Medstead, Hampshire, UK
|Associated acts||Blue-Eyed Hawk, Dinosaur, Elliot Galvin Trio, Corrie Dick, National Youth Jazz Orchestra|
Laura Jurd (born 1990) is a musician and composer from Hampshire, United Kingdom. She plays trumpet and synthesizer. She has released albums as a solo artist, and she plays in a jazz quartet named Dinosaur, whose album Together, As One was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2017.
Awards and honors
Jurd is a member of BBC Radio 3's New Generation Artists. She won 'Instrumentalist of the Year' in the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Award, the Worshipful Company of Musicians' Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition in 2011 and Young Jazz Musician award in 2012. She was shortlisted for a BASCA Contemporary Jazz Composer award in 2012.
- Landing Ground (2012)
- Human Spirit (2015)
- Together, As One with Dinosaur (2016)
- Wonder Trail with Dinosaur (2018)
- Stepping Back, Jumping In (2019)
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