Internationally renowned Alina Bzhezhinska, one of the leading harpists in the world today, has built a strong reputation for innovation. Having first appeared at Ronnie Scott’s in 2018, supporting a sold-out tribute to Alice and John Coltrane by Denys Baptiste Quartet, Bzhezhinska returns in 2022 with new compositions, airing for the first time at her headline show at Ronnie’s this March.
Creating a unique sound on the harp, with layered effects and electronics. Drawing from a variety of influences, including Dorothy Ashby’s ‘Afro-Harping’, Alice Coltrane’s spiritual outputs, Joe Henderson’s free form jazz experimentation & 90s Acid Jazz and Trip Hop, Bzhezhinska (composer, band leader and founder of the HipHarpCollective) is a one-woman powerhouse on a mission to bring the harp to the fore of contemporary sonics.
With her new album, recorded in London last year with her HipHarpCollective, set for release in 2022, expect to hear the harp as you’ve never heard it before.
Line-Up: Alina Bzhezhinska – Harp/ Electronics, Mikele Montolli – Electric Bass, Adam Teixeira – Drums & Joel Prime – Percussion