Archive for October, 2019

Jimmy Smyth Band F/ Sophie Rischar

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

Jimmy Smyth Guitars/Vocals Sophie Rishcar Guest Vocals Adam Taylor Bass Paul Finlay Keys Jason Duffy Kit Jimmy Smyth makes his debut at Arthur’s on October 13th. Jimmy has played with every Irish artist worth mentioning and has fronted his own bands: ‘The Cry’ in the US, and the Legendary ‘The Bogey Boys’ back in the day. The Grammy Nominated guitarist is no stranger to Rock, Jazz and Blues fans in Dublin, having been a regular in the late, lamented JJ Smyths until it’s sad demise. Jimmy has been busy producing new artists like Clare SANDS and Karrie O’Sullivan as well as working on his own new music for release in early 2020. His guest vocalist is the Irish Italian Blues/Rock sensation Sophie Rishcar, who is currently living in Vancouver, where she is working on her own latest album. Expect an evening of Tour De Force guitaring on Rock and Blues Classics from Jimmy. Doors 4.30 Music 5-7 Entry 10€

The Bal-Musette Trio

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Together again for “round 2” after their successful sold out show in the National Gallery Last year, which was a response to the Roderic O’Conor Exhibition. Tasked with weaving a story through the music that influenced Django Reinhardt and Edith Piaf amongst others, they will be doing this again and more .A night of musette and Swing and some other surprises with a possible guest or two!

Martin Tourish Originally from Co. Donegal, Martin Tourish is an accordionist, composer and producer, now based in Dublin. In 2014, Martin was awarded a PhD for his research into style in Irish traditional music. Shortly after, he became a member of the band Altan, with whom he performs internationally. The same year also saw the release of his critically acclaimed solo album Under A Red Sky Night. He has recorded film music for the Naxos label with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, played venues such as the Royal Albert Hall with The Chieftains, and the Grand Ole Opry with Altan and Ricky Skaggs. David Redmond Irish bassist David Redmond is best known for his collaborations with renowned Irish and International groups, and musicians including Van Morrison, Luka Bloom, the acclaimed American pianist Bill Carrothers, Larry Coryell, and the UK leading jazz vocalist, Ian Shaw. He attended The Newpark Music Centre, Dublin where he focused on double bass receiving the ‘Associate in Jazz Double Bass Performance. He is also a member of Yurodny (one of Ireland’s leading world music groups) and performs annually at national and international jazz festivals. Stephen Daly Stephen Daly’s musical interests vary from traditional to Balkan to jazz and swing. Entirely self-taught, he plays guitar, banjo and violin and has worked with Irish acts and artists such as Betty Swing Machine, Wally Page and Jerry Fish. He toured Ireland and the UK extensively as a member of the instrumental ensemble the North Strand Kontra Band, and has supported groups such as the Buena Vista Social Club, Mahala Rai Banda, The Hot 8 Brass Band, Kíla and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. A regular on the gypsy jazz scene and festival circuit, he currently fronts the Dublin Based outfit, the Tolka Hot Club. Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10€

Parchman Farm Blues Band

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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

The Gilad Hekselman Trio

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Gilad Hekselman has been developing a reputation as one of the most promising guitarists in New York since his arrival in 2004. After only a few years this native Israeli has shared the stage with some of the greatest artists in the New York City jazz scene including Chris Potter, Eric Harland, Mark Turner, Anat Cohen, Ari Hoenig, Esperanza Spalding, Christian McBride, Jeff Ballard, Ben Wendel, Gretchen Parlato, Avishai Cohen, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Tigran Hamasyan, Aaron Parks, Becca Stevens, John Scofield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Danilo Perez & Peter Bernstein among many others. Ask For Chaos, Gilad’s next album, is scheduled to be released on Sep 7th, 2018 on his new label, Hexophonic Music, in collaboration with Motema Music label. It features both his new working bands: The first is ZuperOctave (feat. Aaron Parks on piano and keys and Kush Abadey on drums). This bass-less band is exploring electronics with the goal of still keeping the music organic and flexible. The other is the gHex Trio (feat. Rick Rosato on bass & Jonathan Pinson on drums), continuing the classic guitar trio sound that Gilad has become known for, but also bringing something fresh to the music. Gilad has played all major jazz clubs in New York City including the Blue Note, The Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club and Smalls. He is constantly touring world-wide and has played most noteworthy jazz festivals including Montreux (Sui), North Sea (Ned), Montreal (Can) & San Francisco (USA). In 2017, Gilad was placed 1st in the Rising Star category of Downbeat Magazine. That same year, he won the 7 VIrtual Jazz Club international competition 2017. Gilad is also the winner of the 2005 Gibson Montreux International Guitar Competition, which led to a sting of performances including playing an opening set with his trio for guitar legend Paco de Lucia at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2006. In 2018 Gilad was asked by guitar legend Pat Metheny to perform at his NEA Award ceremony at Kennedy Center, alongside some of Metheny’s favorite young guitar players. In 2006 Gilad released his debut album SplitLife (Smalls Records) recorded with bassist Joe Martin and drummer Ari Hoenig. It received rave reviews from the press as did his second album, Words Unspoken (LateSet Records), recorded and released in 2008 with Joe Martin, drummer Marcus Gilmore and tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm. In 2009, Gilad recorded three tracks for Walt Disney Records, one of which was included in the record Everybody Wants To Be a Cat (2011). The album features versions to Disney songs played by a top-shelf lineup of musicians including Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Esperanza Spalding, Diane Reeves, Roy Hargrove, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Bad Plus and many other jazz legends. In the spring of 2010 Gilad recorded his third album, Hearts Wide Open, with Joe Martin on bass, Marcus Gilmore on drums and world-renowned saxophonist Mark Turner, a project that Gilad defined at the time as his “best recorded work so far”. The record received rave reviews globally and was featured in many Best-of-2011 lists such as New York Times, Amazon and iTunes. Gilad-Hekselman-(c)-Caterina-Di-Perri.jpg In April of 2013, Gilad released his fourth album, This Just In, under the JazzVillage label of Harmonia Mundi. Recorded and engineered in New York by Michael Cisneros Perez, the new album features Gilad Hekselman, Joe Martin, and Marcus Gilmore also showcases Mark Turner on three titles. Gilad’s latest record, Homes, was released in 2015 also on the JazzVillage label. It features his longstanding trio with Joe Martin and Marcus Gilmore, plus 2 tracks with the great Jeff Ballard on drums, including on KeeDee, a track that features both Ballard and Marcus playing together in the studio. Born in Israel in 1983, Gilad studied classical piano from age 6 and began studying guitar at the age of 9. From age 12 to 14 he performed regularly with the band of a weekly children’s television show. He attended the prestigious Thelma Yellin School of Arts, graduating with excellence from the jazz department at age 18. Gilad received the America – Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship for studies abroad to attend The New School in New York, where he completed his BFA in performing arts in 2008. doors 9 music 9.30

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