Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet featuring Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley & Joel Prime

A pioneering jazz harpist who brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument.

Tour Dates

Wed 5 Feb, 8:00 pm The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Thurs 6 Feb, 8:00 pm Triskel Arts Centre, Cork
Fri 7 Feb, 8:00 pm Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray
Sat 8 Feb, 8:30 pm The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
Sun 9 Feb, 6.00 pm St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise
Mon 10 Feb, 8:00pm Station House Theatre, Clifden
Wed 12 Feb, 8:00 pm National Opera House, Wexford
Thurs 13 Feb, 8:00 pm The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon
Fri 14 Feb, 8:00 pm glór, Ennis
Sat 15 Feb, 8:00 pm Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny

If you think the harp is for angels then Alina Bzhezhinska and her quartet will set you right. She brings a new perspective to this supposedly dainty instrument, taking the ground-breaking work of Alice Coltrane in the 1960s as a stepping-off point for her own flighty improvisations and sonic adventures.

Capable of high-octane lapel-grabbing statements, she can also create extraordinary lyricism and soul within her own compositions and this versatility and curiosity has marked her out as a pioneer in the field of Jazz Harp. Now there’s two words you don’t often hear in the same sentence, but let’s get used to them because this musician is here to stay, constantly challenging the notion of boundaries in music, roughing up the harp with tones and textures that would ruffle many an angel wing. 

Alina Bzhezhinska, harp
Tony Kofi, saxophones
Larry Bartley, double bass
Joel Prime, drums | percussion

 

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet perform "Lemky" by Alina Bzhezhinska, Royal Albert Hall

Wed 5 Feb The Sugar Club, Dublin 2 8:00 pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01-4750224 Music Network
Thurs 6 Feb Triskel Arts Centre, Cork 8:00 pm , €20 / €18 021-4272022
Fri 7 Feb Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 8:00 pm , €18 / €16 01-2724030
Sat 8 Feb The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 8:30 pm , €16 / €14 0402-38529
Sun 9 Feb St. Peter's Church of Ireland, Portlaoise 6.00 pm , €12 / €5 057-8663355 (Dunamaise Arts Centre) Laois County Council Arts Office & Dunamaise Arts Centre
Mon 10 Feb Station House Theatre, Clifden 8:00pm , €15 / €12 095-21699 (info only) Clifden Arts Society
Wed 12 Feb National Opera House, Wexford 8:00 pm , €17 / €15 053-9122144
Thurs 13 Feb The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon 8:00 pm , €18 / €16 071-9650828
Fri 14 Feb glór, Ennis 8:00 pm , €16 / €14 065-6843103
Sat 15 Feb Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny 8:00 pm , €15 / €12 074-9120777 (An Grianán)

Alina Bzhezhinska plays “Journey in Satchidananda” by Alice Coltrane, Brilliant Corners, London


"…Bzhezhinska – an artist to watch."

- Evening Standard

"…Bzhezhinska has produced an album of mesmerizing beauty and elegance."

- All About Jazz

"…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp."

- The Times (UK)