Featuring some of Ireland’s finest professional musicians, over the years the band have accompanied many famous international jazz artists.
Led by drummer Des Hopkins, the band are Ireland’s only professional band now playing in the Traditional Dixieland style.
Doors 4.30 music 5-7
Sarah Gillespie is a critically acclaimed Anglo-American singer songwriter renowned for mixing blues, folk & jazz with her streetwise poetic lyrics. Her 4 albums received outstanding reviews from the UK press plus accolades from iconic musician Robert Wyatt. She has toured extensively for the last 10 years and has performed live on leading BBC Radio programs (Woman’s Hour, Start the Week and Loose Ends) as well as public radio in the USA reaching millions of listeners. Gillespie’s most recent album ‘Wishbones’ was launched at London’s Southbank Centre and received 5 star reviews and Album of the Year from the Arts Desk. Her debut collection of poetry and lyrics was published by Oxford’s Albion Beatnik Publishing in 2018. Tonight she will be performing with her stella band, described by Jazzwise as a crop of ‘young jazz heavies’ including Mercury Prize nominated composer
Kit Downes – piano &
James Maddren – drums
Chris Montague – guitar
Ruth Goller – bass
With the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland Arthur’s presents SEPTETO INTERNACIONAL
Septeto Internacional is a unique combo of seven musicians from Europe and Cuba.The repertoire consists entirely of original compositions in the afro-Caribbean and latin jazz styles. It is music for the ears as well as the legs, for music lovers and dancers alike, performed by three wind instrumentalists and an explosive rhythm section.
The bandleader and composer, Michael Fleiner, is always searching in his compositions for interesting ideas from different styles to develop latin jazz and afro carribean music and to give it a personal touch. In his music you can find jazz harmony as well as contemporary rhythm concepts, traditional and modern latin music, or even ideas from serial and dodecaphonic music. These very different elements are always packed in a hot and spicy latin groove.
The Septeto Internacional has already performed in Europe as well as in Cuba, where the band was invited to present its music at the international Jazz Festival “Jazz Plaza”.
From 2014 the band has a new excellent horn-section: the cuban trumpet player Juan Munguía (Irakere, Chucho Valdés, Jon Fadis, Paquito D’Rivera, Joe Henderson, etc.), the spanish alto sax player Lolo García and the swiss trombone player Bernard Bamert (Grand Mother’s Funck, Dave Regan Jazz Orchestra). In 2014 also a new CD came out with Fleiners new compositions. Don’t miss the occasion to hear and see this extraordinarily exciting band with excellent musicians coming from five different countries.
doors 9.30 music 10-12 entry 15euro
Door at 4:30pm, Tickets available online(link below) & at the door – 15 Euro.
Peter Moc Group and Lage Lund recorded their first original album “Native Son” in New York City in 2017 and this band is touring and releasing their latest original album “Full Circle” recorded in Dublin in 2018. It is story-telling, cinematic imagination, pure excitement, extraordinary connection and virtuosity what makes “Full Circle” stand out on a map of world music.
Lage Lund is one of the finest guitarists of his generation and one of the most compelling jazz artists in the world today. Lund swings with great authority, displaying a staggering harmonic sophistication and a singularly fluid voice as a soloist. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, the Juilliard School of Music in NYC and winning Thelonious Monk International jazz Competition – Lund has performed with David Sanchez, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Mark Turner, Seamus Blake.
Composer, arranger, musical director, educator and guitarist Peter Moc , bassist Andrew Csibi and drummer Kevin Brady have worked and recorded alongside Grammy winning artists such as Nir Felder, Brian Charette, Larry Coryell . This project is compositionally and instrumentally one of the most exciting, fearless and up-lifting experiences ready to be presented via live shows in Ireland, England, Czech Republic, USA and Japan.