David King is an independent Dublin Blues and Folk singer with two full length LP’s releases to date. 2015’s” Ruirteach Blues” which charted at #5 in the itunes blues charts and his current release “Custodian” which has received rave reviews from Blues Matters magazine. A student of the Delta and Chicago blues style’s delivered with his unique blend of Irish Soul offering up original vocal and guitar styles and creating a back beat for the stories in his songs. David performs solo and with the support of his road band known as the “Raging River Band”.
IMC’s Signal Series: New Directions in Irish Jazz
Jermyn-Carpio Duo | Tom Caraher Band
Thursday 5th March 2020 | Doors 9pm/Music 9:15pm
Tickets: €10 online/€12 at the door.
Irish bassist, guitarist and composer Simon Jermyn, a staple Brooklyn NY creative music scene for the past 7 years, is in town to record a new duo record with one of Ireland’s most respected drummers, Sean Carpio. At this Signal Series set, you’ll get to hear the fruits of their labour firsthand. Featuring original music that weaves contemporary composition with extended improvisations across a panoply of instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, electronics, and vocals) from this dexterous duo.
Tom Caraher Band
Born in Bangkok and raised across continents from the Far East to North Carolina, Kerry-based saxophonist Tom Caraher has seen his fair share of the world. Discovering his love of saxophone in the land of Bluegrass and studying in the prestigious Berklee College of music he finally relocated back to Ireland and quickly established himself in bands including the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, the Hot House Big Band, ZASKA, The Connor McKeon Band, Aja, Phisqa and The Booka Brass Band. Here he leads his own quartet made up of some of Cork’s finest players for a contemporary jazz set steeped in groove and inflected with this saxophonist’s many travels.
The Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland, taking place on the first Thursday of each month in Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club.
Please Note: There is generous but not complete seating available in this venue. Seating will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. If you have particular requirements, please notify us and we will do our best to assist you.
Nigel Mooney – Guitar/Vocals
Jim Doherty – Piano
Barry Donohue – Bass
Dominic Mullen – Drums
Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry €10
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.
Jim Doherty has been leading trios, quartets, small groups & big bands for over 50 years.
There is very little in the music scene that Jim has not tackled with his usual flair, attention to detail and humour from writing for stage, radio, TV, Movies, jingles to backing some of the most famous luminaries of the music scene worldwide.
His long-term association with the great guitarist, Louis Stewart was severed last year with the untimely death of Louis.
The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal with a penchant for harmonising and in this show, they and their band will perform a set of Boswell Sisters music. Having performed this show at the Galway Arts Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Derry Jazz Festival, and Earagail Arts Festival this ten-piece ensemble includes a brass and reed section, drums, double bass, guitar, piano and of course close three-part harmonies. Expect to hear popular songs from the 1920’s & 1930’s (Heebie Jeebies, St. Louis Blues, Mood Indigo) as well as some rarities. The Boswell Sisters were a vocal jazz trio who broke boundaries with their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation. They got the nickname ‘syncopating harmonists from New Orleans’ and made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel. They moved to New York in 1931 and made recordings for Brunswick Records with the top jazz musicians around at the time including Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Eddie Lang (guitar), Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein (trumpet), Stan King (drums).
Karen McLaughlin – vocals
Lorna McLaughlin – vocals
Joleen McLaughlin – vocals
Pater Vail – guitar
Rohan Armstrong – double bass
James Anderson – drums
Robert Goodman – trumpet
Matt Jennings – tenor sax
Donal McGuinness – trombone
Kevin Murphy – clarinet