RVJ&BF: Alina Bzhezhinska (Hip Harp)

Friday 16 July 2021

  • Doors: 16/07/2021 07:00PM

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”

Evening Standard

“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


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