Cormac Kenevey 4tet

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Featuring Johnny Taylor (piano) Damian Evans (bass) Dominic Mullan (drums). Jazz singer Cormac Kenevey returns to Arthur’s Blues ’n’ Jazz to perform selections from his critically acclaimed albums including last year’s release; “Turning Skies.” The versatile singer performs in the tradition of swinging vocalists Jon Hendricks, Mel Torme, Mark Murphy and Kurt Elling and has had sold-out performances at the National Concert Hall with his show “The Good Life: A Tribute to Tony Bennett” “Hugely Impressive” – The Sunday Times “An authenticity that reaches beyond the usual jazz cliches” – The Irish Times Doors 9 Music 9.30 €10

Left, Right, Centre & Guests

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The best of the blues with Noel Bridgeman, Tommy Moore, Ed Deane, James Delaney, Richie Buckley and Frank Mead! Noel Bridgeman – drums and vocals, is undoubtedly one of the best drummers that Ireland has ever produced. He started playing with Skid Row: Phillip Lynott on vocals, Brush Shiels on bass, Gary Moore on guitar. Noel has played and recorded with artists such as Mary Black, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Jackson Browne, Sharon Shannon, Steve Earle, Christy Moore, Van Morrison, Mick Hanley, Donal Lunny, The Corrs, The Chieftans and Paul Brady. Apart from his ability as drummer and percussionist, Noel is a very distinctive singer. His funky, unique and very soulful interpretations of blues, rock and soul classics are a must hear for any fan of these genres. Ed Deane – guitar and vocals. Ed started playing guitar and slide guitar while still at school. Age sixteen he formed Blueshouse and played alongside visiting American blues artists such as, Champion Jack Dupree, Johnny Shines, Mississippi, Fred Mac Dowell and Juke Boy Bonner. He played with Granny’s Intentions and the Woods Band. Moving to London, he played with Bees Make Honey, recording an album with them produced by Nick Lowe. After a spell in France, he joined Frankie Miller Band, touring Europe and the US. In the eighties he wrote soundtrack music for Stormy Monday and Leaving Las Vegas. In the 90’s he recorded and toured with Chris Jagger, Nick Lowe, Bap Kennedy and Dana Gillespie. Since returning to Ireland, he has released his own album of instrumental music, Slideshow and with Left, Right and Centre has recently toured with Donovan. Tommy Moore has been playing bass and singing in bands since the 1970’s. He hails from a family of famous Irish and now internationally renowned musicians ; Butch Moore, Des Moore, (The premier session guitarist in Ireland since the 1960’s), his daughter Gwen has a Phd in Music Education, his nephew Paul Moore, bassist with Van Morrison, his grand nephew, Jake Curran, guitarist with Niall Horan. He has been involved with artists and bands such as ; The Vampires , The Strangers, Stagalee, a founder member along with Errol Walsh, Pat Farrell and Don Baker in blues outfit ‘The Business’, played bass on Paul Brady’s first electric album ”Hard Station”, and toured with Brady. Played bass on the Johnny Logan Eurovision winner ”What’s Another Year” Played bass in the original Irish production of ”Jesus Christ Superstar”. Other associations include; The Fleadh Cowboys, Mary Coughlin, Christy Moore, Bill Whelan (Riverdance), Ronnie Drew, Philip Donnelly, Scullion,( Balance and Control, Prod. John Martyn), Greg Boland, Jimmy Faulkner, Mick Pyro, Anto Drennan, Myles Drennan. He has done numerous studio and RTE sessions as a bassist and backing vocalist. While involved with all of this, he taught Bass and Aural skills in The Senior College, Ballyfermot for 25 years. He currently plays bass and is a vocalist with ”Left Right and Centre, along with Noel Bridgeman (drums) and Ed Deane (guitar), he is lead vocalist and bassist with his band ” Badge”, and is bassist and vocalist with the Steely Dan tribute band ”Aja”. Frank Mead, sax / flute / harmonica / bones player. Frank has had a successful career as a sideman, session musician and sometimes solo artist. He was a founding member of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings since its conception; working alongside such legendary names as Georgie Fame, Gary Brooker, Peter Frampton, Andy Fairweather-Lowe and Martin Taylor. Frank has worked with long-time colleague Beverley Craven since the late eighties, playing on her first and all subsequent albums. Over the years he has worked with Irish legends Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Mary Coughlan and many other international names including Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Michael McDonald, Albert King, Lowell Fulsom, BB King, Albert Collins, Squeeze, Leo Sayer, Al Green, Eric Clapton, Robin Gibb and Go West, to name but a few. He helped launch and establish former Jethro Tull guitarist, Martin Barre’s ‘New Day’ venture. Frank also tours regularly with German superstars Marius Muller Westernhagen and Peter Maffay. He recently received two platinum MTV Unplugged awards for his work with these artists. Richie Buckley – tenor sax has long been recognized on an international level as one of the finest jazz musicians of today. His performing credits include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McForKenna, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello and many more. James Delaney: Keyboards James Delaney was the keyboard player of choice for most discerning musicians and bands in the rock scene in Dublin in the seventies and eighties. Bands like Stagalee, Rob Strong & the Rockets and the Red Peters blues band were quick to snap up such a precocious and exciting young talent. His career and reputation hasn’t slowed down any since then and he remains the go-to keyboard player for individuality, creative flair, a great groove, an intimate acquaintance with a wide range of musical styles… all delivered with real panache and ‘character’. James has been described as ‘eccentric’ by some… a euphemism which covers a lot of territory! But his focus is always on the music and he generally eschews most modern distractions which aren’t strictly relevant… and which he considers a waste of time… like social media. doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 15e

