Beckett Redmond Buckley & Halferty

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Darren Beckett – drums Dave redmond – bass Tommy Halferty – guitar Richie Buckley – sax Based in the UK now after living in New York for 20 years, Darren Beckett (originally from NorthernIreland) has steadily become a highly revered stalwart drummer on the UK jazz scene. He has performed at top venues such as Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall, Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 and The Barbican, and has played with jazz greats such as Madeleine Peyroux, Jason Rebello, Gilad Atzmon, Alan Barnes and Johnathan Gee. Dave Redmond is prolific, highly regarded player and is best known for his collaborations with renowned Irish and International groups and musicians such as The Louis Stewart Quartet, acclaimed American pianist Bill Carrothers, as part of the Kevin Brady Trio, Larry Coryell and UK vocalist Ian Shaw. He is currently a member of The Phil Ware Trio, The Tommy Halferty Trio and Yurodny, all leading groups in their fields. Tommy Halferty has travelled the world and played with Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Ronnie Cuber, George Mraz, Dave Liebman, Martial Solal. He has been guest lecturer at the famous Berklee College of music Boston. At present he is teaching the Degree in Jazz Performance (BAJP) at Newpark Music Centre.Tommy was presented with the “Best Irish performer” award at the Derry City Jazz Festival 2004. Richie Buckley – tenor sax has long been recognized on an international level as one of the finest jazz musicians of today. His performing credits include Van Morrison, Freddie Hubbard, Dave McForKenna, Jiggs Wigham, Bob Dylan, Georgie Fame, Carlos Santana, Elvis Costello and many more. Doors 8.30 Music 9 Entry 10€

Kreisberg meets Veras

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The greatest collaborations often are built upon two unique personalities that combine to create something beyond and outside of what the two had achieved individually. When those two musical individuals are like minded, yet possess their own specific sounds and approaches, the results can challenge the two to reach new heights and bring exhilarated audiences along for the ride.

Such is the musical friendship of guitarists Jonathan Kreisberg and Nelson Veras, and their upcoming recording and tours will introduce audiences to a new sound in the world of guitar.

Combining timeless melodicism and american swing with forward–thinking lines and textures, the music of Jonathan Kreisberg continues to attract a growing international fan base. The guitarist has performed 20th cen­tury works with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas; led his own groups and recorded several critically acclaimed cd’s, and played and recorded with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Locke, Lee Konitz, Bill Stewart and Larry Grenadier among others.

Nelson Veras has long been one of the Guitar world’s great secrets, possessing a unique style based on a mixture of classical guitar techniques, modern jazz and classical harmony, and his Brazilian roots. He was “discovered” by Pat Metheny at age 14 and went on to win numerous awards before he was even 19. He has performed/recorded with Steve Coleman, Michel Petrucciani, Tomasz Stanko, and Manu Kaché among others.

ON NELSON….“His improvisations are magnificent. It’s been quite some time since an artist like this has emerged, with a creative power that’s absolutely unquestionable. Nelson, BRAVO !” – Pat Martino

ON JONATHAN… “He is a great musician whose playing and writing always tell a story. His formidable technique and intellect never get in the way, but only serve the agenda of the heart.” Vibraphonist and Composer, Joe Locke

ON NELSON….”“Nelson isn’t a guitar player like the others because his approach is not guitaristic but one that reveals a peerless musician. One that never plays what’s obvious but only pleasant surprises with a mind blowing technique. He’s an extraordinary musician.” – Lionel Loueke

Doors 8 Music 8.30 Tickets 15euro

The Tolka Hot Club

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Gypsy jazz with Stephen Daly – Guitar David Harrington – Guitar Thomas Mulrooney – Double Bass Eugene Ryan – Chromatic harmonica Holly Pereira – Vocals Ken Whelan – Accordion Brendan Lawless – Voila Doors 9 Music 9.30 Entry 10e


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