Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, supported by Mikele Montolli (bass), Adam Teixeira (drums) and Joel Prime (percussion). Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her quartet draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Sun Ra’s free-form jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s Triphop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms.
Alina Bzhezhinska… a modern-day supremo, is the among the best contemporary harpists
Alina Bzhezhinska… throws a spellbinding party to awaken the senses
…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.
See Alina in action:
Ipswich Jazz Festival, 26th–27th June 2021
It’s nice to be back with live jazz!
After a terrible year for all of us, we’re back with a great line up of gigs for the 2021 Ipswich Jazz Festival.
This year’s festival will be different to past ones because we feature performances by nine very different bands showcasing the wide range of music which is jazz today. Each performance costs just £10 with a limited number of concessionary tickets for people on low incomes at just £1 (see below to find out who is eligible).
As things stand at the moment, the gigs will be limited to just 30 people in the audience with ventilation, socially distanced seating and other COVID-safe practices in place. For the same reason, there will be no bar, and the audience will leave the venue between each gig so we can clean. If things improve, we will make suitable changes. We will carefully monitor the advice and guidance about the pandemic and the festival will only go ahead if it is safe and legal to do so.
Ipswich Jazz Festival 2021 is dedicated to the memory of local jazz enthusiast, guitarist and Ipswich Hospital consultant haematologist, Dr Nick Dodd (27-06-1950 – 19-09-2020).
Date & Time
26th June 2021, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
St Peter's by the Waterfront - St Peter's Church, College Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BF
Tickets & Products
26th June 2021 - 2:30pm