Originally commissioned by the 2013 EFG London Jazz Festival, Human Spirit is the latest project and second album from award-winning young trumpet player/composer Laura Jurd. A series of pieces written to feature Dublin-born vocalist Lauren Kinsella, the songs enter the realms of rock and folk music whilst providing a platform for improvisation and creative dialogue between the musicians. Think electric-Miles meets street band with a folkloric twist, this 7-piece ensemble present a vibrant and exciting concert as part of their January album launch tour.
Laura Jurd (trumpet), Lauren Kinsella (vocals), Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Colm O’Hara (trombone), Alex Roth (guitar), Mick Foster (bass sax) and
Corrie Dick (drums).