John Donegan – piano
John Daly – drums
Dan Bodwell – bass
With guest Ray Preston – harmonica
John Donegan, UK based and originally from Cork, is a modern jazz pianist and composer. His music has been featured on the BBC, Jazz FM, RTE and independent radio stations in UK and Ireland.
He has worked with a variety of UK, Irish and International artists, including Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Barney Kessel and Greg Abate.
John’s major influences have been the likes of Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly, Bud Powell and Keith Jarrett.
He has also performed in France, Spain and Portugal and at Birdland in New York.
John more recently composed a suite of 21 contemporary pieces which have been released as 2 CDs, Siamsa Vol 1 & 2. Recent review in Musicians Union Magazine “An intriguing combination of classic bebop laced with Irish folk melody, this album from pianist John and his saxophonist friend Tommaso Starace is full of sublime lyrical moments”
He has just released a new Sextet album, A Kite for Kate, dedicated to his youngest daughter. It comprises of totally original pieces and has already been featured on RTE, BBC, K 107FM and various other independent radio stations. Recent review in the Musician – MU magazine “ The fourth of a series dedicated to each of his family in turn, pianist John Donegan’s refined modern jazz sextet blends in brass, double bass, drums and sax for an authentic bebop flavour.”
John received huge acclaim on his recent tour in Ireland where he played in Galway, and performed solo concerts in Dublin and Cork in addition to masterclass at the CIT School of Music in Cork.
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