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!