Trio Trio Trio Piano Festival

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

A festival of jazz piano trios to celebrate thirty-five years of Jazz on the Terrace 1982 to 2017.

Six Piano Trios play in three concerts on three successive evenings as part of the Festivals and Events Scheme of The Arts Council at Arthur’s, 28 Thomas St., The Liberties, Dublin 8 on Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November 2017.

 The first concert in Jazz on the Terrace’s TrioTrioTrioPiano Festival (Nov 16 – 18 2017) takes place on Thursday November 16 2017 in Arthur’s Bar on Thomas St. Dublin. It features The Carole Nelson Trio and the David Berkman Trio, creating an energising mix of Irish and international jazz talent.

Carole Nelson is a London-born pianist and saxophonist who has been living in Ireland since 1986.

“Glorious free-spirited jazz” The Irish Times

Her newest project, the Carole Nelson Trio, with Carole on piano, bassist Cormac O’Brien and drummer Dominic Mullan, began at the Trio Trio Piano Festival held in Dublin in 2015. The Trio’s first album, One Day in Winter, is due for release November 16th 2017. The album, all original compositions from Carole, follows the course of one day in winter, inspired by the South County Carlow landscape between the River Barrow and the Blackstairs Mountains where Carole has made her home. This album will be available for purchase at the concert.

Since moving to New York in 1985, David Berkman has been an important part of the jazz community. He has performed extensively with the bands of Cecil McBee, Tom Harrell and with the Vanguard Orchestra.

Now appearing more and more often as a bandleader, David Berkman has performed solo and with his quartet, quintet and sextet at festivals and clubs in the United States, Europe and Japan, most recently at the Edinburgh and Glagow Jazz festivals in Scotland. In Ireland he has appeared at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, The Queens Belfast Festival and the Bray Jazz Festival. He has also performed in Dublin.

David Berkman toured Ireland with the Berkman / Buckley Quartet in April 2006 and again in 2008 with musicians from Scotland and Ireland in the band titled for the tour The AMEIRESCO Sextet. Both of these tours were organised by Jazz on the Terrace.

At this unique event he is joined onstage by Dave Redmond on Double Bass and Kevin Brady on Drums.

It is a real treat to have such great friends of Jazz on the Terrace joining us in Dublin to celebrate 35 years of Irish and international jazz music.

Trio Trio Trio Piano Festival

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

A festival of jazz piano trios to celebrate thirty-five years of Jazz on the Terrace 1982 to 2017.

Six Piano Trios play in three concerts on three successive evenings as part of the Festivals and Events Scheme of The Arts Council at Arthur’s, 28 Thomas St., The Liberties, Dublin 8 on Thursday 16, Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November 2017.

Continuing the TrioTrioTrioPiano Festival in Arthur’s Bar in Dublin’s Thomas Street, the second night sees two more piano trios take to the stage. Joining us in celebrating 35 years of Jazz on The Terrace are six outstanding jazz musicians who will play a varied programme. First up on Friday 17 November is The Johnny Taylor Trio. Johnny Taylor was born in London and studied classical piano and clarinet from a young age, playing in orchestras and gaining an ABRSM diploma in piano performance. Upon moving to Ireland, he became a music scholar at Trinity College and graduated with a First Class Honours degree in 2006. After studying with a scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Johnny returned to Dublin and began playing jazz full time. He currently leads his own piano trio as well as playing in the groups of various notable Irish musicians including Nigel Mooney, Cormac Kenevey, Alex Mathias and Suzanne Savage. Currently he is musical director for Emilie Conway. In April 2014 he toured with The Emilie Conway Quintet in Ireland, presenting the Songs of Alec Wilder. This tour was organised by Jazz on the Terrace. The Johnny Taylor Trio amazed and delighted audiences in 2015 during the original TrioTrioPiano festival, organised by Jazz on the Terrace. Check them out on YouTube. He is joined on Friday 17th November at 9.00pm in Arthurs Bar, Thomas St. by Barry Donahue on Double Bass and Dominic Mullan on Drums. The second trio of the evening is the Nikki Iles Trio. Nikki is described in The Guardian as “one of the most refreshing figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times with a liquid sound and supple, obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser…. ” Nikki Iles was born Dunstable, Bedfordshire. She has been a high musical achiever from a young age and comes from a musical family. Studies brought her north to Leeds where she based herself for many years, moving to London in the mid-90s. While she maintains a very busy performing schedule she also teaches at university level and has published a number of books of jazz piano music. Playing highlights in the last couple of years have included The Julian Arguelles Octet, The Kenny Wheeler Big Band, Tony Coe and Tina May, ‘Renga’ with Rufus Reid, The Anglo / Canadian Quartet with Martin Speake, Anthony Michelli and Duncan Hopkins, trio with Jeff Williams, The Stan Sulzman_ Big Band, Joe Locke and Neil Pursey, Claire Martin and Dave Holland in the tribute to Kenny Wheeler at the London Jazz Festival. Following the success of her trio CD, Hush, recorded in New York with Rufus Reid and Jeff Williams, she has recently recorded with Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler and the London Vocal Project, “Mirrors” on Edition. Most recently she has seen the release of the long awaited Printmakers CD “Westerly ” on Basho records with Norma Winstone, Mark Lockheart, Mike Walker , Steve Watts and James Maddren and “Stardust ‘ (Jellymould) with long–time friend , saxophonist, Stan Sulzmann. Nikki Iles is joined on Friday 17th November from 9pm in Arthur’s Bar, Thomas St. by long time collaborator Duncan Hopkins on Double Bass and local musician Kevin Brady on Drums.

