Vortex to Livestream Duni/Luft/Thomas (Sunday 22 March 2020)

Sebastian writes. The following notification has come from the Vortex : 

Rob Luft and Elena Duni. Publicity photo

“Combining our resources, our faith in improvisation and our deep belief in the importance of culture and the arts, Sands Films and The Vortex Jazz Club are staging a free live stream concert on Sunday 22nd March at 20.30. as a live stream: Elina Duni, Rob Luft and Fred Thomas The gig will be streamed with Facebook Live on the Vortex page and on the club’s Youtube channel. Start time 2030 GMT (2130 CET) Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has lead to worldwide critical acclaim. For this latest project, she is joined by guitarist & BBC New Generation Artist Rob Luft, acclaimed as one of the rising stars of London’s flourishing contemporary jazz scene. Luft’s playing incorporates echoes of West African high-life, Celtic folk and textural minimalism, and his joyously original sound finds an ideal counterpart in Elina Duni’s vocals. Together with special guest Fred Thomas, who joins them on piano, percussion & banjo, they steer us on a journey through timeless folk songs which still resonate so truly today. Line-up: Elina Duni – voice Rob Luft – electric guitar Fred Thomas – piano, banjo, drum kit” LINK: Elena Duni and Rob Luft

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