The Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet Show 2(Afternoon)

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Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composer/performers in Jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, His style and approach has created a strong following of fans around the world. He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups as well artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg “He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation.”

Born in New York City, guitarist and composer Jonathan Kreisberg has fond memories of a childhood steeped in music. “I was lucky to grow up in a household that had a great and wide-ranging record collection,” he recalls, “including Coltrane’s My Favorite Things, John Williams playing the ‘Concierto de Aranjuez’ and Cream’s Disraeli Gears.” Jonathan started playing guitar at the age of ten after moving to Miami with his family. At 16 he was admitted to the New World School of the Arts, where his jazz studies took center stage. Intensely dedicated to the instrument, he was featured in Guitar Player and DownBeat while still in his teens. He won a scholarship to the University of Miami, where he held the guitar chair in the acclaimed Concert Jazz Band, touring Brazil and performing with Joe Henderson, Michael Brecker, and Red Rodney. Upon graduation, Jonathan began playing straight ahead jazz gigs as well as a myriad of other projects. He performed 20th century works with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas. He also recorded a C.D. and performed extensively with the progressive rock group Third Wish. He also formed the first incarnation of the Jonathan Kreisberg Trio. Based in Miami, this electric based Trio released a C.D. and completed several U.S. East Coast tours, which included opening slots for George Benson and Steve Morse. He also began giving clinics at music schools and universities. While still in his early 20’s, he returned to his birthplace in NYC with his focus on cutting edge acoustic jazz. “My Miami Trio was about coming up with new textures and being communicative while still playing intense musically. When I moved to New York I entered a more introspective phase, really getting deeper into melodies and harmonies.” This also coincided with a renewed interest in the jazz tradition. “I found that the deeper I got into the tradition the more possibilities I became aware of for the future.” Since returning to New York City, Jonathan has worked in the bands of many jazz greats including Dr. Lonnie Smith, Lee Konitz, Joe Locke, Stefano Dibatista, Ari Hoenig, Joel Frahm, Don Friedman, Greg Tardy, Donald Edwards, Jane Monheit, and Yosvany Terry. He has also led groups of various instrumentations featuring artists such as Bill Stewart, Larry Grenadier, and Scott Wendholt. Jonathan has now recorded eight CDs as a leader, including ONE, his recent all solo guitar cd, and WAVE UPON WAVE, his latest JKQ offering. On the latter he brings along alto saxophone genius Will Vinson, the incredible pianist Kevin Hays, and the young rhythm section team of Rick Rosato and Colin Stranahan and creates modern jazz that combines a respect for the tradition with instrumental virtuosity, modern soundscapes and influences from every corner of the world (and beyond). Although currently based in New York City, Jonathan can be seen on tour worldwide. Entering the major Jazz Festival circuit with their electrifying show at Jazz Baltica (the combined video footage is now at 300,000 YouTube hits and counting), JKQ has subsequently performed many of the major European and American festivals. When not on tour Jonathan can be found at his steady Wednesday trio hits at Bar Next Door in NYC, as well as at the Jazz Standard and Smalls Jazz Club. He also teaches each semester in Europe at the Jazz Department of Prince Claus Conservatoire, part of Hanze University of Applied Sciences.

Doors 4 music 4.30-6.30

Tickets 20euro on eventbrite

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Terri Gray Band

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Come in out of the cold and join us upstairs in Arthur’s for a night of old time country and Americana – songs of loss and sorrow, heartbreak and revenge. Joining Terrie and John on stage for the night will be Neil Murray (bass) and Enda Roche (drums), two stalwarts of the Dublin music scene. Raised on a steady diet of Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette and Kris Kristofferson, Terrie’s songwriting melds the heartbreaking sounds of classic country with the personal touch of stories well-lived to serve up an intimate blend of blues-hued Americana.

____________________________________________________ Support from Carla Brunell Carla Brunell is a singer-songwriter and guitarist from the town of Crumlin in Ireland’s Dublin city. Born in 1988, she began busking in Dublin city’s streets at the age of 12. It was here that Carla honed her skills as a talented vocalist and accomplished guitarist.From a young age she began to sit in as guitarist with many of Dublin’s resident blues bands; support slots with such acts as The Crooked Still Band, Alison Brown, Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze), Television and Paul Brady soon followed. Carla’s Music has been described as a blend of blues and country with elements of Americana, with influences ranging from John Martin and Sufjan Stephens, Gillian Welch and Susan Tedeschi, to Neil Young and Muddy Waters Her debut album ‘Black Love’ was released in 2014 – personal and heartfelt, it’s a rich blend of all that she loves, delivered in her own distinctive voice.

doors 8 music 8.30 5euro

Susan Tomelty Band

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Susan Tomelty, one of the finest singers to come out of Northern Ireland, hails from a well known theatrical and musical family. Her passion is for great songs, Rhythm & Blues, Country Blues, Gospel Blues, Soul and Funk. In the past, she was the support for Van Morrison, and sang for Nelson Mandela in Glasgow. Susan’s influences are stellar (we just had to list them)! They include: Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton, Albert King, KoKo Taylor, Muddy Waters, John Mayall & his Bluesbreakers, Bonnie Riatt, Ruthie Foster, Bobby Bland, Red Peters, Aretha Franklin, Susan Tedeschi, Jon Cleary and many, many more…

She plays for the blues dance night, Grainey Blues…

Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10euro

The Honer Heffernan Quartet

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Honor Heffernan is an internationally acclaimed jazz/blues singer who has been performing as both a singer and actress for over 30 years. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’ and one duo album entitled “Two heads are better than one” with guitarist Hugh Buckley. On this night she is joined by three of Ireland’s leading musicians Phil Ware on Piano, Damian Evans on Double Bass and Kevin Brady on Drums. A night of music not to be missed!!!! Singer/Actress Honor Heffernan began her career in 1971. Over the years she’s sung pop, folk, rock, blues and jazz, but has concentrated on jazz since the 80s. As an actress she is best known for her roles in Neil Jordan’s ‘Angel’ and the RTE soap opera ‘Fair City’. Her jazz career took off in the early 80s when she began singing regularly in Dublin with the jazz pianist Jim Doherty and collaborated with Noel Kelehan. She has released three solo albums- ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’. Her second album ‘Chasing The Moon’ [1991] was recorded with Kelehan and featured Peter Ainscough, Richie Buckley, Mike Nolan and Martin Curry. She became a regular attraction at the annual Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. She worked in Norway with the Knut Mikalsen Trio and the Sandvika Big Band conducted by trombonist/ arranger Rob McConnell. She also sang with the BBC Big Band, recording two concerts for radio with them

Honer Heffernan/vocals
Phil Ware/piano
Damian Evans/bass
Kevin Brady/drums

Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10e

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