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The Welcome Rain

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

‘The Welcome Rain’ is a project featuring and co-led by London based musicians Tommy Emmerton on guitar, and Graeme Flowers on Trumpet. Both of which their Original compostions are inspired by Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis & Pat Metheny. This new project also features Ireland’s critically acclaimed rhythm section Dave Redmond on Bass and Kevin Brady on Drums. Trumpeter Graeme Flowers, has performed with Quincy Jones, Taylor Swift, Paul Weller, Duran Duran,Elbow,Michael Buble, The Brand New Heavies,The James Taylor Quartet, Kelly Rowland, The Script, Jamie Cullum, Jools Holland, Seal,Kelly Clarkson, Midge Ure, Jamelia,Mica Paris, Emma Bunton, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen,Manu Katche and Dominic Miller. In the studio, Graeme has recorded on the albums of Leona Lewis, Imelda May, Simply Red, Joey Negro, Moloko, Duffy, Brenda Russell, The Go Team, Katie Melua, JTQ, Mick Hucknall, Ed Motta, and Jo Hogg. Graeme has also recorded on the Jazz albums of The London Horns, Tim Rose, Clement Regert, Jacob Quistgaard and Will Todd. Also the ‘world music’ albums of Eliane Correa, Lokkhi Terra, Cubafrobeat, Saravah Soul, Justin Thurgur, Pandit Danesh, Family Atlantica, Afro Elements and Jazzinho. Graeme toured Internationally with Kyle Eastwood, Clint’s bass playing son. He has performed on, and written music for three of Clint Eastwood’s Movie soundtracks and played at all the major Jazz festivals and jazz clubs in America, Japan, Europe, Indonesia and South Africa. He recently recorded on the soundtracks for movies Early Man and Hurricane. Tommy Emmerton studied jazz at Trinity College Of Music and The Royal Academy Of Music. He is currently the guitarist for The Book Of Mormon in London’s West End, BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, Louis Dowdeswell Big Band and is professor of Harmony and Jazz guitar at The Guildhall School Of Music And Drama. Tommy has performed with artists as diverse as Al Jarreau, Eddie Henderson, Gary Bartz, Curtis Stigers and Katherine Jenkins and has recorded with Jamie Cullum and Burt Bacharach. Tommy is author of the Pretty, Mental Music blog – tommyemmerton.com The group features: Graeme Flowers – Trumpet Tommy Emmerton – Guitar Dave Redmond – Double Bass Kevin Brady – Drums Adm: €10 Doors 9pm Music: 9.30pm

Nigel Mooney & The Johnny Taylor Trio

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

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. Expect some of his original tunes with standards and a few xmas numbers,,, Nigel Mooney guitar/vocals Johnny Taylor piano Barry Dnonohue Bass Dominic Mullen Drums Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10euro

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