The Tara Minton Quartet - In The Footsteps of Dorothy Ashby
Entry Requirements: Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
The Tara Minton Quartet - In The Footsteps of Dorothy Ashby:
The Lunchtime Session celebrates the music and life of the great jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby (1932-86). Revered as the "Queen of Jazz Harp", Dorothy Ashby was a true pioneer, releasing 11 albums as a band leader as well as recording with Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Womack, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers and more - truly one of the forgotten greats of the 1950's jazz era. The original bebop harpist, Dorothy explored latin and eastern influences and became one of the most sampled artists of all time after her death.
Line up: Tara Minton - harp/vocals Emma Rawicz - saxophone/flute Ed Babar - double bass Drums
Press: "Ethereal and free-spirited" - Mojo "Brings the harp centre stage" - The Sunday Times "Swinging, brave and sexy" - London Jazz News "Irresistibly seductive" - Jazzwise
Tara Minton is an Australian born harpist, vocalist and composer. She is proudly endorsed by Camac Harps and holds a master's degree in jazz performance from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Sought after as both a harpist and vocalist, Tara has worked with Björk, Tom Walker, ESKA, Stan Sulzmann, Geoff Gascoyne, The Ronnie Scott's All Stars and the Australian World Orchestra for the BBC Proms.
She leads her own original project as a harpist/vocalist and sings with “The Blues and Roots Ensemble. 2023 is shaping up to be a busy year - Tara is returning as a guest artist to The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has confirmed tours to Lebanon, Mexico and Europe.
She is delighted to be collaborating with Emma Rawicz, Ed Babar and Dave Ingamells on a very special Dorothy Ashby project this year.