Trumpeter Laura Jurd’s composed work draws upon classical, jazz and folk influences. In 2012 she released her critically acclaimed debut albumLanding Ground and won the Worshipful Company of Musician's Jazz Award, the Help Musicians UK Development Award and was shortlisted for a British Composer Award, all following from the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition in 2011.  She is co-founder of Chaos Collective - an organisation and record label that promotes and commissions new music.