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. He plays tribute to Grant Green on the anniversary of his death (June 6, 1935 – January 31, 1979) an American jazz guitarist and composer. Recording prolifically and mainly for Blue Note Records as both leader and sideman, Green performed in the hard bop, soul jazz, bebop, and Latin-tinged idioms throughout his career. Critics Michael Erlewine and Ron Wynn write, “A severely underrated player during his lifetime, Grant Green is one of the great unsung heroes of jazz guitar … Green’s playing is immediately recognizable – perhaps more than any other guitarist.”[2] Critic Dave Hunter described his sound as “lithe, loose, slightly bluesy and righteously groovy”.[3] He often performed in an organ trio, a small group with an organ and drummer

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Square Pegs

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Chicago Blues, 50′s R&B, New Orleans Blues. Colm Quearney guitar/vocals Graham Hopkins drums Conor Brady guitar Naomi MacLeod bass Cian Boylan keys Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry €10

The Dirty Jazz CLub

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Conor Murray – Drums Derek Whyte – Bass Colm O’ Hara – Trombone Bill Blackmore – Trumpet Darragh O’ Kelly – Keyboards Cathal Roche – Alto Sax

The Dirty Jazz club have been a massive part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes

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Geraldine Laurent & The Tommy Halferty Organ Trio

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Leading guitarist Tommy Halferty starts 2019 with a performance  with his Hammond Organ Trio featuring Scott Flanigan & Kevin Brady. Joining the trio on the night will be leading French Jazz Star Geraldine Laurent on Alto Saxophone.

Halferty has long established himself as One of The leading exponent’s of Jazz Guitar playing from this country and has been for many years. He has performed & recorded for over 35 years with many of the World’s stalwarts of the Improvisational & jazz music scene. Laurent studied classical piano at the Niort conservatoire before changing to alto saxophone at the age of 12. She has been a member of the Christophe Joneau quartet. In parallel with her main trio with Yoni Zelnik and Laurent Bataille, she also had a trio with Hélène Labarrière et Éric Groleau, concentrating more on free improvisation. She cites John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy among her influences. A night of hard swinging music not to be missed!!! Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10euro

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