Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Christian McBride, Jeff Ballard, Ben Wendel, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks, Becca Stevens, John Scofield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez & Peter Bernstein among many others. Ask For Chaos, Gilad’s next album, is scheduled to be released on Sep 7th, 2018 on his new label, Hexophonic Music, in collaboration with Motema Music label. It features both his new working bands: The first is ZuperOctave (feat. Aaron Parks on piano and keys and Kush Abadey on drums). This bass-less band is exploring electronics with the goal of still keeping the music organic and flexible. The other is the gHex Trio (feat. Rick Rosato on bass & Jonathan Pinson on drums), continuing the classic guitar trio sound that Gilad has become known for, but also bringing something fresh to the music. Gilad has played all major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club and Smalls. He is constantly touring world-wide and has played most noteworthy jazz festivals including Montreux (Sui), North Sea (Ned), Montreal (Can) & San Francisco (USA). In 2017, Gilad was placed 1st in the Rising Star category of Downbeat Magazine. That same year, he won the 7 VIrtual Jazz Club international competition 2017. Gilad is also the winner of the 2005 Gibson Montreux International Guitar Competition, which led to a sting of performances including playing an opening set with his trio for guitar legend Paco de Lucia at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006. In 2018 Gilad was asked by guitar legend Pat Metheny to perform at his NEA Award ceremony at Kennedy Center, alongside some of Metheny’s favorite young guitar players. In 2006 Gilad released his debut album SplitLife (Smalls Records) recorded with bassist Joe Martin and drummer Ari Hoenig. It received rave reviews from the press as did his second album, Words Unspoken (LateSet Records), recorded and released in 2008 with Joe Martin, drummer Marcus Gilmore and tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm. In 2009, Gilad recorded three tracks for Walt Disney Records, one of which was included in the record Everybody Wants To Be a Cat (2011). The album features versions to Disney songs played by a top-shelf lineup of musicians including Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Esperanza Spalding, Diane Reeves, Roy Hargrove, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Bad Plus and many other jazz legends. In the spring of 2010 Gilad recorded his third album, Hearts Wide Open, with Joe Martin on bass, Marcus Gilmore on drums and world-renowned saxophonist Mark Turner, a project that Gilad defined at the time as his “best recorded work so far”. The record received rave reviews globally and was featured in many Best-of-2011 lists such as New York Times, Amazon and iTunes. Gilad-Hekselman-(c)-Caterina-Di-Perri.jpg In April of 2013, Gilad released his fourth album, This Just In, under the JazzVillage label of Harmonia Mundi. Recorded and engineered in New York by Michael Cisneros Perez, the new album features Gilad Hekselman, Joe Martin, and Marcus Gilmore also showcases Mark Turner on three titles. Gilad’s latest record, Homes, was released in 2015 also on the JazzVillage label. It features his longstanding trio with Joe Martin and Marcus Gilmore, plus 2 tracks with the great Jeff Ballard on drums, including on KeeDee, a track that features both Ballard and Marcus playing together in the studio. Born in Israel in 1983, Gilad studied classical piano from age 6 and began studying guitar at the age of 9. From age 12 to 14 he performed regularly with the band of a weekly children’s television show. He attended the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of Arts, graduating with excellence from the jazz department at age 18. Gilad received the America – Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for studies abroad to attend The New School in New York, where he completed his BFA in performing arts in 2008. doors 9 music 9.30
Led by Irish-based German guitarist, Matthias Winkler, ÄTSCH fuse contemporary jazz improvisation with the sound aesthetics of modern-day post-rock. ÄTSCH create a sound rich in lyrical melodies with ample space for each of the soloists to shine. Taking their cues in equal measure from post-rock giants like “Sigur Rós” or “Explosions in the Sky” as well as contemporary Jazz artists such as “Gilad Hekselman” or “Julian Lage”. ÄTSCH have certainly got the attention of the European Jazz Scene, being the ﬁrst Irish artists to perform in Jazzahead’s Club night series which runs concurrent to the main showcases in Germany. This is promising music that mixes jazz improv with a post-rock sensibility.Guitarist Winkler is joined by drummer Hugh Denman, bassist Eoin O ’Hallaran and pianist Graeme Bourke. doors 9 music 9.30 10euro
