The Berkman / Buckley Quartet on tour in Ireland 25 – 29.04.2006

David Berkman, the New York jazz pianist joins Dublin saxophonist Michael Buckley with a quartet to tour in Ireland from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th April.

The quartet will perform at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork on Tuesday 25th, for the Ballina Arts Centre on Wednesday 26th, for The Letterkenny Arts Centre on Thursday 27th and at The Bray Jazz Festival on Saturday 29th April.

The members of this all star quartet are:
David Berkman (piano) American,
Michael Buckley (saxophones and flute) Irish,
Aidan O’Donnell (double bass) Scottish,
Sean Carpio (drums), Irish.

The unique quality of the Berkman / Buckley Quartet is that the leaders are both outstanding jazz composers. American David Berkman has been writing and performing his music and his recordings have showcased his writing skills. Irishman Michael Buckley had his compositions first recorded on his debut album “Pendulum” and he has been writing ever since. Michael Buckley was commissioned recently to write and perform “Translations”, bringing the sean-nos tradition to a jazz setting. David has been composing for some time, whereas Michael is a relatively new writer.

Both of these musicians are great exponents of their own compositions, but also have command of the jazz repertoire and play with great skill and artistry on their respective instruments, David on piano and Michael on saxophones and flute.

In this truly international band, the virtuoso young Scottish bassist, Aidan O’Donnell and the exciting Irish drummer Sean Carpio will join them. Sean Carpio has just finished a short tour of Ireland with his band White Rocket.

This tour is organised by Jazz on the Terrace

The Improvised Music Company Regional Touring Scheme is assisting this tour.

Gold State, Navan Building Services, Richmond Building Products and Tactile Signs are sponsoring this tour.

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