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Plaza Real : The Music of Weather Report

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

Bassist Barry Donohue leads ‘Plaza Real’, a band dedicated to playing the music of 70/80’s jazz fusion group Weather Report.

Expect trance inducing grooves, high energy explosive solo sections, some filthy grooves, mellow open simmering passages, bouncy grooves, balls-to-the-wall rock-outs, soaring melodies, sexy grooves, outer-space grooves, melodies again! Many many beautiful melodies played on top of mostly open and interactive groove based passages. This is a really exciting project for Barry, as it pays tribute to a very special moment in his life – the moment his father Frank gifting him with ‘Heavy Weather’, one of Weather Report’s most highly regarded albums, featuring Jaco Pastorius on electric bass. That album made a man-bass-player out of an innocent 13-year-old Barry. He is joined by good friends and exceptional musicians Chris Engel on soprano sax, Darragh O’Kelly on synths and many forms of the piano, and Shane O’Donovan on drum

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Miles Brevis

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

Miles Brevis is a new piano trio whose smooth yet syncopated music weaves an entrancing vibe. Their original compositions, somewhere between jazz, ambient and fusion, conjure up the painterly atmospheres of a J.M.W. Turner or Whistler. Expect moods ranging from wistful to suddenly stormy, and back to soothing surface and languid longing. Miles Brevis features the classically-trained Maja Elliot on piano, who takes influences from Debussy, Bill Evans and minimal music. Her liquid, luminous arpeggiations form a golden thread guiding the trio. Kevin Higgins on electric bass and Brendan Doherty on drums provide deft rhythmic interplay and a welcome drop of scrappy soul within the group’s intricate compositions

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Miguel Siso & Orlando Molina

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

Venezuelan Cuatro Player Miguel Siso (Venezuela) and guitarist Orlando Molina (Venezuela). Framed into the aesthetics of world-music the duo will present a repertoire drawn from the most representative styles and musical forms of Venezuela and Latin America. Growing up in the hothouse of Venezuelan rhythms and styles, and schooled academically in the art of improvisation, the duo is able to explore and develop time-honored songs in a unique and innovative style. The concert will also showcase a repertoire comprised of original compositions specially conceived for the duo. Orlando Molina is a Venezuelan-Chilean guitarist and composer. Being winner of three international music scholarships, Orlando has worked and played with internationally acclaimed musicians such as Andreas Morricone, Ronan & Conor Guilfoyle, Gustavo Dudamel, Rubén Blades, David Pavón, the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, among many others. Orlando has also been invited to perform for important public figures such as Mr. President Michael D. Higgins, the jazz trumpet player Wynton Marsalis and David Bisbal among others. As a bandleader and sideman, some of Orlando’s tours include the United the States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Spain, Ireland, Cuba and Venezuela. He has performed in acclaimed international music festivals and venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jordan Hall, The National Concert Hall, Teresa Carreño Theater, Sligo Jazz Festival, the Electric Picnic, Sligo, Jazz al Parque among many others. doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10e

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