‘Person I Knew’ Album Launch

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 Aleka Potinga returns to Arthur’s to release her debut album with a star-studded lineup featuring one of Europe’s greatest jazz drummers, Eric Ineke. ‘Person I Knew’ is Aleka’s follow up release to her critically acclaimed self-titled EP, Aleka. While the Aleka EP focused on mostly original material, Person I Knew is a collection of some of her favorite tunes from the great American songbook as well as compositions by jazz visionaries such as Wayne Shorter and Bill Evans.

Aleka – Voice / Eric Ineke – Drums / Chris Guilfoyle – Guitar / Ronan Guilfoyle – Bass

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Rory Gallagher Tribute w/ Dom Martin & The Furious Thirst

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BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2 play-listed and BBC Radio 2 Blues Show live session artist Dom Martin (28) is from Belfast. Primarily a solo singer songwriter heavily influenced by the Blues genre, he occasionally joins forces with his two Belfast friends to form The Furious Thirst (Phil Smyth on bass and Matt Hewer on drums). Heavily influenced by Rory Gallagher in particular, Dom and the band punch out an array of Gallagher, Hendrix and a few Dom Martin originals to delight any crowd they play to. Dom has played solo the last few years in the square in Ballyshannon at the International Rory Fest and always draws a huge appreciative crowd. On March 1st and going into Rory’s Birthday on the 2nd at Arthur’s Dublin, when you see him, hear the voice and the intricate guitar work you’ll think Rory is in the room. He may well be looking down in delight as the Celtic Blues tradition is carried on in style. Doors 9.30 Music 10 Entry 10e

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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Melanie O’Reilly Trio with Frank Martin

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Melanie O’Reilly and Frank Martin have become known as one of the most formidable vocal /piano duos in the Bay Area ,California & the West coast of USA and together the they will perform their unique, exciting, exhilarating sound fusing two great traditions – Jazz and Celtic. Their repertoire will include original compositions – inspired by Irish literature such as James Joyce’s works, contemporary Irish poetry by Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill , Sean O Riordain and stories of Ireland, – as well as the duo’s unique take on jazz standards. Having represented Ireland at the International European Jazz Festival at Schoenberg Hall in Los Angeles, Melanie and Frank are delighted to be bringing their special magic to Dublin, especially as Frank travels en route from his weekend at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club! They will be joined by Dublin’s own Cormac O’Brien on Bass Myles Drennan on drums

. ““Melanie swings and shimmers with a Gaelic edge….A thoroughly modern take on the jazz tradition…. utterly transformative”. Ken Kubernik : Record Producer/Journalist Music Connection.

“Timeless & thoroughly modern,… songbird Melanie O’Reilly showcases Gaelic as an exciting jazz medium along with innovative flights into French and American jazz standards. Her voice soars to dynamic heights, drifts into sultriness and fuses with Frank Martin’s masterful piano. Gianna Ranuzzi, Artistic Director /Berkeley World Music Festival

“The most exciting of the tracks (from Melanie’s album “Ceol Ceantair” ) are “I Lose my Breath” and “I Am”, both written by Melanie with Frank Martin and taken from their Joyce and Jazz Suite.” Grainne Farren/Sunday Independent

Melanie, from Ireland, is an international figure in the world of Celtic music and jazz, having performed in venues including Lincoln Center, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Schoenberg Hall LA, the Cork Jazz Festival. and the World Music Festival “d’Ici et D’Ailleurs” in France. Her unique style fuses traditional Celtic melodies, American jazz, and Latin music. Her original compositions are created through the inspiration of literary figures, such as James Joyce, and lyrics based on contemporary Irish poems. She is also the creator, host and co-producer of the award-winning series “Jazz on the Bay”, broadcast on RTE Radio 1.

Frank Martin is highly renowned and one of the most exciting pianist/arrangers in the Bay Area with a formidable roster of performances and recordings with musicians in the jazz and pop worlds, including Sting, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Narada Michael Waldon, Turtle Island String Quartet, Stevie Wonder, and the world-class Brazilian band of Jose Neto.

Both Melanie and Frank are renowned music educators.

http://melanieoreilly.com      http://frankmartinproductions.com

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Scott Flanigan/Ant Law Quartet

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Two of the UK and Ireland’s most exciting young improvisers join forces to create a new quartet, exploring innovative takes on traditional repertoire and fresh new compositions. Joined by prolific Irish musicians Dave Redmond on bass and Kevin Brady on drums, pianist Flanigan and guitarist Law are delighted to bring this new ensemble to Ireland. Both Flanigan and Law have composed new music for this new quartet, showcasing not only their abilities as inventive composers, but also their understanding of the jazz traditions and their place in contemporary performance. Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene. He performs regularly across the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany, and has recently performed with Van Morrison, the Ulster Orchestra, Larry Coryell, Jean Toussaint, Jim Mullen and Linley Hamilton. As a leader, Scott successfully tours his own contemporary piano trio, as well as a hard-swinging organ quartet. Described as “An innovator” and “A gamechanger” by The Guardian, British guitarist Ant lives in London and leads his owns group. His debut “Entanglement” was released in 2013 to great acclaim, followed by “Zero Sum World” in 2015. They have toured extensively and the third album “Life I Know” was released in November 2018 on Edition Records. Ant plays in Tim Garland’s band with Jason Rebello & Asaf Sirkis, featuring on “Songs To The North Sky”, “Return To The Fire” and “ONE” which was shortlisted for a Grammy and won the Jazzwise Best Album award. He is a member of Trio HLK who record/tour with Dame Evelyn Glennie. He has also worked with Gwilym Simcock, Cory Henry, Thomas Gould and is frequently featured in “Total Guitar” and “Guitar Techniques” magazines, most recently as an “Astounding Virtuoso” (August 2018). Doors 8 Music 8.30 Entry 10e

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