Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

John Moriarty Quartet

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

John Moriarty Guitar Leopoldo Osio Piano Gonzalo del Val Drums Dave Redmond Bass John Moriarty is one of Ireland’s foremost jazz guitarists; having performed / recorded with many greats including Ronnie Cuber, Bobby Watson, Eric Reed, Bill Carrothers… He is also world-renowned as a master luthier having redesigned the classic archtop guitar to his own specifications. Moriarty’s 2013 record release, ‘Echoes’ received great reviews internationally, and showcases his individual voice on the instrument. This evenings repertoire is drawn from carefully selected jazz standards as well as some new and original music. Accompanying tonight is the fantastic Venezuelan pianist Leopoldo Osio, along with top class rhythm section of Dave Redmond and Gonzalo Del Val. “An excellent player, dynamically varied and adventurous…” ** – Downbeat “A fluid, hard-swinging player…well-crafted and polished…quietly mesmerising…” – The Irish Times Doors 9 music 9.30-11 entry 10e

Andreas Varady Trio

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Andreas Varady is “one of the most talented people on this planet, who takes the music back to where it belongs,” says legendary music icon, Quincy Jones Andreas started his ascent to mastering jazz guitar at a very young age. Born of Hungarian Gypsy descent, Andreas was raised in a small town in Slovakia and first began to play the guitar at four years old, tutored by his father, Bandi. Andreas was taught to learn songs by ear; his first tune the “Blue Bossa” jazz standard, and from then on he has continued to pursue the world of jazz music. Andreas has idolized his guitar hero George Benson, and from his early years has often been compared to the guitar legend. Andreas began to explore sharing his talent when his family moved to Ireland in 2007. At just 9 years old, Andreas would perform for the passerby’s of Limerick and Cork Ireland, busking on the streets. People were drawn to young Varady for his talent at such a young age and his lovable performing persona. As an outgoing and determined youth, Andreas reached out to Irish drummer and producer David Lyttle who agreed to meet with him. After the introduction, Lyttle loved him and began featuring Andreas in his band. Lyttle also produced Andreas’ first album Questions in 2010. At this time, Andreas began touring and playing shows at various Jazz festivals throughout Europe. In 2011, at 13 years old, he became the youngest headlining artist at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. Andreas became featured in shows with Martin Taylor, Tommy Emmanuel, and Louis Stewart. He appeared on the front cover of Guitar Player magazine. In the summer of 2012, Andreas had the opportunity to play at the world famous International Montreux Jazz Festival where he performed in front of festival founder Claude Nobs and record producer and music legend Quincy Jones. A few months after the festival, Quincy signed Andreas to his management company. In October 2013, Andreas Varady signed a record deal with Verve Records under David Foster. He recorded his debut album in January 2014 with producer David Paich. To date, Andreas Varady has performed with a collection of world class musicians including: Frank Vignola, Andreas Oberg, Casey Benjamin, Terell Stafford, Lee Ritenour, Stochelo Rosemberg, Alfredo Rodriguez, Nikki Yanofsky, Henry Cole, Reiner Elizarde, Louis Stewart, Soweto Kinch, and many more. Andreas is a Benedetto artist and plays his own signature variation of the Bambino model guitar. D’Addario strings and Planet Waves cables also endorse Andreas. Most recently, Andreas caught the interest of Bob Zievers, George Benson’s agent, who has signed on to work with the young guitarist. Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10E

Hugh Buckley/Mino Lanzieri Quartet

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Mino Lanzieri is one of the most important and prolific guitarist of the modern italian jazz scene, with many albums as both a leader and a sideman, european tours and collaborations with some of the most important jazz names such as Jerry Bergonzi, Reuben Rogers, Gene Jackson, Ulysses Owens, Willie Jones, Jonathan Kreisberg, Antonio Faraò and many others. His last album “Endless” was among the first places in the jazz charts in several countries of the world such as France, England, Australia, Chile and awarded as one of the best record productions of 2017 in Italy on “JazzIt magazine”.

Hugh Buckley – Guitar Mino Lanzieri – Guitar Dave Redmond – Bass Dominic Mullen – Drums Doors 4 music 4.30-6.30

Melanie O’Reilly Trio with Frank Martin

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

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

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

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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