Nigel Mooney – Guitar/Vocals Jim Doherty – Piano Barry Donohue – Bass Dominic Mullen – DrumsDoors 9 Music 9.30 Entry €10 Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland’s leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980’s, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. A self-taught musician, Mooney was influenced by the blues from an early age and his hard-bop style of guitar playing is expressive and melodic with a bluesy groove. He possesses a warm and rich tenor voice and has an almost flawless sense of pitch. Jim 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.
Archive for February, 2020
The Henry Girls are three sisters from Donegal with a penchant for harmonising and in this show, they and their band will perform a set of Boswell Sisters music. Having performed this show at the Galway Arts Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, Derry Jazz Festival, and Earagail Arts Festival this ten-piece ensemble includes a brass and reed section, drums, double bass, guitar, piano and of course close three-part harmonies. Expect to hear popular songs from the 1920’s & 1930’s (Heebie Jeebies, St. Louis Blues, Mood Indigo) as well as some rarities. The Boswell Sisters were a vocal jazz trio who broke boundaries with their intricate harmonies and rhythmic experimentation. They got the nickname ‘syncopating harmonists from New Orleans’ and made music that was steeped in jazz, blues, dixieland, ragtime and gospel. They moved to New York in 1931 and made recordings for Brunswick Records with the top jazz musicians around at the time including Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Eddie Lang (guitar), Bunny Berrigan, Manny Klein (trumpet), Stan King (drums). The Band Karen McLaughlin – vocals Lorna McLaughlin – vocals Joleen McLaughlin – vocals Pater Vail – guitar Rohan Armstrong – double bass James Anderson – drums Robert Goodman – trumpet Matt Jennings – tenor sax Donal McGuinness – trombone Kevin Murphy – clarinet
Doors 4 Music 4.30 SOLD OUT!
The Tadhg Leahy Quartet are a guitar quartet playing original instrumental music which features a heavy emphasis on improvisation. This music equally takes influence from modern jazz and rock, moving from heavy groove based tunes influenced by “Wayne Krantz” to more contemporary jazz compositions taking influence from “Julian Lage” and “Bill Frisell”. Featuring: Graham Heaney – Electric Bass. David Dockery – Drums. Luke Dunford – Keys. Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry €10
Charlie Moon is an Irish jazz guitarist, singer and composer based in Dublin. He and his band play a special tribute to Chet Baker on Valentines night Charlie Moon – vocals/guitar Bill Blackmore – trumpet Darragh Hennessy – piano Barry Donohue – bass Dominic Mullan – drums Doors 9 Music 9.30 Tickets €10 https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/charlie-sings-chet-valentines-night-tickets-90660456867
He is the son of jazz singer Mia Parsons and legendary blues and jazz guitarist and singer Nigel Mooney “Ireland’s King of the blues” – BBC. He was exposed to a variety of music at an early age and on the night he was born, his father played support to B.B. King in the old stadium in Dublin with his then famous ‘Gripewater Blues Band’, so Charlie’s genes were steeped in the blues and jazz traditions from day one. In 2016 he graduated from Newpark Music School with an honours degree in Jazz Performance, graduating top of his class in ear training and transcription. Here he refined his compositional skills and in 2018, he was nominated for best original score at the Kerry Film Festival for the short film “Ask Me Now” inspired by the Thelonious Monk composition. He has since undertaken a masters programme in jazz performance in D.I.T. under the study of legendary guitarist Mike Nielsen and has been frequenting New York to take lessons from such masters of the guitar as Adam Rogers, Nir Felder, Yotam Silberstein and Gilad Hekselman. He has played at the prestigious Cork, Limerick and Bray jazz festivals and has featured numerous times with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, The Hot House Big Band and The Downtown Big Band both as a singer and a rhythm guitarist respectively. Although Charlie has had no formal vocal training, during his degree he used singing as an effective method of learning and internalising a vast repertoire of jazz standards and soon began incorporating singing into his live performances. His biggest influences are Joe Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, Betty Carter and Chet Baker. He and his quintet regularly perform a tribute gig to the latter. Named “Rising Star” of jazz by The Irish Times in 2018, Charlie adding to his reputation on guitar has established himself as one of the most exciting male jazz singers to emerge this decade. He is increasingly in demand as both a leader and as a side man, on stage and in studio, regularly playing with a host of the top jazz musicians across the country
Those Responsible Blues Band play for Grainy Blues,
a blues dancing event run by Downtown Blues
8:30pm – doors open 8:45pm – taster class (30min) 9:15pm – Those Responsible €10 at the door