Archive for December, 2018

Nigel Mooney Quartet

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Nigel Mooney Guitar/Vocals Johnny Taylor Piano Barry Donohue Bass Dominic Mullen Drum Kit Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10e Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch. His first album, ‘All My Love’s In Vain’ (Rubyworks) was released in 2005 to critical acclaim and has become one of Ireland’s highest selling albums by a jazz artist. The single, ‘Beautiful Day’, charted on the Irish hit parade and still receives regular airplay. Mooney’s second album, ‘The Bohemian Mooney’ is out now on Lyte Records

‘In My Nature’ Album Launch

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Join Gemma Sugrue and the Julien Colarossi Quartet for the launch of their debut album “In My Nature”. Guitarist Julien Colarossi born in Settefrati (Italy) moved to Ireland in 2007 to pursue his musical career. After obtaining a BA in Jazz Performance in 2011 Julien went off to become one of the most exciting young guitarists to emerge in recent years in the Irish Jazz scene. After recording, writing, arranging, producing and collaborating on more than 20 albums, playing all the major jazz festivals in the country and being part of many different original projects Julien’s sights were now set on bringing his compositions to life with a vocalist. Julien invited Gemma Sugrue to sing with his quartet at The International Bar (Wicklow Street, Dublin) last year and the group instantly clicked and Gemma began to make a regular appearance. There was a sense of ease and fun to the music making which enticed the group to capture it on record. All of the band members have quite eclectic musical tastes and playing styles including the singer, Gemma who is well known as a pop/soul vocalist, lending her vocals to epic dance tunes performed by 2fm’s Jenny Greene and the RTE Concert Orchestra. The album takes a traditional jazz approach in the instrumentation and the manner in which it is recorded but there’s no escaping the collective’s broad range of influences and flair which ebbs and flows throughout the record from standard to original composition. But the band’s true super power is in their live performance from the dynamic and attentive Dominic Mullans on drums to the inventive, exciting and considered bass playing by Barry Donohue to the florid, free-flowing, magical, musical musings of Johnny Taylor on piano. The collective are a conscientious one, allowing space to breath for the singer’s narrative and melody which are expanded upon and really bloom into technicolour with the spellbinding and thrilling guitar playing from Julien Colarossi.

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Jesse van Ruller Trio feat. David Lyttle

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Dutch guitarist Jesse van Ruller is a true European jazz icon and one of the world’s most respected jazz guitarists. Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Guitar Competition in 1995—impressing the jury of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Jim Hall, Pat Martino and Mark Whitfield—he has released over ten albums, toured worldwide and worked with Christian McBride, Joe Lovano, Toots Thielemans, Tom Harrell, Roy Hargrove, the Metropole Orchestra and the WDR Big Band.

Described by the Independent as representing the best jazz coming out of Ireland today, drummer David Lyttle started out in guitar legend Louis Stewart’s band and has gone on to perform in over twenty five countries and receive nominations in the MOBO Awards and Urban Music Awards. His recent collaborations and associations include jazz icons Kurt Rosenwinkel, with whom he has a new standards new, and Joe Lovano, who appears on his latest album ‘Faces’.

London bassist Conor Chaplin is one of the most in-demand musicians of his generation and is the bassist with 2017 Mercury Music Prize nominee Dinosaur. He has also performed with George Garzone, Bobo Stenson and World Service Project.

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Flamenco Palos

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‘I’m aiming to bring all the excitement, energy and emotional depth of authentic Flamenco straight from Spain to Dublin. It will be a performance of traditional flamenco palos(song forms) as well as some of my own instrumental compositions for guitar’ John Walsh Door 4 Music 4.30 Entry 15e The performers: John Walsh: Ireland’s leading Flamenco Guitarist , a native of Longford and a resident of Sallins. He has performed at a number of prestigious Flamenco festivals and venues in Spain and composed music for the National Ballet of Ireland, Riverdance and Michael Rooney’s De Cuellar Suite amongst others Maria Delgado: An exceptional traditional flamenco singer from a family of flamenco artists stretching back generations. From the city of Algeciras, home of the legendary guitarist Paco de Lucia. Gines Pozas: A top percussionist from Madrid who has worked with many distinguished artists including Estrella Morente and recorded percussion in studio for the Gipsy Kings and many others. Remedios Heredia: A dancer from a gypsy family of Madrid whose members include legendary musicians such as the guitarist Sabicas and the great singer Estrella Morente

Amanda St John : Songs of my Heros

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Amanda St John and band (with guests) will present this special show featuring a selection of songs from Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield & Etta James as well as some originals inspired by these artists and her recent recordings in Muscle Shoals, USA – the same studio used by Aretha, Etta, Percy Sledge, James Brown etc. Having been compared to Dusty Springfield by Grammy-winning US producer Jon Tiven and described by Ralph McLean from BBC Radio Ulster as “an incredible vocal performer and wonderfully talented songwriter”, this really is a night not to be missed! Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10e

 

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