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Tara Minton is an Australian born harpist, vocalist and composer. She is proudly endorsed by Camac Harps and holds a masters degree in jazz performance from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Tara is well established as both an improvising harpist and vocalist and has worked with Björk, Tom Walker, Miranda Mulholland, “Kitty, Daisy and Lewis”, SuRie, Stan Sulzman, Tommaso Starace, Tony Kofi and Geoff Gascoyne. She leads her own original project as a harpist/vocalist – her latest release “Please Do Not Ignore The Mermaid”  received widespread critical acclaim. When not sitting behind her harp, Tara sings with “The Blues and Roots Ensemble”, a London based nine-piece band celebrating the music of Charles Mingus. Tara is a passionate music educator and advocate for the harp in jazz and improvised music and teaches as Professor of Jazz Harp at the London Performing Academy of Music

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“An otherworldly collection that brings the harp centre stage” – The Sunday Times  “The unlikely but magical missing link between Barbra Streisand and Dorothy Ashby” – Jazzwise  “Swinging, brave and sexy” – London Jazz News  “Tara Minton’s creative route teems and glistens with individuality, while that ‘prog’ side of her personality will be watched and encouraged!” – AP reviews  “Mesmerising” – Moths and Giraffes  “As well as playing a mean harp, Minton also provides ethereal vocals on what is an accomplished collection of performances.” – Charles Waring, Jazz Collector 

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Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – JP Cooper

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Bellowhead

 

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Orpheus

 
Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Kidderminster Jazz Club – Roger Beaujolais

 
Oct 7, 2021
  Kidderminster Town Hall

Jim Rattigan

 
Sep 28, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Ms Maurice

 
Sep 27, 2021
  The Cockpit

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

 
Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Faye Patton Nu Jazz Quartet

 
Oct 16, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Wendy Kirkland & Pat Sprakes Sextet

 
Sep 26, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

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