The Léon Laisne trio is international and combines old and new jazz and groove influences. Expect be bop and neo soul. L.L on bass completed his jazz studies at Lyon’s national conservatory and has toured in France before moving to Ireland. Faolán Collins on drums is Dublin based and one of the new cats of the Irish jazz scene. Cormac Len’y on Piano brings his experience as he’s been playing in Dublin with all the best for years. Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry Free
Conor Guilfoyle Octet: Conor is one of Ireland’s foremost drummers and educators and has toured and recorded with some of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Having led various Latin jazz and salsa bands over the last 20 years this is his first time leading a jazz ensemble. The members were all handpicked by Conor and represent some of the finest young musicians on the scene today. The music is a look back to the 1950’s to a style often associated with the west coast of America known as “Cool Jazz” as well as arrangements of hardbop classics by Horace Silver, Benny Golson and Tadd Dameron. Expect tight section playing and great soloists all underpinned with a swinging rhythm section. The Conor Guilfoyle octet is: Conor Guilfoyle –Drums Bill Blackmore – Trumpet Paul Frost – Trombone Yuzaha O Halloran – Alto Peter Dobai – Tenor Kelan Walsh –Baritone Luke Howard – Piano Barry Rycraft – Bass. Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 12euro
Ronnie Greers Blues Trio play at Grainy Blues, a Blues Dance event.
Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish vocalist and composer of considerable repute. After her three latest album releases Emilia has built a well- deserved reputation as one of the most exciting vocalists on the UK Jazz scene and she was awarded ‘Vocalist of the Year-2016′ at The Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her gently expressive voice and highly personal compositions are firmly rooted within the folklore and countryside of her native southern Sweden, adding to the mystique and allure of a distinctive and truly original artist. She will perform with Luca Boscagin on guitar. “Exquisitely beautiful songs… Martensson has struck gold.” – JAZZWISE …”Martensson invest every sound with a skimming, rapturous lightness and clarity”… JF, The Guardian Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10€
Five piece classic Chicago / Texas style blues band , with a large helping of original material Tommy Grime’s … Vocals Pete Mc Gowan … Guitar Pat Courtney… Bass Fran Dowling … Drums Sean Plunkett … Harp doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 10e