Their stunning new album 'Together, As One' was released on September 2016 and is currently on the Mercury Prize 2017 shortlist!
'Beautifully played and effortlessly confident collage of contemporary styles' ★★★★★ The Guardian
'Jurd stretched critics and musicians' repertoire of superlatives with this sophisticated and technically awesome session – on memorable originals with folk and contemporary-classical connections, delivered with the assurance of a budding trumpet-improv original.' ★★★★ John Fordham, The Guardian
'This is music that could be made by no other band, that fully encompasses four very distinctive characters: clever in its harmony and melodic turns, catchy in its repeats and riffs, groovy in its rhythms, deeply soulful, clear in its aims but open to all kinds of risk – and witty with it, not taking itself wholly seriously.....An album of the year to be sure'
Peter Bacon, thejazzbreakfast
Laura Jurd is a London-based, award-winning trumpet player and composer, currently a BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017. An active improviser playing regularly in the UK and more recently in Europe, Laura specialises in writing for hand-picked musicians in her own projects and ensembles.
Her band Dinosaur has performed throughout the UK and Europe including performances at Berlin Jazz Festival, Jazz Sur Son 31 in Toulouse, 12 Points in Dublin and Jazzahead in Bremen. In 2015 Laura receieved the Parliamentary Jazz Award for 'Instrumentalist of the Year' and in the past has been shortlisted for a BASCA British Composer Award, received the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition and Worshipful Company of Musician's Young Jazz Musician of the Year award.