Archive for May, 2019

Darren Beckett Trio f/ George Colligan

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Darren and George will be reunited since their extensive playing and recording days in New York. Recording for the Steeplechase record label as a trio and also as the trio and with artists such as Lee Konitz and Rich Perry.

They will be playing a selection of arranged standards and Compositions from George. They will be joined by Irelands premier bass player Dave Redmond.

George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist( drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader. Winner of the 2015 DownBeat magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard), he has had a long association with living jazz legend Jack DeJohnette. With over 130 albums to date as an accompanist, Colligan has worked with a long list of jazz greats, including Buster Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, and many others. HIs latest album, “Nation Divided“(Whirlwind Records) is his 30th as a bandleader. Colligan, a New York resident for 15 years, now resides in Portland, Oregon where he is an Associate Professor at Portland State University.

Darren Beckett (drums) won a prestigious Bass Ireland Award as a teenager, leaving the emerald isle to study jazz in New York, where he resided for 21 years. Across his career, he has played drums everywhere from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Royal Albert Hall in London. He’s performed on over 50 albums recording with notable names like Brandon Flowers, Daniel Lanois, Madeleine Peyroux Lee Konitz and Kenny Wheeler. Over the years, Darren has worked with Lauryn Hill of The Fugees, James Hunter, jazz pianist Aaron Parks Played festivals all over the world from Austin City Limits to Montreux to NH7 in India. His current main gigs today are with Brandon Flowers (The Killers), and American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, whom he toured with for over ten years. Darren co-wrote the lead single ‘Can’t Deny My Love’ on Brandon Flowers’ number one charting second solo album, ‘The Desired Effect’. He currently teaches drums at ACM London, and has been touring the US and Europe with Indie darlings Amen Dunes this year, also spending part of the year recording in LA, Austin and New York with various artists and film composers. Darren’s band Ambulance ltd recently reformed to play some shows. In New York. Darren was recently featured in Modern Drummer magazine ‘On The Beat’ He is endorsed by Canopus drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth Drum sticks, Aquarian Drum heads, Protection Racket Drum cases, and Reflexx pads. Since moving to the UK in 2016 he’s been a regular on the London jazz scene playing Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 club, playing with Jason Rebello, Gilad Atzmon, and Alan Barnes. And active on the studio scene in London and Dublin.

Irish Bassist David Redmond is best known for his collaborations with renowned Irish and International groups, and musicians including the acclaimed American pianist Bill Carrothers as part of the Kevin Brady Trio, Larry Coryell, the UK jazz vocalist Ian Shaw. He is a member of both the Phil Ware Trio and Tommy Halferty Trio. He is also a member of Yurodny (one of Irelands leading World Music groups)

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Left Right Centre w/ Buckley, Delaney & Frank Mead

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The best of the blues with Noel Bridgeman, Tommy Moore, Ed Deane, James Delaney, Richie Buckley and Frank Mead! Noel Bridgeman – drums and vocals, is undoubtedly one of the best drummers that Ireland has ever produced. He started playing with Skid Row: Phillip Lynott on vocals, Brush Shiels on bass, Gary Moore on guitar. Noel has played and recorded with artists such as Mary Black, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Jackson Browne, Sharon Shannon, Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mick Hanley, Donal Lunny, The Corrs, The Chieftans and Paul Brady. Apart from his ability as drummer and percussionist, Noel is a very distinctive singer. His funky, unique and very soulful interpretations of blues, rock and soul classics are a must hear for any fan of these genres. Ed Deane – guitar and vocals. Ed started playing guitar and slide guitar while still at school. Age sixteen he formed Blueshouse and played alongside visiting American blues artists such as, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Mississippi, Fred Mac Dowell and Juke Boy Bonner. He played with Granny’s Intentions and the Woods Band. Moving to London, he played with Bees Make Honey, recording an album with them produced by Nick Lowe. After a spell in France, he joined Frankie Miller Band, touring Europe and the US. In the eighties he wrote soundtrack music for Stormy Monday and Leaving Las Vegas. In the 90’s he recorded and toured with Chris Jagger, Nick Lowe, Bap Kennedy and Dana Gillespie. Since returning to Ireland, he has released his own album of instrumental music, Slideshow and with Left, Right and Centre has recently toured with Donovan. Tommy Moore has been playing bass and singing in bands since the 1970’s. He hails from a family of famous Irish and now internationally renowned musicians ; Butch Moore, Des Moore, (The premier session guitarist in Ireland since the 1960’s), his daughter Gwen has a Phd in Music Education, his nephew Paul Moore, bassist with Van Morrison, his grand nephew, Jake Curran, guitarist with Niall Horan. He has been involved with artists and bands such as ; The Vampires , The Strangers, Stagalee, a founder member along with Errol Walsh, Pat Farrell and Don Baker in blues outfit ‘The Business’, played bass on Paul Brady’s first electric album ”Hard Station”, and toured with Brady. Played bass on the Johnny Logan Eurovision winner ”What’s Another Year” Played bass in the original Irish production of ”Jesus Christ Superstar”. Other associations include; The Fleadh Cowboys, Mary Coughlin, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Ronnie Drew, Philip Donnelly, Scullion,( Balance and Control, Prod. John Martyn), Greg Boland, Jimmy Faulkner, Mick Pyro, Anto Drennan, Myles Drennan. He has done numerous studio and RTE sessions as a bassist and backing vocalist. While involved with all of this, he taught Bass and Aural skills in The Senior College, Ballyfermot for 25 years. He currently plays bass and is a vocalist with ”Left Right and Centre, along with Noel Bridgeman (drums) and Ed Deane (guitar), he is lead vocalist and bassist with his band ” Badge”, and is bassist and vocalist with the Steely Dan tribute band ”Aja”. Frank Mead, sax / flute / harmonica / bones player. Frank has had a successful career as a sideman, session musician and sometimes solo artist. He was a founding member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings since its conception; working alongside such legendary names as Georgie Fame, Gary Brooker, Peter Frampton, Andy Fairweather-Lowe and Martin Taylor. Frank has worked with long-time colleague Beverley Craven since the late eighties, playing on her first and all subsequent albums. Over the years he has worked with Irish legends Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Mary Coughlan and many other international names including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Michael McDonald, Albert King, Lowell Fulsom, BB King, Albert Collins, Squeeze, Leo Sayer, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Robin Gibb and Go West, to name but a few. He helped launch and establish former Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre’s ‘New Day’ venture. Frank also tours regularly with German superstars Marius Muller Westernhagen and Peter Maffay. He recently received two platinum MTV Unplugged awards for his work with these artists. Richie Buckley – tenor sax has long been recognized on an international level as one of the finest jazz musicians of today. His performing credits include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McForKenna, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello and many more. James Delaney: Keyboards James Delaney was the keyboard player of choice for most discerning musicians and bands in the rock scene in Dublin in the seventies and eighties. Bands like Stagalee, Rob Strong & the Rockets and the Red Peters blues band were quick to snap up such a precocious and exciting young talent. His career and reputation hasn’t slowed down any since then and he remains the go-to keyboard player for individuality, creative flair, a great groove, an intimate acquaintance with a wide range of musical styles… all delivered with real panache and ‘character’. James has been described as ‘eccentric’ by some… a euphemism which covers a lot of territory! But his focus is always on the music and he generally eschews most modern distractions which aren’t strictly relevant… and which he considers a waste of time… like social media. doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 15e

