Alina Bzhezhinska - HipHarp Trio HIGHLIGHT show

Friday 2nd October 2020

8:30pm - 9:45pm

  • "Peggy's Highlight" 7:30-10pm
  • Performance starts 8:30pm
  • Serving full meze menu

"Alina Bzhezhinska… a modern-day supremo, is the among the best contemporary harpists” Evening Standard

“Alina Bzhezhinska… throws a spellbinding party to awaken the senses”

London Jazz News

…Bzhezhinska shares with Alice (Coltrane) a mastery of the jazz harp.”

★★★★★, The Times

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). Through a combination of original works and covers, she pays homage to some of jazz, funk and hip-hop’s greatest innovators. Her new trio draws from a variety of influences, including the likes of Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs and Pharoah Sanders’ free form jazz experimentation; as well as 90’s Triphop and Kuti-esque Afrobeat rhythms.

Line Up:

Alina Bzhezhinska – Harp

Mikele Montolli – Electric Bass

Adam Teixeira - Drums

Two years ago, Bzhezhinska stormed the UK music scene when her quartet and appeared at the Barbican during the EFG London Jazz Festival alongside Denys Baptiste and Pharoah Sanders - and has been nominated for Best Live Experience of the Year at the 2018 Jazz FM Awards. Later she produced her critically acclaimed album, Inspiration (Ubuntu Music), featuring award winning saxophonist Tony Kofi. She has since performed at the London Jazz Festival, Edinburgh International Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the WOMADelaide Festival in Australia. With a fresh outlook and encouraged by her collaboration with Kamaal Williams, Shabaka Hatching and Ursula Rucker, she now steps into new jazz territory.

Bassist Mikele Montolli (Verona, Italy) has performed and recorded with such great artists as ''Sun Ra Arkestra'' Knoel Scott quartet and Marshall Allen, top U.K. Jazz singers Julie Dexter and Heidi Vogel, and L.A. saxophone legend Don Menza, thus building an extensive music vocabulary based on Afro-American tradition fused with years of classical training and experimental form-free music. In 2017 Montolli released his debut album "Satellite House”.

Adam Teixeira is a drummer, percussionist, composer and educator from Toronto, Canada currently based in London. Versed in many world rhythmic vocabulary, Adam mixes various influences with a unique and modern expression. “Adam Yeixeira alternates with perfect intuition between pushing forward and supportively underpinning at the drums.” – Ian Ballamy


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Alina Bzhezhinska - HipHarp Trio HIGHLIGHT show

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  • Doors open at 7:30pm for diners
  • Due to Covid restrictions, bookings will be allocated a time slot and seating location within good sight lines of the stage. You will be notified of these by email. You may contact bookings@peggysskylight.co.uk to request a time or table location, which we will do our best to accommodate.
  • There is a separate show beforehand. Our staff will sanitize your table before you are seated. Please arrive at the allotted time to avoid congestion on arrival, as previous customers could be departing.

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