Emergency Measures Trio

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Arthur's Blues & Jazz Club's photo.
Todd Hildreth piano Lance Oliphant guitar Antonia Boyles vocals.
Todd Hildreth enrolled in Bellarmine University in 1985 with the intention of becoming an English teacher. He quickly switched to music, and upon graduation became one of the most sought-after musicians in the region. he has played at Lollapalooza, New York city’s Knitting Factory and the Blue Note. he has worked with artists as diverse as Aretha Franklin, Joan Rivers and Bob from Sesame Street. In addition to teaching at Bellarmine University, he is on the faculty of the esteemed Jamey Aebersold summer jazz workshops, and is also involved in several creative ensembles, including the Java Men, squeeze-bot and the Todd Hildreth trio. His collaborators are Antonia Boyles, a Vocal music performance major at Bellarmine University, whose strong soprano voice is versatile enough to sing everything from opera to pop, and Lance Oliphant, who is both a fine guitarist and singer in choirs, covering bass or tenor as he is needed. 8pm Free Entry!!

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.


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