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 4.30 Music 5-7 €10

Aja play The Music of Steely Dan

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‘Aja’ is a tribute band playing the music of Steely Dan. Their repertoire includes the entire classic album Aja, hence the name.

Gerard Farrelly : Keyboards. Colm Lindsay : Guitar. Tommy Moore : Bass/Vocals. Alan Cunningham : Drums. Johnny Graham : Vocals. Sinead Stone : Vocals. Mark Wilde & Serge Stavila : Saxes.

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Next Experiment featuring Giani Gagliardi

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The Next Experiment is the continuation of the CEO Experiment, which have been playing active since January 2015. Previously we have shared the stage with International top acts including Cory Henry duo, Mark Guilliana Quintet, Christian Scott and Tom Rainey. Lately before before Cote Calmet’s (drummer) departure to Spain, we played with the extraordinaire Kurt Rosenwinkel to a full house at the Sugar Club in September 2017. Now with the addition of Barcelona’s star drummer Gonzalo Del Val, we have performed some venues, including Cork Jazz Festival in 2018 with Michael Buckley on Tenor Sax, Arthur’s in December 2018 and Billy Byrnes in 2019 among some other gigs. The music is virtuosic, very energetic and groove oriented, which have allowed us to be offered many important gigs, from Jazz Festivals to opening slots for World famous Jazz acts, as it suits all types of audiences. This time, we have a very special guest also form Barcelona, Saxophonist Giani Gagliardi, who spends most of his time between New York and Barcelona. His debut album, which includes the extraordinaire Gilad Hekselman has been described as “the most impressive debut… Gagliardi is now a rising star in the Brooklyn Jazz scene”. Rochester City Newspaper “Gagliardi is a wonderful player and composer with a unique lyrical voice. Here on his debut album he shines with a first rate band. His playing has a natural, unhurried, organic quality. His solos unfold very naturally and beautifully. Looking forward to hearing more from this significant new player on the NYC jazz scene. “ David Berkman. For this occasion, we will be performing mainly original tunes, which emphasis on South American, Spanish and modern Jazz. Cormac Larkin (Irish Times) ahead of our performance (as a trio) at the Sofa Sessions in Kilkenny wrote: “Don’t miss this opportunity to hear three virtuoso musicians up close and in-the-round from the comfort of our sofas. Forget what you know about Jazz. Next Experiment are taking creative music into new spaces!” Previous reviews (as CEO Experiment) includes Bray Jazz Festival 2017 from Ian Paterson from All about Jazz: “Through focus, perseverance and hard gigging, CEO Experiment has arrived at a fully formed sound and a pretty irresistible one at that. If this stirring BJF gig—a highlight of BJF 2017—was anything to go by, the quartet stands on the brink of even greater successes.” Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10€

Irish Meets the Blues – Nomadic Piano Project

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A sophisticated musical journey where Blues meets its roots in the traditional Irish music, through surprisingly original compositions and re-elaborated versions of well known pieces.

Antoni O’ Breskey – piano with Special Guests Tony Byrne – guitar Paddy Cummins – banjo, mandolin Consuelo Nerea – vocals, fiddle, bodhran

Born in Italy with Argentine roots, Antoni graduated in piano at Conservatorio Luigi Cherubini of Florence and introduced improvised-style piano into Irish and Flamenco music, blending it with blues and creating a positively new and original jazz piano style described by Harry Long in the ‘The Waltons Guide to Irish Music’ as “unique and superb”.

During the 80’s the Spanish broadcasting ‘Fin de Siglos’ also described him as “The new Keith Jarrett from the Mediterranean”. Fiona Ritchie calls him the Pioneer of World Music and states that he is the composer who gave the “key structures” to the show Riverdance: “He was the first to combine Flamenco, Basque, Arabic, Latin and Irish elements, his virtuoso jazz-styled piano uniting these traditions in remarkably original compositions […] Bill Whelan developed Breschi’s synthesis of Flamenco, jazz and Irish traditional strands as a key structure in his Irish music and dance spectacular, Riverdance.” FIONA RITCHIE, THE NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO CURIOUS LISTENER’S GUIDE TO CELTIC MUSIC U.S.A.

“A true musical visionary, he brings all eras and cultures together in one musical space.” The Irish Echo, Boston

“One of the most innovative composers in any contemporary medium” Hot Press, Dublin

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