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Elina Duni + Trio FCT  -  Thu May 23, 2019  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
Born in Albania in 1981, but resident in Switzerland since 1992, Elina Duni has progressed from early performances as a singer, through studies in classical piano, and on to jazz. A period of study in Berne saw her develop her own fiercely individual style, returning to her Balkan roots but refracted though the lens of jazz improvisation.

It’s an approach which has met with growing acclaim across Europe, and in 2012 she was signed up by the prestigious ECM label, for whom she has so far recorded three albums. The most recent of these - ‘Partir - Songs of Love and Exile’ - ranges through traditional music from Albania, Kosovo, Armenia, Macedonia, Switzerland and Arab-Andalusia as well as songs by Jacques Brel and her own compositions. It’s this material which will be at the heart of this Black Swan gig, at which she will accompany herself on guitar.

Support comes from Trio FCT, who pursue a similar musical agenda, sitting somewhere within the spectrum of folk/jazz/ambient soundscapes, but with more of an Anglo-Celtic tilt. Spontaneity is also a key component, as the trio whip up tunes from the torrents of timbre, conjuring silence only to cram it full with riffs.

Tickets are available from Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from