In memory of Brian Smyth who did so much for the blues and jazz scene over the decades in JJ Smyths we host a night of Blues and Jazz music at Arthur’s.All funds that are raised on the night will go into the Brian Smyth Fund of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI), which Brian supported over a number of years. Money raised will be used to support funding application SBHI receive from their members for urgent materials or appliances they may need. They will let the members know where the money has come from and, if it is not confidential, SBHI will ask them if they are happy for them to share their information with the public. The Line up: The Nigel Mooney Quinet The Richie Buckley Quintet Donal Kirk and Anto Drennan plus guests! Doors 7pm and music from 7.30 # SOLD OUT!! “if you would like to make a donation please visitwww.sbhi.ie and cite the Brian Smyth Fund when donating Please arrive early!
Richard Nelsons Song For My Father Album launch with: Ricard Nelson-Pedal Steel Guitar Phil Ware-Piano Hugh Buckley-Guitar Dave Fleming-Bass John P Murray-Drums Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10e
Soul Foolishness is a new jazz/soul group fronted by the amazing singer/guitarist Lee Meehan. He is joined by of some of Ireland’s leading musicians Including Noel Bridgeman (drums) Darragh O’Kelly (keys) and Dave Redmond (electric bass) expect everything from 70’s Herbie Hancock, to Billy Cobham, Snoop Dogg and original music. Not to be misseddoors 9.30 music 10 entry 10euro
On International Jazz Day 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 Music 8.30 Entry 10e