Critically acclaimed Clement Regerts Wild Card is a melting-pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms, Hard-bop and grooves with latin band jazz attitude. Wild Card is an London based organ trio made of Sophie Alloway on drums, Australian Hammond organist Andrew Noble and French Guitarist Clement Regert. They have residencies at club such as world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club and the 606 club. Wild Card has headlined in 2019 alone the Ealing Jazz Festival, The See More Jazz Festival (Germany) and isbplaying again at the London jazz Festival. You can expect to hear their famous mix of Afro-jazz, Hard-bop, Sambaband raw funk numbers. Special guest: US vocalist Corina Kwami will join them for a few songs. Doors 9pm Music 10-12
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Carlos Ligero Quartet is a jazz band that combines delicate environments and highly creative improvisations, ranging from almost all genres in Jazz. The elements of Post-bop, Latin, African and contemporary Jazz rhythms are channeled through original compositions and the reworking of traditional standards, which serve as a vehicle for high energy interaction. The music of this original jazz band is reflective and inventive, but also full of character, which reflects the different backgrounds and imagination of musicians. This multicultural band is formed by Carlos Ligero (Cadiz, Spain) on Alto Saxophone, John Moriarty (Ireland) Guitar, Scott Flanigan (N. Ireland) Organ and Cote Calmet (Peru) on drums. Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10euro
For IMC’s first edition of the Signal Series at Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club, the role of the piano comes into focus, with two different variations on the piano trio from some of Ireland’s most respected improvising musicians. F-JoB are familiar performers on the jazz scene by night, custodians of the future at DCU’s jazz programme by day, now taking a line-up of piano, drums and bass into new arenas, influenced by their backgrounds in highly creative styles. Also featuring are the Joe O’Callaghan Trio, three acclaimed performers and educators on the improvising scene, bringing together influences from rock, classical and jazz, with dynamic expression at the fore.
As individual artists, the three members of F-JoB have been at the forefront of several of the most artistically and commercially successful projects in creative Irish music over the last fifteen years. Pianist Greg Felton has played in groups lead by Ireland’s most renowned jazz musicians Louis Stewart and Ronan Guilfoyle and was commissioned to write and perform a large-scale piece for the RTÉ Living Music Festival in 2007. Bassist Cormac O’Brien is one of the most in-demand bass players in Ireland, holding the bass chair with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra as well as leading his own groups, and has worked with Louis Stewart, Bobby Watson, Ernie Watts, and Cleveland Watkiss. Drummer Matthew Jacobson is highly active on both the Irish and European creative music scenes, performing and composing leading ensembles including Aerie, Insufficient Funs, Umbra, Ensemble Ériu and ReDiviDeR. For the past year, the three have been developing their own sound as a piano trio. With influences from South Indian Carnatic music; they all have a deep interest in the traditions of jazz but are equally adept at interpreting challenging contemporary material; and all have an open-minded, inclusive vision of the music they perform. “One of the freshest voices in Irish jazz and a must-hear for anyone who wants to know where the piano trio is headed in the 21st century.” [Irish Times]
The Joe O’Callaghan Trio are amongst three of Ireland’s leading musicians in the field of contemporary improvised music. Limerick’s Joe O’Callaghanis a genuine force in Irish jazz guitar, with extended tasteful lines, contemporary chord shapes and an instinct for rocking out when the need arises. Japanese-born and Irish-based pianist Izumi Kimura performs across classical, contemporary, jazz, and improvised music, with “a combination of feral creativity and technical virtuosity to the stage that belies her calm demeanour,” [Irish Times]. Bassist Derek Whyte is involved in many of the Dublin Jazz scene’s more experimental Jazz groups, including ReDiviDeR, Fuzzy Logic and The Troupe, and plays consistently with leading jazz musicians across Ireland and in the U.K. Recently coming together as a trio, they play original music with influences from jazz, classical and rock music. Having often performed together in larger groups, this is a unique opportunity to hear these three extraordinary musicians come together in a more intimate genre.
Part of our commitment to celebrating Irish-based jazz talent in 2019 and beyond, the Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland.
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