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Darren Beckett Trio f/ George Colligan

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

Darren and George will be reunited since their extensive playing and recording days in New York. Recording for the Steeplechase record label as a trio and also as the trio and with artists such as Lee Konitz and Rich Perry.

They will be playing a selection of arranged standards and Compositions from George. They will be joined by Irelands premier bass player Dave Redmond.

George Colligan is not only one of the great jazz pianists of his generation, but he has earned an international reputation as a multi-instrumentalist( drums, trumpet, organ, keyboards), composer, accompanist, teacher, and bandleader. Winner of the 2015 DownBeat magazine Critics Poll (Keyboard), he has had a long association with living jazz legend Jack DeJohnette. With over 130 albums to date as an accompanist, Colligan has worked with a long list of jazz greats, including Buster Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Don Byron, Ravi Coltrane, and many others. HIs latest album, “Nation Divided“(Whirlwind Records) is his 30th as a bandleader. Colligan, a New York resident for 15 years, now resides in Portland, Oregon where he is an Associate Professor at Portland State University.

Darren Beckett (drums) won a prestigious Bass Ireland Award as a teenager, leaving the emerald isle to study jazz in New York, where he resided for 21 years. Across his career, he has played drums everywhere from Carnegie Hall in New York to the Royal Albert Hall in London. He’s performed on over 50 albums recording with notable names like Brandon Flowers, Daniel Lanois, Madeleine Peyroux Lee Konitz and Kenny Wheeler. Over the years, Darren has worked with Lauryn Hill of The Fugees, James Hunter, jazz pianist Aaron Parks Played festivals all over the world from Austin City Limits to Montreux to NH7 in India. His current main gigs today are with Brandon Flowers (The Killers), and American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux, whom he toured with for over ten years. Darren co-wrote the lead single ‘Can’t Deny My Love’ on Brandon Flowers’ number one charting second solo album, ‘The Desired Effect’. He currently teaches drums at ACM London, and has been touring the US and Europe with Indie darlings Amen Dunes this year, also spending part of the year recording in LA, Austin and New York with various artists and film composers. Darren’s band Ambulance ltd recently reformed to play some shows. In New York. Darren was recently featured in Modern Drummer magazine ‘On The Beat’ He is endorsed by Canopus drums, Paiste cymbals, Vic Firth Drum sticks, Aquarian Drum heads, Protection Racket Drum cases, and Reflexx pads. Since moving to the UK in 2016 he’s been a regular on the London jazz scene playing Ronnie Scott’s and the 606 club, playing with Jason Rebello, Gilad Atzmon, and Alan Barnes. And active on the studio scene in London and Dublin.

Irish Bassist David Redmond is best known for his collaborations with renowned Irish and International groups, and musicians including the acclaimed American pianist Bill Carrothers as part of the Kevin Brady Trio, Larry Coryell, the UK jazz vocalist Ian Shaw. He is a member of both the Phil Ware Trio and Tommy Halferty Trio. He is also a member of Yurodny (one of Irelands leading World Music groups)

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Graham Heaney Quartet

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

Original compositions with an emphasis on improvisation along with new takes on some well known material. Luke Dunford; Piano Graham Heaney; Bass Tadhg Leahy; Guitar Matthew Jacobson; Drums Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10e

John Moriarty Quartet

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

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

The Jim Doherty/Nigel Mooney Quartet

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

Doherty has been leading trios, quartets, small groups & big bands for over 50 years. There is very little in the music scene that Jim has not tackled with his usual flair, attention to detail and humour from writing for stage, radio, TV, Movies, jingles to backing some of the most famous luminaries of the music scene worldwide. His long-term association with the great guitarist, Louis Stewart was severed last year with the untimely death of Louis. With Jim will be his remaining long-term collaborator, Dave Fleming on double bass and on drums, Dominic Mullan and Nigel Mooney joining on guitar. Jim Doherty on Grand Piano Dave Fleming on Double Bass Dominic Mullen on Drums With Nigel Monney on guitar Doors 9 music 9.30 entry 10e

Andreas Varady Trio

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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

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