Archive for April, 2019

Ronnie Greer’s Blues Trio

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events', Music

Ronnie Greer has been at the centre of the Irish blues scene for over 40 years now. His distinctive guitar playing, melding visceral Chicago blues style licks with be bop jazz inspired lines and chord progressions, has been critically acclaimed as world class. Ronnie has shared the stage with some of the leading figures in the blues genre, including Dr. John, Memphis Slim, Lowell Fulson, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, and Carey Bell, to name but a few. His powerhouse trio on this gig features two of Ireland’s finest and most in demand musicians, John McCullough on Hammond organ and piano, and Peter McKinney on drums. “This is a magnificent band, of world class” Blues in Britain Magazine “Proper Blues from a proper Bluesman” Ralph McLean, BBC Radio Ulster doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 10euro

Andreas Varady Trio

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Andreas Varady is “one of the most talented people on this planet, who takes the music back to where it belongs,” says legendary music icon, Quincy Jones Andreas started his ascent to mastering jazz guitar at a very young age. Born of Hungarian Gypsy descent, Andreas was raised in a small town in Slovakia and first began to play the guitar at four years old, tutored by his father, Bandi. Andreas was taught to learn songs by ear; his first tune the “Blue Bossa” jazz standard, and from then on he has continued to pursue the world of jazz music. Andreas has idolized his guitar hero George Benson, and from his early years has often been compared to the guitar legend. Andreas began to explore sharing his talent when his family moved to Ireland in 2007. At just 9 years old, Andreas would perform for the passerby’s of Limerick and Cork Ireland, busking on the streets. People were drawn to young Varady for his talent at such a young age and his lovable performing persona. As an outgoing and determined youth, Andreas reached out to Irish drummer and producer David Lyttle who agreed to meet with him. After the introduction, Lyttle loved him and began featuring Andreas in his band. Lyttle also produced Andreas’ first album Questions in 2010. At this time, Andreas began touring and playing shows at various Jazz festivals throughout Europe. In 2011, at 13 years old, he became the youngest headlining artist at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Andreas became featured in shows with Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, and Louis Stewart. He appeared on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine. In the summer of 2012, Andreas had the opportunity to play at the world famous International Montreux Jazz Festival where he performed in front of festival founder Claude Nobs and record producer and music legend Quincy Jones. A few months after the festival, Quincy signed Andreas to his management company. In October 2013, Andreas Varady signed a record deal with Verve Records under David Foster. He recorded his debut album in January 2014 with producer David Paich. To date, Andreas Varady has performed with a collection of world class musicians including: Frank Vignola, Andreas Oberg, Casey Benjamin, Terell Stafford, Lee Ritenour, Stochelo Rosemberg, Alfredo Rodriguez, Nikki Yanofsky, Henry Cole, Reiner Elizarde, Louis Stewart, Soweto Kinch, and many more. Andreas is a Benedetto artist and plays his own signature variation of the Bambino model guitar. D’Addario strings and Planet Waves cables also endorse Andreas. Most recently, Andreas caught the interest of Bob Zievers, George Benson’s agent, who has signed on to work with the young guitarist. Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10E

Hugh Buckley/Mino Lanzieri Quartet

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Mino Lanzieri is one of the most important and prolific guitarist of the modern italian jazz scene, with many albums as both a leader and a sideman, european tours and collaborations with some of the most important jazz names such as Jerry Bergonzi, Reuben Rogers, Gene Jackson, Ulysses Owens, Willie Jones, Jonathan Kreisberg, Antonio Faraò and many others. His last album “Endless” was among the first places in the jazz charts in several countries of the world such as France, England, Australia, Chile and awarded as one of the best record productions of 2017 in Italy on “JazzIt magazine”.

Hugh Buckley – Guitar Mino Lanzieri – Guitar Dave Redmond – Bass Dominic Mullen – Drums

Doors 4 music 4.30-6.30 10euro

‘Person I Knew’ Album Launch

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 Aleka Potinga returns to Arthur’s to release her debut album with a star-studded lineup featuring one of Europe’s greatest jazz drummers, Eric Ineke. ‘Person I Knew’ is Aleka’s follow up release to her critically acclaimed self-titled EP, Aleka. While the Aleka EP focused on mostly original material, Person I Knew is a collection of some of her favorite tunes from the great American songbook as well as compositions by jazz visionaries such as Wayne Shorter and Bill Evans.

Aleka – Voice / Eric Ineke – Drums / Chris Guilfoyle – Guitar / Ronan Guilfoyle – Bass

doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10e

Zeropunkt

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Free psychedelic improvisers Zeropunkt will play their only Dublin date of the year upstairs at Arthur’s on Thomas Street on April 24th at 9pm. The group have been quietly recording and producing music for two LPs, “Clap your hands say no” and “Open War”, to be released over the course of 2019 and 2020 respectively, so live appearances have been rare enough, making this a good opportunity to catch them in the capital.

Doors 9.00pm; set 1 9.30pm set 2 10.30pm Admission 5 euro

Zeropunkt is: Fergus Cullen: saxophones, guitars, voice, keys, synthesizer, clarinet, piano, flutes; Jamie Davis: drums, percussion, saxophone; Damien Lennon: bass, effects.

Press for “Bitch Nails”:

“A subdued & organic, yet affected nine minutes of hauntological glow, as if to evoke every wordless Sunday sunrise you’ve shared with people both old and new”. (The Thin Air)

“In every positive way we have compositional relativity to that which was featured on 2017’s excellent Sediments album … everything slips beautifully off-key somewhere around the 2:35 minute mark, with the ever-increasing intrusion of cymbal washes and some indeterminate chiming – it’s a wonderfully creepy intestinal tangent … BITCH NAILS strolls toward its it’s 8:45 minute demise with strangely tranquilising psychedelic ambience”. (scatalogik.com)

Bitch Nails free download link: https://nosound.bandcamp.com/track/bitch-nails-free-download

Press for Sediments LP:

“Reviewing Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way … Lester Bangs opined … : “It is part of a transcendental new music which flushes categories away and, while using musical devices from all styles and cultures, is defined mainly by its deep emotion and unaffected originality”—a summation that could serve just as well for Sediments … [which] may yet prove to be just as timeless.” (All About Jazz)

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