Ipswich Cornhill, Ipswich, IP1 1DH
We close the show with internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska, who has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass), Adam Teixeira (drums) and Joel Prime (percussion). Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her new quartet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s free form jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s Triphop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms.
Check out this unique band: http://bit.ly/hipharp-promo-video
“Alina Bzhezhinska… a modern-day supremo, is the among the best contemporary harpists”. Evening Standard
“Alina Bzhezhinska… throws a spellbinding party to awaken the senses” London Jazz News
“…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.” ★★★★★, The Times.
This is a free event.