Unfurl’s music expands across continents, combining Indian ragas, flamenco and Arabic music with improvisation to create an original sound ranging from the dramatic to the sublime.
“This group has a very personal sound that is truly unique…each member brings a vast array of global influences to the table, but this is not world music or ethnic music; it is simply music — a fusion in the truest sense. Enriching and full of life.” Chris Ackerley thesoundofnow.com
“Unfurl, under Olivia’s gentle but determined vision, has carved out an inviting, personal sound that draws the listener in with its searching melodies and tumbling rhythms. More than simply a fusion of jazz, Indian and Arabic aesthetics, Unfurl’s music is a genuine expression, showing how varied interests and inspirations can blend to result in a greater whole: one that transports the attentive listener to a place by turns delicate, mysterious and moving.” Steve Mead, Artistic Director, Manchester Jazz Festival.
Unfurl have been enthusiastically received at numerous Jazz festivals across the country, including Manchester, Marsden, Marlborough, Brecon, Gateshead and the London Jazz Festival as well as in numerous clubs and theatre venues across the country.
Olivia Moore is the band leader and inspiration behind Unfurl. She is an experienced performer, bringing her energy and sensitivity to the band, dedicated to Jazz and Indian classical violin though she also draws her influence from flamenco, gypsy and folk music.
The other band members are
Jim Faulkner- Electric Guitar
Gavin Barras- Double Bass
John Ball- Tabla and Indian Santoor
Adam Warne- Egyptian Percussion
Web link: Unfurl.me.uk
On November 21, 2014 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm
At Newcastle Jazz Cafe, 25–27 Pink Lane, Newcastle. NE1 5DW.