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Aja: The music of Steely Dan

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

‘Aja’ is a tribute band playing the music of Steely Dan. Their repertoire includes the entire classic album Aja, hence the name.

Gerard Farrelly : Keyboards. Tommy Moore : Bass/Vocals. Alan Cunningham : Drums. Johnny Graham : Vocals. Sinead Stone : Vocals. Mark Wilde & Serge Stavila : Saxes and Colm Lindsay : Guitar

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Kevin Brady/Bill Carrothers/Dave Redmond

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

Drummer Kevin Brady will perform with his Internationally acclaimed trio featuring U.S. pianist Bill Carrothers & Irish Bassist Dave Redmond . Brady has many years of experience playing with some of the World’s leading exponents of jazz & improvised music. He has performed and recorded with Internationally renowned musicians such as: Lage Lund (Guitar), Jason Rebello (Piano),Brian Charette (Hammond Organ), Peter Bernstein (Guitar), Seamus Blake (Sax), Norma Winstone (Vocals), Pee Wee Ellis (Sax), Larry Coryell (Guitar), Nir Felder (Guitar), Perico Sambeat (Sax), Ian Shaw (Vocals), John Ruocco (Clarinet), Ronnie Cuber (Sax), Bobby Watson (Sax), Randy Ingram (Piano) Ulf Wakenius (Guitar) and Anders Bergcrantz (Trumpet).. He has also supported and performed on double-bill concerts with acts such as; Kurt Elling, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Andrew Hill, Swedish piano trio EST & Soul legend Gil-Scott Heron. Bill Carrothers is quite exceptional in this setting, having recorded with many acclaimed trios. Performing & Recording with luminaries such as Gary Peacock, Billy Higgins, Dave Douglas, Curtis Fuller. He recently performed a sell – out residency at the prestigious jazz club – The Village Vanguard. More recently he has been nominated for a French Gramophone Award for his latest solo album release entitled ‘ Excelsior ‘ a collection of improvised piano pieces. Dave Redmond is one of the most in demand Bassists in Ireland, having performed with visiting artists such as Bob Dorough, Keith Copeland, Dave Leibman, Jason Rigby, Bobby Wellins, Guy Barker, Ian Shaw, Jacqui Dankworth, Scott Hamilton, and Jim Mullen. He has performed at numerous festivals and clubs throughout the World such as Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express (London). Brady formed the trio in 2006 with the clear aim of creating and producing new contemporary jazz and the impact of this was immediate. Their performances have been critically acclaimed for their dynamism and musicality. Since then, Brady, Carrothers & Redmond have toured regularly and consolidated their worldwide reputation as a compelling live act. The trio have travelled widely and won the appreciation of discerning jazz audiences in the USA, Europe,Asia and their double-bill performance with Kurt Elling in the Azores. There performances were captured on their debut CD release entitled Common Ground in 2007,after many lauded performances they released their second album entitled Zeitgeist with Fresh Sounds New Talent Record label in 2009. The album attracted enthusiastic reviews and became instantly popular with jazz radio broadcasters.In 2016, The trio released their studio album entitled ‘Ensam’, the record features original compositions by Brady and remarkable reworkings and performances of standards such as The Night we called it a Day sung by ECM recording artist Norma Winstone. Chicago Reader, U.S.A. **** ‘The Kevin Brady Trio achieve a stunning equilibrium; The group move as one’ – contributed by Peter Margasak Thursday 22nd November Arthurs Jazz n Blues Club Thomas St. Music: 9pm Adm: €12

Mose Allison Tribute

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

Two years to the day Mose passed away.. Philip Christie(piano/voclas) with Dan Walsh(drums) and Neil Ó Loclainn(bass) pay tribute the American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter.

He became notable for playing a unique mix of blues and modern jazz, both singing and playing piano. Some of the tunes penned include The Seventh Son, I love The Life I Lead and Your Mind Is On Vacation, as well as his adaptions of Parchman Farm and Baby Please dont Go

Born in Tippo, MS, in 1927, jazz pianist Mose Allison has managed to bridge the gap between jazz and blues with more than 30 albums that cover both genres. He learned to play the piano as a child in the Mississippi Delta. When he came of age he enlisted in the army and played in the Army Band. Upon his discharge he attended Louisiana State University, earning a B.A. in English in 1950. In 1956 he moved to New York City to pursue a career as a musician, and played with such jazz figures as Zoot Simms, Gerry Mulligan, Bob Brookmeyer and Stan Getz. He recorded albums for a variety of labels, including Prestige, Columbia and Atlantic, where he stayed for 16 years. He left that label in 1978 and in 1982 signed with Elektra, where he put out two albums before moving over to Blue Note-Capitol Records.

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The Strawhall House Band

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THE STRAWHALL HOUSE BAND, Featuring former members of Fat Chance and Rag Mama Rag Fiacre Gaffney Vocals and Guitar, Jack Maher Vocals and Guitar, Mark Penny Piano,Barry Schweppe Drums, and Vinny Kilcullen on Bass.

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