Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Club and The Grand are thrilled to partner up to present a very special concert as part of our 'Regathering' series.
Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with layered effects and electronics, supported by UK leading artists Mikele Montolli (bass), Joel Prime (percussion) & Adam Teixeira (drums). Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. AlinaHipHarp quartet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Pharoah Sanders’ free form jazz experimentation. Bzhezhinska’s new album AlinaHipHarp is due for release in 2021.
Her quartet lines up as follows: Alina Bzhezhinska (Harp), Mikele Montolli (Electric Bass), Adam Teixiera - Drums, Joel Prime - Percussion
"Alina Bzhezhinska… a modern-day supremo, is the among the best contemporary harpists”
“Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet… throws a spellbinding party to awaken the senses”
London Jazz News
"…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.”
★★★★★, The Times