Trio Trio Trio Piano Festival

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

A festival of jazz piano trios to celebrate thirty-five years of Jazz on the Terrace 1982 to 2017.

The final night of the TrioTrioTrioPiano Festival sees two more piano trios coming together to wow the jazz lovers of Dublin on Saturday November 18th from 9pm. Kicking off the evening will be The Myles Drennan Trio. Myles is a rare combination of prodigious natural talent, instinctive jazz sophistication and self-effacing modesty. Drennan has been a byword for excellence among Irish musicians for more than a decade, both as drummer and pianist. He favours the latter here in this piano trio that has evolved from a recent residency in Bewley’s Café Theatre, and which boasts an empathic rhythm section in bassist Neil O’Loghlen and drummer Sean Carpio, with standards associated with Coltrane, Evans, Davis and Hancock as a further stimulus. Ivan Paduart by Edouard JanssensTheir set is followed by The Ivan Paduart Trio who will be drawing the TrioTrioTrioPiano Festival to a close. After a start in the field of jazz-fusion, leading his own group Aftertouch in the eighties, pianist-composer Ivan Paduart sees his main activity in what can be described as modern acoustic jazz. Ivan became, in a few years, one of the west-Europe’s foremost jazzmen. With the unavoidable influences of Bill Evans, Fred Hersch and Herbie Hancock, pianist-composer Ivan Paduart has forged the individual sound and style which has earned recognition and appreciation from players like Richard Galliano, Tom Harrell, Toots Thielemans, Manu Katché, Philip Catherine, Bert Joris, Richard Bona, Claude Nougaro, Bob Malach, Peter King, Nigel Hitchcock, Tim Armacost, Sylvain Luc, Toon Roos, Rick Margitza, Deborah Brown and everyone else he has made music with over the years. He is joined in the final set of the TrioTrioTrioPiano Festival by drummer Hans van Oosterhout who performs regularly with the Ivan Paduart trio, but also with such renowned musicmakers as Richard Galliano, Philip Catherine-4, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Harmen Fraanje, Enrico Pieranunzi-3, Cor Bakker, Bert van den Brink-3, Vaya Con Dios, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Gino Vannelli and Dee Dee Bridgewater. With these groups Van Oosterhout travels all over Europe and performs in the USA, Japan, Canada, Korea and Europe.. Both critics and fellow musicians appreciate Hans for his great flexibility and ability to adapt himself to almost any musical situation. Always offering musicality and sensitivity as well as enthusiasm and an open mind to music. The trio is completed by Theo de Jong on bass guitar. De Jong is an allround bass guitar player living in both The Netherlands and Belgium. He plays the solid-body fretted and fretless bass guitar, as well as the acoustic bass guitar. He has worked with a broad range of renowned national and international artists like Toots Thielemans, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Batida, Ekseption, Ilse DeLange, Karel Boehlee, Toon Roos, Gino Vannelli, Kaz Lux, Ivan Paduart, Maurane, Kayak, Philip Catherine, Dado Moroni, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Herbolzheimer Big Band, Bobby Malach. He has taught bass guitar and ensemble at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Utrecht since 1985 and regularly travels around Europe to do workshops and masterclasses.

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