Nigel Mooney’s Organ Failure

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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. Nigel Mooney – guitar, vocals Scott Flanigan – organ Dominic Mullan – drums Doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10euro

Johnny Gallagher & The Boxtie Band

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Widely Acknowledged as one of the finest guitar players touring the European circuit, Working his way through Festivals, Clubs & Venues all over the Continent. His show with the Boxtie Band is a powerful “Over-driven” Rock’n Roll show, featuring his own original material with stunning personal versions of selected classics.

Johnny’s charisma creates excitement on stage with his much sought after “larger than life” presence. He can change from full on aggressive rock to quieter moments of more tender introsprective-music, and through his set he shows his wizardry on both electric and acoustic guitars. His guitar playing covers a unique range of Rock styles and Country pickin, with which he can naturally and masterfully turn himself into a true Blues man. To top it all, Johnny possesses a truly unique and expressive voice which show cases his songs with the dynamics to swoop from a scream to a whisper. Pauric & James Gallagher are of course the twin brothers of Johnny Gallagher, they have been in the band from day one. Having toured all over Europe for years with Johnny. They are essentially the backbone of the Boxtie Band as they instinctively understand Johnny’s music and always know exactly what and where to play in complementing Johnny’s lead playing. James plays a solid consistent punchy Bass, always powerful and never too busy. Pauric switches between his unorthidox organ and boogie piano style. And Sean lays down beats with groovy rhythm’s and tie’s it all together. Pauric James Johnny and Sean have a force that doesn’t appear out of nowhere, Its like an ageing process that takes time to mature, They also visit the unknown on stage, ad-libbing, jamming, improvising. and that’s the magic at all their live shows, With James’s punchy bottom lines and Sean’s groovy swing, Pauric has the freedom to Boogie woogie and lay down his melodies, giving Johnny the scope for improvisation, To jam it out…and it also gives the audience the power to express themselves. That’s the ultimate connection, that’s what its all about. Its plain and simple Rock and Roll… www.theboxtieband.com www.johnnygallagher.com Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry 15euro

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The Greg Osby Trio

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Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups for the past 20 years. Highly regarded for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances. www.gregosby.com He plays with Tal Cohen(piano) & Barry Donohue(bass) TAL COHEN Now based in the US, Tal Cohen’s unique piano style owes its roots to the Jewish folk songs and classical music he played in his formative years growing up in Gedera, Israel. He graduated from WAAPA in 2008 and immediately began accumulating awards and prestigious performance opportunities. He was the 2015 winner of the Freedman Fellowship Award and in 2014 won the Barry Harris Piano Competition in the US. His recent album ‘Gentle Giants’ has received overwhelming attention including a 4 star review from the acclaimed Downbeat Jazz Magazine. He has become a regular performer with iconic jazz figures such as Terence Blanchard, Greg Osby and Robert Hurst and continues to tour the world performing his unique brand of improvised music. www.talcohenmusic.com/ BARRY DONOHUE Barry Donohue is a Dublin based composer and electric and double bassist, performing regularly with The Hibernian Orchestra, Umbra, Loah, Miles Graham and Plaza Real. Barry is supported by Music Network and The arts Council of Ireland Doors 4pm Music 5-7 Tickets TBC on Eventbrite soon

 

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