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The Richie Buckley Quintet

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

With his unique style and virtuosic technique, Richie Buckley is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. Described by the Irish Times as “something of a genius…[with] a world reputation amongst saxophonists”, he has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, Elvis Costello and James Williams. Richie Buckley – Sax John Moriarty- Guitar Myles Drennan – Piano Dave Redmond – Bass Kevin Brady – Drums Doors 8.30 Music 9. Entry 10e bio: A self-taught saxophone player Buckley’s unique style and virtuosic technique is internationally recognise. He is one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. He has been described as “extraordinary” (Irish Times, 2001), “something of a genius…[with] a world reputation amongst saxophonists” (Irish Times, 1999) and a musician whose “playing manages to be simultaneously passionate and gentle, romantic and elegiac.” (Sunday Independent, 2001) Musicians with whom he has collaborated include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McKenna, Harry Allen, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, and Elvis Costello. Recording credits include Van Morrison, James Williams, Barry Manilow, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Elmer Bernstein. He has also recorded and performed with major Irish artists including The Cranberries, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sinead O’Connor, Paul Brady and Bill Whelan. His critically acclaimed album ‘Your Love is Here’, featuring his own compositions and guest artists Lew Soloff and the Robin Aspland Trio, was recorded in September 2000. Richie has scored three documentary films – ‘Luke’ (Luke Kelly, directed by Sinead O’Brien), ‘Friel’, ‘Lee Marvin’ (directed by John Boorman) and the film ‘The General’ (directed by John Boorman). Most recently Richie scored the soundtrack to W.C (Dir: Liam O’Mochain) and his track, ‘Just Another Waltz’ has featured in Maurice Linnane’s first feature ‘A Kiss For Jed’

Russell Jackson (SOLD OUT)

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

Legendary bassist Russell Jackson(BB King) visits Ireland with his blues trio. Russell started his career as a bass player with Otis Clay in Chicago. He then landed a job with B. B. King. He toured internationally with King and his orchestra for six and a half years. Jackson then attended the Dick Grove School of Music in Los Angeles. During the course of his career Jackson played with many bands,including percussion project Silent Partners,and musicians Buddy Guy, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Willie Nelson, Kenny Wayne, Marshall Lawrence, Sunny Fournier. For a number of years Jackson fronted the Russell Jackson Band, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also toured extensively with James “Buddy” Roger. Early January Blues Gig Door 4.30 Music 5-7 Entry 15e plus booking fee

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 William O’Ceallaigh on synths and many forms of the piano Shane O’Donovan on drums Eamonn Cagney on percussion Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10e

Nigel Mooney’s Organ Failure

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

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980’s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch. He plays tribute to Grant Green on the anniversary of his death (June 6, 1935 – January 31, 1979) an American jazz guitarist and composer. Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records as both leader and sideman, Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop, and Latin-tinged idioms throughout his career. Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, “A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar … Green’s playing is immediately recognizable – perhaps more than any other guitarist.”[2] Critic Dave Hunter described his sound as “lithe, loose, slightly bluesy and righteously groovy”.[3] He often performed in an organ trio, a small group with an organ and drummer

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