The renowned International ECM artist and recent Swiss Music Prize winning vocalist Elina Duni is joined by virtuosic, award-winning guitarist Rob Luft, who is himself highly acclaimed as one of the rising stars of London's flourishing contemporary jazz scene. Luft's playing incorporates echoes of West African high-life, English folk and indie rock and his joyous, original sound finds an ideal counterpart in Elina’s vocals. Together, they take us on a journey through timeless folk songs which still resonate so truly today.
Born into an artistic family in Tirana, Albania, in 1981, Elina Duni settled in Geneva, Switzerland, where she started studying classical piano and thereafter discovered jazz. She went on to study on the jazz programme at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern and it was here that she began to combine her love of Balkan folk music with jazz. Since then she has become an important and prolific recording artist, boasting a lengthy discography with a variety of projects and winning many international awards.
A rare chance to catch a remarkable and unique voice of the international stage here in Nottinghamshire. Her latest album Partir is out now on the ECM label.
Sample of the duo: https://youtu.be/YQFiS-mUiHQ
NB: All tickets priced £10; no concessions
Rob Luft Guitar
Elina Duni Vocals
Mon 19th Oct
David Shepherd – Tribute from Jazz Steps
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