This new configuration of five musicians focus their attention on the earthy grooves of Funky Hard-Bop and Soul Jazz. Compositions by Clifford Jordan, Keith Jarrett, Grant Green and others form the starting point for this new group arranged by guitarist Shane Latimer featuring OKO co- conspiritor Darragh William O’Ceallaigh on keyboards, Yurodny ringleader Nick Roth on saxophones and the emerging rhythm section association of Seán Maynard-Smith (Sticklepathic child) on bass and Brendan Doherty on drums. Doors 8 Music 8.30 €10
IMC’s Signal Series: New Directions in Irish Jazz BigSpoon | ÄTSCH Kicking off IMC’s Signal Series for 2020 are two bands which demonstrate the benefits of a long history of studying, playing and developing music together, resulting in their tight, dynamic and fully rounded sounds. South African saxophonist and adopted Irishman Chris Engel has cultivated a successful career in jazz and improvised music throughout Europe with his chameleon-like musical talents; adept in small and large ensembles, free improv, contemporary jazz, and latterly electronic music. Through this lens of electronic bits and bytes, BigSpoon emerge. This musical offering is a crystallization of Chris’ musical journey which brings all of his impulses and influences to bear in the company of some of Ireland’s leading improvisers and electro-sonic explorers. Representing Ireland at IMC’s 12 Points festival in 2017, BigSpoon create a sound world designed to immerse both the artist and the audience. With influences ranging from Jaga Jazzist to Weather Report, this is visceral and mesmerizing 21st century jazz with organic heart and and electronic soul. 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 soundworld 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. 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.
Doors 9pm/Music 9:15pm Tickets: €10 online/€12 at the door.
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”.
Doors 9 Musc 9.30 Entry 10e
Nigel Mooney – Guitar/Vocals Jim Doherty – Piano Barry Donohue – Bass Dominic Mullen – DrumsDoors 9 Music 9.30 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). The Band 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
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