Top Polish/Ukrainian harpist Alina Bzhezhinska brings to life the finest compositions of legendary harpist Dorothy Ashby especially the innovative album Afro Harping. The programme also includes her own compositions from the latest album Inspiration (Ubuntu Music).
Line Up: ALINA BZHEZHINSKA harp, GARETH LOCHRANE flutes, CHRISTIAN VAUGHAN piano, JULIE WALKINGTON double bass & JOEL PRIME drums / percussion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glj7kqOw6q8 www.alina-harpist.com https://soundcloud.com/alina-bzhezhinska/the-look-of-love-hipharpcollective-live-at-tl-jazz-club-london-jazz-festival-2018

Alina Bzhezhinska stormed the UK music scene in the end of 2017 when her quartet appeared at the Barbican during the EFG London Jazz Festival in a triple bill featuring Denys Baptiste and Pharoah Sanders – and has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards. In 2018 she produced her critically acclaimed album, Inspiration (Ubuntu Music), strongly supported by award winner saxophonist Tony Kofi, double bassist Larry Bartley and Australian drummer Joel Prime.
Bzhezhinska is an internationally renowned harpist. She has performed with leading musicians such as Shabaka Hutchings, Django Bates, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the Glasgow String Quartet. Her duo, with award-winning jazz vocalist Niki King, has supported Gregory Porter.
Alina has recorded a solo album called Harp Recital and is featured on recordings by the American harp ensemble Harp Fusion and the Scottish jazz group New Focus. Her new album, Inspiration, was funded in part by the PRS Women Make Music Award.
“…Bzhezhinska – an artist to watch.”★★★★ Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard 2018“…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.” ★★★★★ Will Hodgkinson, The Times, November 2018 “…performance packed with excellent playing and a fascinating collection of tunes”, Ian Mann, thejazzman.com Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm – £12/£10 – ‘Early Bird’ tickets: £8 advance http://www.wegottickets.com/event/466934

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