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
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
Maja Elliott/Dylan Lynch. This daring new Duo combines original compositions, jazz, classical undercurrents and breakbeat improvisation. Versatile musician Maja trained as a concert pianist. She performed with Anohni (Anthony and the Johnsons) who wrote: “Maja’s piano playing is so sensitive. She holds notes in fearless anticipation of subtle emotions.” Dylan Lynch is a highly sought after drummer and session musician (Zaska, Loah, Little Green Cars, Soda Blonde, Charlie Moon Organisation). His scintillating and subtle rhythms punctuate Maja’s sonorous soundscapes. 9pm Free entry
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
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)