Nigel Clark – Guitar Dave Redmond – Bass Darren Beckett – Drums
Doors 8 Music 8.30 Entry €10
Nigel Clark is one of the UK’s top acoustic guitarists. He was the guitarist and arranger with eighties’ chart band Hue & Cry before going on to an illustrious career playing, recording – and touring the world. He has worked with such supreme talents as Moya Brennan of Clannad, soul music superstar Gloria Gaynor, jazz diva Carol Kidd, the giants of European jazz guitar; Jan Akkerman and Philip Catherine and American jazz icons Steve Swallow and Carla Bley. He has also worked with multi award winning cinema composers Craig Armstrong and Brian Byrne. Born in Scotland, Nigel began his professional career at the age of eighteen in London. He now lives in Dublin Ireland.
Bassist Barry Donohue leads ‘Plaza Real’, a band dedicated to playing the music of 70/80’s jazz fusion group Weather Report.“Donohue’s father gave him a copy of Weather Report’s masterpiece Heavy Weather when he was thirteen and thus another young life was diverted from the path of ordinary music. Now one of the most respected young jazz musicians on the Dublin scene, Donohue may not be the only bassist to be captivated by the sound of the great Jaco Patorious, or the era-defining music of Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter, but his talent-rich Plaza Real band – with saxophonist Chris Engel, keyboardist Darragh O’Kelly, percussionist Eamonn Cagney, and drummer Shane O’Donovan – is one of the gutsiest and most authentic homages to Weather Report you’re ever likely to hear on a Dublin stage.” ~ Cormac Larkin, The Irish Times
Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10€
Meliana Gillard – Tenor Sax Dave Redmond – Double Bass Kevin Brady – Drums with Scott Flanigan – PianoOhio raised saxophonist and composer Meilana Gillard emerged as a rising star on the New York scene whilst studying at the New School in the early 2000s.She has worked with U.S. icons Christian McBride, Charli Persip and Greg Osby, who released her debut album Day One on his Inner Circle Music label in 2009, as well as Debbie Reynolds, Glenn Campbell and the New York all-female big band DIVA. Based near Belfast since 2012, she’s now working with One of Ireland’s critically acclaimed rhythm sections; featuring Dave Redmond on Bass & Kevin Brady on Drums. Joining them on the night is Scott Flanigan. Scott Flanigan is one of the foremost keyboard players on the Irish jazz scene. He performs regularly across the United Kingdom, Ireland, France and Germany, and has recently performed with Van Morrison, the Ulster Orchestra, Larry Coryell, Jean Toussaint, Jim Mullen and Linley Hamilton. As a leader, Scott successfully tours his own contemporary piano trio, as well as a hard-swinging organ quartet. A night of top class improvised music is to be expected. Early Arrival at Venue Recommended! Music: 9.30pm Adm: €10
Blues, Jazz, Fusion and who knows what else.. by Jimmy Smyth -guitar/vocals Jake Curran – guitar Paul Moore – bass Guy Rickarby – drums Doors 9 Music 10 Entry €10