Honer Heffernan Quartet

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Honor Heffernan is undoubtedly the Queen of Irish Jazz. She has been an internationally acclaimed singer and actress for over 30 years. She has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Choral Society in the Royal Albert Hall in a celebration of Beatles music and worked with the BBC Big Band and RTE Concert Orchestra. Honor has fans in every corner of Ireland who have come to know her for her superior vocal talents and wonderful stage presence. She has three solo albums to her credit. ‘Chasing the Moon’, ‘Fire and Ice’ and ‘The Other Side’, and a duo album ‘Two Heads Are Better than One’ most recently with guitarist Hugh Buckley. She has worked with the cream of Irish music artists and in recent years she has been focusing on her collaborative project “The Whistling Girl” with partner Trevor Knight. However Honor continues to perform with her jazz quartet. Performing with Honor will be Phil Ware on Keys, Damian Evans on Bass and Dominic Mullan on Drums. Doors 9 Music 9.30



A Love Supreme (SOLD OUT)

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Often proclaimed as one of the greatest jazz albums of all time, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme will be performed in full.

A Love Supreme is a four-part suite, broken up into tracks: “Acknowledgement”, “Resolution”, “Pursuance”, and “Psalm”. It is intended to be a spiritual album, broadly representative of a personal struggle for purity, and expresses the artist’s deep gratitude as he admits to his talent and instrument as being owned not by him but by a spiritual higher power. Coltrane plays exclusively tenor saxophone on all parts.

Released in January 1965 by Impulse! Records, A Love Supreme became one of the most acclaimed jazz albums of all time and has been widely regarded as Coltrane’s masterpiece. It was also quite popular for a jazz record, selling about 500,000 copies by 1970. Rolling Stone called it a “legendary album-long hymn of praise” and stated: “the indelible four-note theme of the first movement, ‘Acknowledgement,’ is the humble foundation of the suite. But Coltrane’s majestic, often violent blowing (famously described as ‘sheets of sound’) is never self-aggrandizing. Aloft with his classic quartet…, Coltrane soars with nothing but gratitude and joy. You can’t help but go with him”

Ronan Guilfoyle – bass

Michael Buckley – sax

Conor Guilfoyle – drums

Leopoldo Osio – piano

doors 8 music 8.30 Entry 

10 euro tickets  or 15euro on the door


IMC’s Signal Series MARCH: Jermyn-Carpio Duo | Tom Caraher Band

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IMC’s Signal Series: New Directions in Irish Jazz Jermyn-Carpio Duo | Tom Caraher Band

Thursday 5th March 2020 | Doors 9pm/Music 9:15pm Tickets: €10 online/€12 at the door. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/imcs-signal-series-march-jermyn-carpio-duo-tom-caraher-band-tickets-86708021025 Jermyn-Carpio Irish bassist, guitarist and composer Simon Jermyn, a staple Brooklyn NY creative music scene for the past 7 years, is in town to record a new duo record with one of Ireland’s most respected drummers, Sean Carpio. At this Signal Series set, you’ll get to hear the fruits of their labour firsthand. Featuring original music that weaves contemporary composition with extended improvisations across a panoply of instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, electronics, and vocals) from this dexterous duo. Tom Caraher Band Born in Bangkok and raised across continents from the Far East to North Carolina, Kerry-based saxophonist Tom Caraher has seen his fair share of the world. Discovering his love of saxophone in the land of Bluegrass and studying in the prestigious Berklee College of music he finally relocated back to Ireland and quickly established himself in bands including the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, the Hot House Big Band, ZASKA, The Connor McKeon Band, Aja, Phisqa and The Booka Brass Band. Here he leads his own quartet made up of some of Cork’s finest players for a contemporary jazz set steeped in groove and inflected with this saxophonist’s many travels. The Signal Series is a live monthly double-header concert series from IMC presenting the best emerging and established jazz acts from across Ireland, taking place on the first Thursday of each month in Arthur’s Blues & Jazz Club. Please Note: There is generous but not complete seating available in this venue. Seating will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. If you have particular requirements, please notify us and we will do our best to assist you.

The Donal Kirk Band

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Classic Blues, Rock & Country by Donal Kirk – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar Anto Drennan – Electric Guitar Jason Duffy – Drums Keith Duffy – Bass Paul Finley – Keyboards Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry €10

Dr. Linley Hamilton Quintet – Album Launch “For The Record”

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Launch of Dr. Linley Hamilton’s new CD feat. American stars Adam Nussbaum on Drums and Mark Egan on Bass. Over a week in May 2019, a lifetime ambition was fulfilled. Two of my all-time musical heroes, who I got to meet through Radio Interviews and the incredible Sligo Jazz Project, joined my two best friends and I in a four-gig Northern Irish tour and recording project. Camden Recording Studios in Dublin came on board, engineer Conor Brady was booked and a plan that was one year in the making came together. The band was formed… Joining me would be Adam Nussbaum drums and Mark Egan bass, both from USA, and Derek Doc O’Connor sax and Cian Boylan piano. Cian, as he did for my previous solo album with rhythm section and orchestra, ‘Making Other Arrangements’, would arrange the music to my vision and help me deliver my dream project…he didn’t let me down. The compositions are almost entirely original and were generated with the specific musicians in mind. Right from the start there was a commitment to each other and a camaraderie that I hope will continue into the future. The gigs gave us a chance to bond, a spirit that transferred over into the recording studio where we were pampered by our incredible engineer Conor Brady. It would be hard not to recognise the positivity and generosity from two of the most incredible musicians and people we have ever met…Mark Egan and Adam Nussbaum

Doors 4.30 Music 5-7

Tickets 20-30euro



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