The Dirty Jazz Club

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Conor Murray – Drums Derek Whyte – Bass Colm O’ Hara – Trombone Bill Blackmore – Trumpet Darragh O’ Kelly – Keyboards Cathal Roche – Alto Sax

The Dirty Jazz club have been a massive part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes

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Detrás de la Verdad by Alberto Lopez w/ John Walsh

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Alberto López will premier his new flamenco show “Detrás de la Verdad” qualified by the press as “the guitar in another dimension” with Irish guitarist John Walsh. Along the concert both guitarists will make the public feel the excitement of flamenco fused in the different themes that make it up. It will be a performance of traditional flamenco styles as tientos, granainas, tarantas and some standars of flamenco with an exclusive aim: making the audience feel. Bio Alberto López was born in Baza (Granada) in 1990, where he started his lessons to become a flamenco guitar player at 11 years old. Then, he started his academic training at the Conservatory “José Salinas”, where he won his first contest as a soloist guitarist at the tender age of 14. His passion for the flamenco has lead him to receive lessons by masters such as Miguel Ángel Cortés, Gerardo Núñez, Manolo Franco or Niño Pura among others, while he obtained his degree on flamenco guitar in Córdoba. In addition to play for voices like “El Pele” or Encarna Anillo, among others, shared the stage with artists such Tomatito, Estrella Morente…At 18 years old he started to gather his first international awards, some of the most remarkable ones are International Flamenco Guitar Competition “Ciutat de L’Hospitalet”, International Guitar Competition “Manuel Cano” or Competition for young interpreters (Jaén), among others. As a soloist guitarist, he has taken part in important flamenco events such as La Bienal of Seville, La Noche Blanca del Flamenco in Córdoba, the International Guitar Festival of Belgrade and tours along countries as Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, France, Japan, Jordan, among others. “Detrás de la Verdad” is his third self-composed show and is also the title of his first album with the collaboration of the main flamenco artists as “El Pele”, Encarna Anillo, Pepe de Pura, Manuel Tañé, Antonio Núñez “El Pulga”, Bernardo Miranda y Eduardo Giménez “Coki” as featuring artists, among others. John Walsh is Ireland’s leading Flamenco Guitarist. An accomplished musician and composer, John has been performing solo since 2006. Along with performing concerts throughout Ireland and venues in Spain and the UK, he has performed in one of the most historically important flamenco venue’s ,’El Candela’ in Madrid, as well as being the invited International Artist for the 2014 Flamenco Festival Flamenco de Consuegra. He has composed music for and performed with the National Ballet of Ireland & Michael Rooney’s De Cuellar Orchestra among others and performed for the Irish President Michael D Higgins. He has performed with many acclaimed artists including Jose Manuel Leon, Salvador Andrades, Luis de Luis, Olayo Jimenez, Lucas Gonzalez, Francisco Garcia, Felipe de Algeciras, Mercedes Garcia Lopez, Pepe de Algeciras. Previous venues in Ireland include the Electric Picnic, National Concert Hall, Millenium Theatre, RDS, The Boyle Arts Festival, Imagine Arts Festival, Thurles Arts Festival, Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Guinness Storehouse, Kilkenny Castle, Charleville Castle, Liberty Hall, Backstage Theatre, Dun Laoghaire festival of World Cultures, Bray Arts Festival and various venues in Dublin, Spain and UK doors 8.30 music 9-11 entry 10e

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