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Since launching their self-titled E.P at Bray Jazz Festival 2016, Umbra have gone from strength to strength touring around the country as well as playing in the U.K, France, Belgium and Holland.

‘Arguably one of the most exciting jazz ensembles in Europe’ ‘A vibrant set of original tunes… thrilling back-and-forth between the two saxophonists—but even in the midst of the most exuberant solos a pronounced sense of collective groove held sway.’ – All About Jazz

Umbra is one of the most exciting and innovative bands in the Irish Jazz scene. Comprised of some of the most promising musicians in Dublin, Umbra’s modus operandi is high energy, thought provoking performance with an emphasis on intricate compositions.

Led by guitarist and composer Chris Guilfoyle, Umbra is his vehicle to showcase his unique take on contemporary jazz. The music is a blend of harmonic and melodic sophistication reminiscent of artists like John Hollenbeck and Jim Mcneely, cyclical grooves evoking comparisons with IDM and math metal, all played with the energy of a punk rock band.

Each members individual strengths are showcased in the compositions while at the same time blending masterfully into a cohesive and recognisable group sound. Drummer Matt Jacobson and bassist Barry Donohue lay down wonderfully elastic grooves, while the contrasting horns of soprano Chris Engel and tenor Sam Comerford make the most of the explosive front line in the company of Chris Guilfoyle’s intricate guitar playing.

Doors 9 music 9.30-11 entry 10e

Lovely Day- The Bill Withers Experience

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Performing music from the Bill Withers back catalogue come join singer/songwriter Jesse John Heffernan and The Grandmas Hands Band for an evening of great live music.

doors 9.30 music 10-12

tickets through the below link…

The Richie Buckley Quintet

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Richie Buckley sax John Moriarty guitar Myles Drennan piano Dave Redmond bass Kevin Brady drums With his unique style and virtuoso technique, Richie Buckley, a self-taught saxophone player, is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading jazz performers. He has been described as “extraordinary” (Irish Times, 2001), “something of a genius… a world reputation amongst saxophonists” (Irish Times, 1999) and a musician whose “playing manages to be simultaneously passionate and gentle, romantic and elegiac.” (Sunday Independent, 2001) Musicians with whom he has collaborated include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McKenna, Harry Allen, Lew Soloff, Guy Barker, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks, Carlos Santana, Barry Manilow, and Elvis Costello. Recording credits include Van Morrison, James Williams, Barry Manilow, Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Elmer Bernstein. He has also recorded and performed with major Irish artists including The Cranberries, Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sinead O’Connor, Paul Brady and Bill Whelan. His critically acclaimed album ‘Your Love is Here’, featuring his own compositions and guest artists Lew Soloff and the Robin Aspland Trio, was recorded in September 2000. Richie has scored three documentary films – ‘Luke’ (Luke Kelly, directed by Sinead O’Brien), ‘Friel’, ‘Lee Marvin’ (directed by John Boorman) and the film ‘The General’ (directed by John Boorman). Most recently Richie scored the soundtrack to W.C and his track, ‘Just Another Waltz’ has featured in Maurice Linnane’s first feature ‘A Kiss For Jed’.
doors 9pm music 9.30-11.30 entry 10euro

Kate Bush Music – Cathy And The Cliffs

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An icon, a powerhouse, the original mother of all invention — Kate Bush changed the musical landscape for generations. Following a sell out show in at The Pheasantry, Chelsea, London West End performer Clodagh Long, award winning musical director Jordan Clarke and a suite of guest musicians will present an intimate retelling of her ground-breaking career, from Wuthering Heights and This Woman’s Work through to her awe-inspiring comeback on Aerial. In Kate Bush’s sixtieth year, join us for an evening honouring the legacy of one of the most influential musicians of all time.

There can only be one Kate Bush. Clodagh grew up on Bush’s work and is excited to interpret her unique storytelling of many characters. Directed by Jordan Clarke we’ll tribute her cutting edge, magical music.

Originally from Dublin, Clodagh was the awarded The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship for her training at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for her MA in Musical Theatre. She has recently returned to London following a sell out production of Jekyll And Hyde (The English Theatre, Frankfurt) where she played the leading female role of Lucy Harris. Featured on various vocal recordings, and a soloist on international concerts and tours, she has been proud to perform for Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Paul McCartney, Elaine Paige, Barbara Windsor and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. Other credits include; The Commitments (The Palace Theatre, original west end cast,) Rebel Song (The Other Palace, West End); The Sound of Music (Popular Productions Doha, Qatar) Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs (Princes Hall, Aldershot) Principal singer with Inis Ealga Irish Tour (Sibenik, Croatia), 1st Prize and guest soloist at The International Nile Song Festival (Cairo, Egypt) guest soloist at Masetro and Elizabeth 100thcelebration for children of the street in need, (Istanbul, Turkey)

Jordan trained in composition at the Royal Academy of Music, where he also studied orchestration, arranging and accompaniment. He has worked internationally as a freelance musical director, composer and accompanist and performs with several leading improv-theatre companies and a variety of commissions for original music in many different styles. Jordan is also a prolific song-writer. Some Credits include: Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Mischief Movie Night, The Improvised Movie (UK tour) Assassins (Pleasance Theatre) Shitfaced Showtime- The Pirate of Penzance, The Goodbye Girl

Doors 8 Music 8.30 10e online tickets or 12e in the door

Peter Moc Group w/ Brian Charette(US)

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eter Moc Group feat. Jazz organist/pianist Brian Charette from New York City, play both wild and melancholic repertoire from their upcoming original album “NO ZONE” (2019) influenced by Jimmy Smith , Tony Williams Lifetime Group, The Eleventh House, Chick Corea and other acts from jazz, rock, gospel and folk world of music. Charette is a Grammy nominated and Hammond-endorsed artist, who was the winner of the 2014 Downbeat Critic’s Poll Rising Star organ award. He plays alongside George Coleman, Ben Monder, Oz Noy, Dave Weckl and many more. 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, Lage Lund, Larry Coryell . Peter Moc Group with Brian Charette always delivers exciting and energetic performance and is establishing its own identity among most hard-working European acts. doors 3.30 music 4~6


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