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BIRD: The Music of Charlie Parker played by 3G & Chris Engel

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music, What's on this Month

Celebrating the centenary of the iconic jazz master and recreating Ronan Guilfoyle’s band ‘Lingua Franca’s’ BIRD album (2000) in its entirety. Saturday 29th August, 8pm Streamed from Arthur’s, enjoy from home. August 29th marks a significant centenary. It will be 100 years since the birth of jazz icon Charlie Parker. It also marks 20 years since IMC released Ronan Guilfoyle’s BIRD album. Under the moniker Lingua Franca, that album was a celebration of the iconic music associated with Charlie Parker. It featured music written by him, jazz standards made famous by him and also original music dedicated to him. Throughout it explored new possibilities and angles of these classic Parker pieces, with ‘ingenious reworking of some classic tunes’ according to the Journal of Music. For that record, originally released in August 2000, Guilfoyle assembled a stellar international cast featuring saxophonist Julian Arguelles, guitarist Rick Peckham and drummer Tom Rainey. To celebrate this important centenary, an equally stellar cast of Irish musicians will perform the BIRD album live in its entirety. Keeping it in the family and recreating the recorded format, Irish bassist Ronan Guilfoyle will be joined by Chris Guilfoyle on guitar, Conor Guilfoyle on drums (collectively known as 3G) while saxophone duties will be in the astutely capable hands of Chris Engel. Parker, also referred to by his nickname, Yardbird, or simply ‘Bird’, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. A highly influential soloist and leading figure in the development of bebop, Parker was a virtuoso and trailblazer who was instrumental in shaping modern jazz. We do hope you’ll join us live for this concert at 8pm on Saturday August 29th. While we know that an online show is not the same as a live performance, we want to mark this important anniversary while presenting a great live show that you can enjoy safely from home. Your link will be valid for 24 hours in case you need to enjoy the show later, or simply want to watch again

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The Dirty Jazz Club

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Conor Murray – Drums Derek Whyte – bass Colm O’Hara – Trombone Bill Blackmore – Trumphet Cathal Roche – Alto Sax

Darragh O’Kelly – keys

The Dirty Jazz club have been a massive part of the Dublin Jazz scene for over a decade. Their focus is on the exploration and deconstruction of songs and an emphasis on creating a depth and textural soundscape on the melody, form and feel of the tunes

Doors 9 Music 9.30



Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Aleka – voice Chris Guilfoyle – guitar Barry Donohue – bass Matthew Jacobson – drums In her relatively short career, Aleka has already played with some of the most important jazz musicians in Ireland such as Ronan Guilfoyle, Michael Buckley, Tommy Halferty, Sean Carpio and Kevin Brady. With her Aleka project, she brings together three of the leading musicians of the next generation of Irish jazz to play her take on Romanian folk music. Aleka is a Romanian vocalist, cellist, composer and lyricist who draws influence from her home country, using folk melodies interspersed with jazz harmony and eastern rhythms as well as Debussy and Bella Bartok, inspired by her experience in the classical music world. The approach of the band may seem like it adheres to the traditional sentiments of a vocal jazz quartet however, it is influenced by a broad spectrum of styles from the roots of jazz to the contemporary reaches of pop music. Aleka’s voice is a myriad of textures and sonorities. She spent time exploring bell canto technique as well as the nuances and colours of oriental music and soul. All of these influences and styles culminate in a refined vocal sound that is very personal. Aleka released her debut album ‘Person I Knew’ in April 2019, receiving a 4-star review in The Irish Times. Doors 8 Music 8.30 Entry 10euro

Maynard ‘eh no’ – album release

Written by conall. Posted in Blues'n'Jazz, Music

Debut jazz album from electric bassist Sean Maynard Smith. Promoter of renowned Dublin improvised music residency ‘Sticklepathic Child’ known as the bass player in BETAPUS (2017) and IRELAND (2018). Currently works with the likes of FIXITY, The BONK, PIZZA JAZZ, BEN PRIVO. ‘Eh No’ explores the tunes of Sean Maynard Smith with a pick of Dublins finest Colm O’Hara – trombone Peter Dobai – saxophones Darragh O’Kelly – keyboards Brendan Dotherty – drums Doors 8 Music 8.30 €10

The Richard Nelson Sextet

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If you turn on an Irish radio station and hear a pedal steel guitar, chances are that the man in the driving seat is Richard Nelson. The list of musicians he has performed with reads like a who’s who of top Irish musicians, from Van Morrison and Paul Brady to Daniel O’Donnell, and countless others. He has played on over 500 albums over the years. He is one of the most sought after session musicians on the Irish music scene. Richard has released two albums of jazz standards, the first “Moments Notice” in 2005 and “Song for my Father” in 2019 and has collaborated with many of Ireland’s top jazz artists such as Phil Ware, Hugh Buckley, Dave Redmond and Kevin Brady. He is the founder of the Irish Pedal steel guitar festival which has been running annually for 18 years, He has also performed at many leading jazz venues such as the Montreux Jazz festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and Portalen jazz club in Copenhagen. He is also a Graduate of the DIT masters in jazz performance programme. This latest collaboration includes guitarist Lee Meehan, pianist Phil Ware, saxophonist Richie Buckley and veterans Dave Fleming on Bass and John Philip Murray on drums, and included compositions by Bob Berg, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker. Richard Nelson – pedal steel guitar Lee Meehan – guitar Phil Ware – piano Dave Fleming – bass Richie Buckley- sax John Philip Murray – drums Doors 8.30 music 9 entry 10€


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