Archive for October, 2019

ÄTSCH

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Led by Irish-based German guitarist, Matthias Winkler, ÄTSCH fuse contemporary jazz improvisation with the sound aesthetics of modern-day post-rock. ÄTSCH create a sound rich in lyrical melodies with ample space for each of the soloists to shine. Taking their cues in equal measure from post-rock giants like “Sigur Rós” or “Explosions in the Sky” as well as contemporary Jazz artists such as “Gilad Hekselman” or “Julian Lage”. ÄTSCH have certainly got the attention of the European Jazz Scene, being the first Irish artists to perform in Jazzahead’s Club night series which runs concurrent to the main showcases in Germany. This is promising music that mixes jazz improv with a post-rock sensibility.

Guitarist Winkler is joined by drummer Hugh Denman, bassist Eoin O ’Hallaran and pianist Graeme Bourke. doors 9 music 9.30 10euro

Wild Card

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Critically acclaimed Clement Regerts Wild Card is a melting-pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms, Hard-bop and grooves with latin band jazz attitude. Wild Card is an London based organ trio made of Sophie Alloway on drums, Australian Hammond organist Andrew Noble and French Guitarist Clement Regert. They have residencies at club such as world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club and the 606 club. Wild Card has headlined in 2019 alone the Ealing Jazz Festival, The See More Jazz Festival (Germany) and isbplaying again at the London jazz Festival. You can expect to hear their famous mix of Afro-jazz, Hard-bop, Sambaband raw funk numbers. Special guest: US vocalist Corina Kwami will join them for a few songs.

Doors 9pm Music 10-12

Tickets ->https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/wild-card-tickets-72021240469

The Connie Han Trio

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Pianist and provocateur Connie Han has created an edgy blend of modern and traditional jazz with her incendiary Mack Avenue Records debut CRIME ZONE. At 23, this young lioness is on a fast-climbing trajectory to jazz stardom with rave reviews from The New York Times, Jazziz Magazine, Downbeat Magazine, and more. According to Downbeat Magazine, Han has “already absorbed the post-bop piano masters” with “all the technical mastery she’ll ever need.” The New York Times describes her as “the rare musician with fearsome technical chops, a breadth of historical knowledge and enough originality to write tunes that absorb your ear easily.” Weaving in and out of the tradition, Han pays tribute to McCoy Tyner, Mulgrew Miller, and Kenny Kirkland with her own unique edge and fire at the piano.

Her connection to jazz began at the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. After graduation, Han accepted a full-tuition scholarship to UCLA but chose to leave school after three weeks to pursue her professional career. It was at this time she sought out drummer/producer Bill Wysaske to begin work on what would eventually culminate her signing with Mack Avenue Records. In 2019, Han became a Steinway Artist, joining an exquisite circle of renowned artists such as McCoy Tyner, Art Tatum, Kenny Barron, and Duke Ellington. “This record is meant to be a statement about being rebellious… but within the tradition,” Han explains. “It’s provocative and fresh in its own way while still honoring the rich legacy of jazz.” The title, CRIME ZONE, reinforces how I brand myself as an artist: a provocateur of creative music.” “With this album she’s booking a place as a star in the jazz firmament of tomorrow,” says All About Jazz.” Watch out for Connie Han, the face (and shape) of jazz to come.”

Jazziz Magazine claims, “Han has been labeled a rising star and rightfully so — she’s an intriguing artist with mastery over her instrument as well as a deft bandleader. Given the maturity and brilliance she demonstrates on ‘CRIME ZONE’, perhaps ‘rising’ could be dropped from that designation.”

Connie Han Piano Bill Wysaske Drums Ivan Taylor Bass

Doors 20.00 Music 20.30 Entry 15€ on Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-connie-han-trio-tickets-72701665639

The Tommy Halferty Trio

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Ireland’s Leading Jazz Guitarist Tommy Halferty performs at Arthurs with One of Ireland’s critically acclaimed rhythm sections Dave Redmond on Double-Bass and Kevin Brady Drums. This trio to date has been performing Internationally playing Halferty’s new original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock & blues. Halferty is one of the leading exponents of Jazz Guitar Improvisation from Ireland, having performed nationally and Internationally for over 30 years.

doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10euro

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