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Tommy Halfertys Lifetime Group

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Celebrating the music of The Tony Williams Lifetime Group Jazz Guitarist Tommy Halferty join’s forces with two of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians’ Scott Flanigan – Hammond Organ & Kevin Brady – Drums to perform a Short Tour of Ireland. The Tony Williams Lifetime was founded in 1969 as a power trio with John McLaughlin on electric guitar, and Larry Young (a.k.a. Khalid Yasin) on organ. The band was possibly named for Williams’ debut album as a bandleader, Life Time, released on Blue Note in 1964. The group will perform a selection of music from this infamous group as well as exciting new original compositions by members of the group. Tommy Halferty – Guitar Scott Flanigan – Hammond Organ Kevin Brady – Drums Adm: €10 Music: 9.30

Rodrigo Almonte 4tet

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Continuing to step into the Irish jazz scene, Peruvian guitarist Rodrigo Almonte brings together some of the finest musicians in Dublin for a musical journey through his own compositions and arrangements, sharing his personal experiences and learnings from South America all the way to Europe. Line up : Rodrigo Almonte (guitar and compositions) Eanna Ryder (piano) Keith Tobin (bass) Andy O´Farrell (drums) Doors at 9 Music 9.30 10 €

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



Trainman Blues

Written by conall. Posted in Past 'Events'

This will be Trainman Blues’ first gig in Ireland. They are a Danish and Irish collaboration. Their debut album features Denmark’s best blues artists, including Ronni Boysen (Mud Morgenfield guitarist), Nisse Thorbjørn (Danish Blues musician of the year) We will be playing all the songs from our forth coming album with a full band performance at this lovely venue. Richard Farrell – Vocals and guitar Laust Krudtmejer Nielsen – Bass Dan Whelan – Guitar Ben Cooper – Drums Doors 9pm Music 9.30pm Entrance: 10 euro Listen to album here:

Ronan Guilfoyle 60

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This event is part of a series of 4 concerts celebrating the 60th birthday of Ronan Guilfoyle over 2 nights, 9th-10th May. PLEASE NOTE: Tickets of €20 include BOTH Wednesday night performances: ‘Things we like – The Music of Jack Bruce’ + ‘Standards Time’ IMC celebrates the work of one of the champions of Irish Jazz, Ronan Guilfoyle, in his 60th year with a series of special concerts at Arthur’s this May 9th and 10th. Musician, composer and educator, Guilfoyle observes this milestone by gathering a cornucopia of Irish and International talent for 4 very distinct sets of music penned, arranged or orchestrated by Guilfoyle. THINGS WE LIKE – THE MUSIC OF JACK BRUCE John Symon Asher “Jack” Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream. Guilfoyle credits Bruce as “probably the reason why I play the bass.” Stating that “Although I was raised on jazz at home, and spent my musical life in jazz, it was hearing Bruce’s great bass lines with Cream that first made me think of how much I liked that sound, and how this could be something I’d like to check out for myself.” Having met him and admired his musicianship and character for many years, after Bruce passed away in 2014, Guilfoyle embarked on a project based on his music, thoroughly enjoying going through his enormous songbook, picking tunes and finding a way to do them that is both respectful to the songs while allowing for a personal response. Joining Ronan onstage for this concert are Margot Daly, Lars Moeller, Joe O’Callaghan, Izumi Kimura and Brendan Doherty – five musicians with the incredible range of skills necessary to do justice to one of the great musicians of the 20th Century. ‘If, like me, you have been playing professionally for nearly 40 years, it’s good from time time, to take stock and celebrate the journey so far. I have asked some of my best friends and colleagues in music to join me in a celebration, both of my 60th birthday, and in music itself – especially jazz music. I’m very happy to be doing this on the 9th and 10th of May in Arthur’s, by celebrating my 60th birthday along with 17 of my closest colleagues. In choosing the music for this celebration I wanted to include players and projects with whom I have a long track record and I am delighted to have such a stellar cast with me over the two nights.’ – Ronan Guilfoyle Doors at 8pm PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for €20 include BOTH performances on Wednesday 9th May ‘Things we like – The Music of Jack Bruce’ + ‘Standards Time’


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