Laura Jurd / Camila Meza & Or Bareket - CANCELLED

double bill

Sat 21/03/2020 - 20:00

Ticket prices

  • Presale: € 20 (section 1) - € 18 (section 2)
  • Doors: € 23 (section 1) - € 21 (section 2)
  • Culture Card KU Leuven: - € 2 on all prices
  • UiTPAS reduction rate (fixed prices): € 4,60 (section 1) - € 4,20 (section 2) 
or order them at 30CC ticket phone

In order to slow down the spread of the corona virus, this show is cancelled. If you have tickets for this event, 30CC will inform you personally about further actions. Ticket holders do not have to take any action themselves for the time being.

Award-winning trumpet player and composer Laura Jurd is one of the most distinctive jazz musicians to emerge from the UK in recent years. With her trio and her band Dinosaur, she is soaring new heights. Her improvisation style is often colourful, attractive and recognisable.

With her new album ‘Stepping Back, Jumping In’ (Edition Records - 2019) she takes it to the next level and starts a new musical story. The album is full of sonic contrast, multiple layers and dimensions, with rigorous composition alongside improvisatory spaces. The result is dynamic, vibrant music that welcomes multiple listens, showcasing some of the most exciting composer-instrumentalists around today. This truly eclectic album is brought to life by 14 incredible musicians. A definite must-see!

Camila Meza & Or Bareket

Chilean singer and guitarist Camila Meza made her debut in 2017, with the acclaimed album 'Traces'. She was described by The New York Times as “a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention". Camila collaborates with bass player Noam Wiesenberg and created The Nectar Orchestra, an ensemble with classical string instruments and percussion. Her new album 'Amber' was released on Sony records. 

Her style feels like a lovely blend or cross-over between Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, Milton Nascimento and Jobim. Together with Lizz Wright and Becca Stevens, she was invited by the Metropole Orkest to perform as special guest soloist at North Sea Jazz Festival.

At 'Leuven Jazz', she will perform in a duo with Israelian bassist Or Bareket. Bareket is no stranger to our jazz audience, as he performed with his own trio (including drummer Ziv Ravitz) in the fall of 2018 in our 30CC/Wagehuys. In that splendid concert, he already gave a sneak preview of his new album '33', which was launched a few months later.


"Laura Jurd delivers another musically super interesting project with Stepping Back, Jumping In . Musically uninhibited and free, she continues to make music that optimally enchants. An album on which her beautiful trumpet playing in no way predominates, but her compositional qualities come out optimally."

"This is a remarkable, albeit at times deliberately disconcerting, project and a leap forward in Jurd's ever-burgeoning canon that successfully combines jazz and contemporary classical music by virtue of her hugely fertile imagination and seemingly boundless vision.”

"Laura Jurd is a staggeringly good trumpeter...Stepping Back, Jumping In is another massive stylistic reinvention, one that leaps from strident minimalism to orchestrated chaos via fidgety Bartók-like folk forgeries... Ishtar is a wonderful mess of woozy horns set against coma-paced beats...Rob Luft’s banjo motif makes the opening track sound like a joyous riot in a wild west saloon bar...Soosan Lolavar plays the santoor (a hammered dulcimer that adds a dazzling, percussive sheen to much of the music) and also writes one of the stand-out tracks – a gorgeous nine-minute ambient drone called I Am the Spring, You Are the Earth...there are moments of unalloyed beauty.”

"Laura Jurd’s eclectic vision welds rocky fusion jazz to contemporary classical music and ranges from Norwegian pop to the sonorities of the Middle East. It is realised by an equally eclectic 16-piece ensemble...Impressively, Jurd pulls the various strands together so that each piece makes perfect sense as well as grabbing the ear... Each piece bares its composer’s stamp, but it is Jurd’s eclectic aesthetic that remains authoritative."

BBC Music Magazine *****
"The new record's really interesting sonically" "simply stupendous...The 14-piece ensemble...paints a glorious, shifting collage of sound...the six diverse pieces cohere beautifully, while retaining an individual sense of abandon.”

DOWNBEAT Editor’s Pick
"Stepping Back, Jumping...marks further development in Jurd’s voice, one that cleverly weaves together new-music exceptionalism, experimental bravura and occasional jazz feels.”

Minds packed with intellectual musical resources created this album, which operates at high level."

MOJO ****
A harmonically rich, free-spirited exploration of new jazz/classical shapes and forms. Jurd’s articulate features are just the tip of this harmonically rich ebbing, flowing envelope-pusher."

More info

with Laura Jurd (trumpet), Raphael Clarkson (trombone), Martin Lee Thomson (euphonium), Soosan Lolavar (santoor), Rob Luft (banjo and guitars), Elliot Galvin (piano), Conor Chaplin (double bass), Liz Exell (drums), Corrie Dick (drums) + Ligeti Quartet: Mandhira de Saram (violin), Patrick Dawkins (violin), Richard Jones (viola) and Val Welbanks (cello)

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