Irish Jazz Bassist Diarmuid Lally, After his studies at Berklee College of Music and recording and playing extensively in the US, moved to Amsterdam. won the first prize 2017 International Bucharest Jazz Competition and returned this year to also get his Master’s in the Conservatorium van Amsterdam while his projects are bringing him across the world.
Canadian jazz pianist Lucas Dann recently released his first recording, “Ugly Beauty”, music of Thelonious Monk, with Finnish singer Kadi Vija. The recording, made in Amsterdam and released in March of 2017 in Helsinki at the G18 Ballroom, the recording has been followed by tours of Finland, Estonia and Japan and was met with considerable acclaim by reviewers on several continents.
“…from the very first bars it becomes clear that something astonishingly brilliant is happening here.”
-Raul da Gama, WHOLENOTE Magazine
They will be presenting their Duo project in Ireland for the first time. A mixture of new music, and their very personal take on the American Songbook.
Doors 9 music 9.30 free in!
Ben is a guitarist and vocalist, originally from New York, who has combined his influences of country, rock, jazz, blues & psychedelia into an unique melange.
The material is varied — vocal and instrumental selections – covers and original compositions – all delivered with integrity and soul.
Over the past 20 years he has created a name as one of Dublin’s most repected blues guitarists.
9.30pm & free in!
Rodrigo Almonte Trio
Presenting a new project on the Irish Jazz Scene. Combining the musicianship of these three artists and exploring a fresh approach of performing Jazz and Improvised Music.
Rodrigo Almonte is a Peruvian guitarist and composer currently based between Dublin and Groningen (The Netherlands). He has played extensively on the Peruvian and European jazz scene with several musical projects.
Almonte is currently finishing his Master Studies in Jazz Performance in the Prince Claus Conservatoire in the Netherlands.
Conor Guilfoyle – Drums
Diarmuid Lally – Electric Bass
Rodrigo Almonte – Guitar
Doors 9 music 9.30 free in!
Charlie Moon is an Irish jazz guitarist, singer and composer based in Dublin.
He is the son of jazz singer Mia Parsons and legendary blues and jazz guitarist and singer Nigel Mooney “Ireland’s King of the blues” – BBC. He was exposed to a variety of music at an early age and on the night he was born, his father played support to B.B. King in the old stadium in Dublin with his then famous ‘Gripewater Blues Band’, so Charlie’s genes were steeped in the blues and jazz traditions from day one.
In 2016 he graduated from Newpark Music School with an honours degree in Jazz Performance, graduating top of his class in ear training and transcription. Here he refined his compositional skills and in 2018, he was nominated for best original score at the Kerry Film Festival for the short film “Ask Me Now” inspired by the Thelonious Monk composition.
He has since undertaken a masters programme in jazz performance in D.I.T. under the study of legendary guitarist Mike Nielsen and has been frequenting New York to take lessons from such masters of the guitar as Adam Rogers, Nir Felder, Yotam Silberstein and Gilad Hekselman.
He has played at the prestigious Cork, Limerick and Bray jazz festivals and has featured numerous times with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, The Hot House Big Band and The Downtown Big Band both as a singer and a rhythm guitarist respectively.
Although Charlie has had no formal vocal training, during his degree he used singing as an effective method of learning and internalising a vast repertoire of jazz standards and soon began incorporating singing into his live performances. His biggest influences are Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Betty Carter and Chet Baker. He and his quintet regularly perform a tribute gig to the latter.
Named “Rising Star” of jazz by The Irish Times in 2018, Charlie adding to his reputation on guitar has established himself as one of the most exciting male jazz singers to emerge this decade. He is increasingly in demand as both a leader and as a side man, on stage and in studio, regularly playing with a host of the top jazz musicians across the country.
Doors 9 music 9.30 entry free!