Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet

Artists: 

Alina Bzhezhinska – Harfa
Tony Kofi – Saksofon
Larry Bartley – Bass
Joel Prime – Perkusja

Date: 
Sunday, 2 June, 2019 - 21:00
Price:
30/20 zł

Originally from Ukraine/Poland and now based in London, Alina Bzhezhinska is an internationally renowned harpist and a winner of the PRS Women Make Music Award. She has performed with leading classical and jazz musicians such as Shabaka Hutchings, Django Bates, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the Glasgow String Quartet. Her duo, with award-winning jazz vocalist Niki King, has supported Gregory Porter. Alina’s critically acclaimed Quartet appeared at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017 in a special triple bill featuring Denys Baptiste and Pharoah Sanders - 'A Concert for Alice and John' and has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards. Alina has recorded a solo album called Harp Recital and is featured on recordings by the American harp ensemble Harp Fusion and the Scottish jazz group New Focus. Her new album, Inspiration, was released to a high critical acclaim in June 2018 through Ubuntu Music. The quartet has performed at Glasgow Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. 

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TONY KOFI Having 'cut his teeth' in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi (www.tonykofimusic.com) has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority. Tony’s playing has also been a feature of many bands and artists including “US-3” World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band and Sam Rivers, Andrew hill, Ornette Coleman, Nu-Troop and Jazz Jamaica. His fluent and fiery hard-bop soprano/ alto/ tenor/ baritone playing is constantly in demand. 

LARRY BARTLEY is a bassist / composer who has been a staple of the London & international jazz scene for the past 20 years as a side man and as a leader. His 2003 debut album, "ALONG THIS WAY" was nominated for 'best new work" in the BBC JAZZ AWARDS. Larry has also played & recorded in various bands including Abdullah Ibrahim, Tony Kofi, Denys Baptiste, Ingrid Laugbrock, Stanley Turrentine, Steve Grossman, Donald Brown (of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), David Murray, Orinn Evans & Gary Bartz. 

Australian drummer JOEL PRIME has become an important addition to British jazz. Winner of 'Australia's Best Up & Coming Drummer' competition in 2011, his versatility across congas, drum kit and all manner of Afro Cuban and Brazilian percussion sees him performing with Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet, Mr Little’s Noisy Band, Felix Riebl and The Copasetic Foundation amongst others.