|Tues 21 Feb, 8pm||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2|
|Wed 22 Feb, 8pm||The Model, Sligo|
|Thurs 23 Feb, 8pm||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar|
|Fri 24 Feb, 8pm||Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny|
|Sat 25 Feb, 8.30pm||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely|
|Sun 26 Feb, 8pm||Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire|
|Mon 27 Feb, 8pm||Station House Theatre, Clifden|
|Tues 28 Feb, 8pm||Triskel Christchurch, Cork|
Following boldly in the footsteps of the likes of Polar Bear and Phronesis, Dinosaur skilfully weave electric-jazz, Celtic folk melodies and north African drumming styles into a sound reminiscent of late-1960s Miles Davis.
Switching between synth and trumpet, band leader Laura Jurd has been heralded as “one of the strongest, most interesting new trumpet voices in jazz” and her eclectic and thoughtful compositions are delivered with precision and panache by a well-oiled rhythm section comprising Elliot Galvin on keys, Conor Chaplin on bass and drummer Corrie Dick.
The band has been performing together for over six years. The result: utterly compelling live performances and a wonderfully cohesive group sound – a playful fusion of sparse, epigrammatic trumpet lines, catchy riffs, shifting dance grooves and pulsing bass lines. With the release of their highly-acclaimed album ‘Together, As One’ in 2016, Dinosaur is destined to build upon their fast growing international reputation. Catch them while you can!
Laura Jurd, trumpet, synth
Elliot Galvin, keyboards
Conor Chaplin, electric bass
Corrie Dick, drums
|Tues 21 Feb||The Sugar Club, Dublin 2||8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 (students)||01 6787188 (The Sugar Club)||Music Network|
|Wed 22 Feb||The Model, Sligo||8pm , €18 / €15 / €9 (GoSee)||071 9141405||Sligo Jazz Project|
|Thurs 23 Feb||Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar||8pm , €17 / €14||094 9023733|
|Fri 24 Feb||Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny||8pm , €12 / €10||074 9120777 (An Grianán)|
|Sat 25 Feb||The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely||8.30pm , €16 / €14||0402 38529|
|Sun 26 Feb||Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire||8pm , €18 / €16||01 2312929|
|Mon 27 Feb||Station House Theatre, Clifden||8pm , €15 / €12 (on the door)||095 21699 (info only)||Clifden Arts Society|
|Tues 28 Feb||Triskel Christchurch, Cork||8pm , €18 / €16||021 4272022|
Dinosaur 'Living Breathing' from 'Together, As One'
"A new British jazz supergroup"- All About Jazz
"Sophisticated and technically awesome"- The Guardian [on Jurd]
"Unnervingly accomplished"- Jazzwise Magazine [on Jurd]