Cambridge Jazz Festival: Alina Bzhezhinska
Saturday 19th November 2022 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Location: Storey’s Field Centre
World-class harpist Alina Bzhezhinska is a one-woman powerhouse on a mission to bring the harp to the fore of contemporary sound. A jazz harpist, composer, band leader and a founder of the digital platform HipHarpCollective, with whom she recorded her latest album, Reflections, this year.
Alina Bzhezhinska has performed at Balmoral Castle for HM the Queen’s 80th birthday, was commissioned by Thai royalty to arrange the music written by the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and more recently could be found creating with UK jazz frontrunner Kamaal Williams on his second studio album, Wu Hen.
In 2018 Bzhezhinska produced her critically acclaimed debut album Inspiration (released via Ubuntu Music), featuring award winning saxophonist Tony Kofi. This project was supported by PRS Women Make Music Award.
Going on to represent the UK with her quartet at the WOMADelaide Festival in Australia, live performances for BBC Radio 3 and Worldwide FM followed along with appearances at Edinburgh International Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
She’s opened for Gregory Porter and Omar, while collaborators include Ursula Rucker, Niki King and Django Bates.
Support from Alex Hitchcock & Ant Law.