Rob Luft selected for BBC New Generation Artist scheme.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
We have received the following press release from Edition Records;
Rob Luft selected for BBC New Generation Artists scheme.
Guitarist Rob Luft, who released his debut album ‘Riser’ in 2017 as part of the Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, has been selected for the BBC New Generation Artists scheme. Following in the footsteps of previous Edition artists Laura Jurd and Misha Mullov-Abbado, this is an incredibly exciting opportunity for Rob, he he explains:
“I’m absolutely over the moon to be joining BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists Scheme this autumn, and to have the opportunity to work with their team until December 2021. For me, this has come at an incredibly fortuitous moment as I prepare to hit the studio with my quintet to record my second album for Edition Records to be released in 2020!” Rob Luft.
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“So young and so talented! JAMIE CULLUM, BBC RADIO 2 (UK)
“23-year-old Londoner Rob Luft has delivered the most fully-realized and rewarding debut album from a guitarist-composer since Julian Lage’s 2009 outing, Sounding Point…he has concocted a remarkably original statement that highlights his prodigious chops and his singular gifts as a composer-arranger and sonic provocateur.” DOWNBEAT 4 ½ STARS (USA)
“Guitar virtuoso makes enticingly vivacious debut” THE GUARDIAN (UK)
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