Rob Luft and Elina Duni in Concert
May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Doors open 7pm, Performance from 7.30pm. Tickets on door £10 (Friends of St Conan’s Kirk £8). Under 16s Free of Charge. Refreshments will be served.
PLEASE REMEMBER THE KIRK HAS LIMITED HEATING AND DRESS WARMLY!
Rob Luft is an award-winning 24-year-old musician from London, and has been described as one of the UK’s most prominent and talented young contemporary jazz guitarists. Praised by The Times ‘to achieve great things in the future’, Rob was the recipient of the 2016 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize in association with Edition Records, and he also received the 2nd Prize in The 2016 Montreux Jazz Guitar Competition.
Elina Dunn’s latest album: With Partir – Songs of Love and Exile, the Swiss/Albanian singer ranges through traditional music from Albania, Kosovo, Armenia, Macedonia, Switzerland and Arab-Andalusia as well as songs by Jacques Brel and her own music – a fiercely individual voice, infused by jazz as well as her own cultural roots.
“23-year-old Londoner Rob Luft has delivered the most fully-realized and rewarding debut album from a guitarist-composer since Julian Lage’s 2009 outing, Sounding Point…” – Downbeat (USA)
“So young and so talented!” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2 (UK)
“…an extraordinary talent!” – Julian Jospeh, BBC Radio 3 (UK)
“…a singular talent, a fluent improviser and a composer of catchy, earthy, infectiously upbeat tunes. There are echoes of west African high-life, English folk, indie rock and various strands of contemporary jazz, but Luft’s sound is joyously original, robust and in-your-face…” – The Irish Times (IRE)
“Boundless Technique” – Lee Ritenour
Couleur Café (Serge Gainsbourg)