpet & synth
ELLIOT GALVIN fender rhodes, hammond organ
CONOR CHAPLIN electric bass
CORRIE DICK drums
Laura Jurd is a British award-winning trumpet player, composer and bandleader and BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017. Highly active throughout the UK scene, Laura has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most creative young musicians to emerge from the UK in recent years.
Her band Dinosaur, is one of the most vital and creative new ensembles in the UK today. Described by All About Jazz as a musician who 'embraces melody, harmony and groove as much as she provokes with blasts of dissonance and gutsy angularity', it is her ability to combine the sweet with the abrasive, the soothing with the fiery, that makes her music so compelling.
In 2015 Laura received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for 'Instrumentalist of the Year' and in the past has been shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award, received the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and the Worshipful Company of Musician's Young Jazz Musician of the Year award.
Dinosaur is one of the most vital and creative new ensembles in the UK today. Led by trumpeter & composer Laura Jurd, Dinosaur, featuring star keyboardist Elliot Galvin, & the exciting young rhythm section of Conor Chaplin & Corrie Dick, has performed throughout the UK and Europe including the Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz Sur Son 31 in Toulouse, 12 Points in Dublin and Jazzahead in Bremen.
In early 2016, Laura signed an exclusive album deal with British label, Edition Records for the release of Dinosaur's debut album 'Together, As One' out in September 2016. Blending elements of folk, jazz and rock, the music is formidable and compelling. With the release of 'Together, As One', Dinosaur is ready to build a new international audience and profile.