8 piece jazz-folk group from Brighton playing original music by

composer, arranger and instrumentalist Hilary Burt.

Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna album artwork

Our new album - Step Off And Fly

Our new album has been released and is available on Amazon Music, Spotify, iTunes and other established distribution outlets. It is of course available here as well on the music page.

Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna jump into spring!

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Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF

Celebrate the arrival of spring with Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna. They will be playing music from their album Step Off And Fly plus a few new numbers. Doors will open at 7.30 and music will start at around 8.15pm. £10 admission.

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thoughtful, innovative, contemporary ”
I was utterly mesmerised by the whole evening!”
the music has human warmth and strength”

About Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna

Hilary first started approaching the Blue Calluna musicians in the autumn of 2017. She had an idea for a new band and was starting to write music with a smaller group in mind (after spending two years involved with Terry Pack's large ensemble Trees and writing for up to 40 players).

She sketched out a possible 12 or 13 tunes for a future gig and possible album, and started focussing on one song at a time. Being someone who gets easily overwhelmed, she decided to do the rehearsing and recording in two batches with a couple of months between each batch. This gave her time to completely focus on finishing the first group of  tunes before moving onto the next group.  Breaking down the process in that way made the whole project more manageable.

Hilary plays alto sax and flute, alongside Lucy Pickering (vocals, flute); Kate Hogg (alto sax, flute, bansuri flute); Beccy Rork (tenor, soprano sax, flute); Steve Morgan (keyboards); Dave Barnard (bass guitar); Alex Eberhard (drums, guitar); Chris Stockel (percussion, drums). 

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