The non-profit music organisation, Jazz on the Terrace, is celebrating 35 years of promoting jazz in Ireland. A series of concerts in Dublin City Centre are planned which will see International and Irish jazz musicians come together. Eight unmissable musical events to be added to every music lover’s calendar.
The celebration comprises two festivals and two standalone concerts over the latter half of November 2017.
The first festival, TrioTrioTrioPiano, takes place over three evenings at Arthur’s Bar on Thomas Street in Dublin. Allen Smith, founder of Jazz on the Terrace, has long had a soft spot for piano trios. To celebrate, he is indulging this love and treating us to six amazing trios over three evenings in Dublin City Centre. Tickets can be purchased for individual evenings or as a festival pass at http://buytickets.at/jazzontheterrace
The trios involved are:
- Thursday 16th November, 9.00pm, doors 8.30pm, Arthurs Bar, Thomas St.
- The Carole Nelson Trio with Cormac O’Brien, Double Bass, Dominic Mullan, Drums
- The David Berkman Trio with Dave Redmond, Double Bass, Kevin Brady, Drums
- Friday 17th November, 9.30pm, doors 9.00pm, Arthurs Bar, Thomas St..
- The Johnny Taylor Trio with Barry Donohue, Double Bass, Dominic Mullan, Drums
- The Nikki Iles Trio with Duncan Hopkins, Double Bass, Kevin Brady, Drums
- Saturday 18th November, 9.30pm, doors 9.00pm, Arthurs Bar, Thomas St.
- The Myles Drennan Trio with Neil Ó Loclainn, Bass, and Seán Carpio, Drums
- The Ivan Paduart Trio with Theo De Jong, Bass Guitar, Hans Von Oosterhout, Drums
This festival will be followed at the end of November by the second festival celebrating Irish artists living and working abroad. “The Return Flight of the Earls” will see eight Irish performers return from France, Spain, Germany, England and the USA. They will bring many aspects of their life abroad to this grand reunion. There will be new compositions for the occasion, new formations between all the musicians involved with some new musical friendships.
The returning earls of jazz are Michael Coady (Barcelona), Anthony Kerr (London), Matthew Halpin (Cologne), David Mason (New York), Gerard Murphy (Marseille), Fintan O’Neill(New York), Paddy Sherlock (Paris) and Christine Tobin(London and New York). There are two honorary Earls.: Veronika Morscher (Cologne) and Phil Robson (London and New York). The returning musicians will be joined by eighteen local musicians in a joyous celebration of “The Return Flight of the Earls”.
“The Return Flight of the Earls” Festival will take place Bello Bar , Portobello, Dublin 2. The three concerts will have three sets on each night. Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December. The First Set begins at 8.30pm and the doors open at 8.00pm. Tickets can be purchased for individual evenings or as a festival pass and will be released shortly at www.jazzontheterrace.com.
A stand-alone concert, “The Pat Came Back”, will commemorate the musical friendship formed in the 1980s when Pat La Barbera came to Ireland to play with Ronan Guilfoyle’s band Four in One.. With the support of Jazz on the Terrace and Pat’s generosity with his time, LaBarbera, Guilfoyle and his band recorded “Ask a Simple Question” in studio in Dublin in 1988. On Sunday 26 November 2017 La Barbera is coming back to Dublin to play with the Guilfoyle Nielsen Trio. Ronan Guilfoyle(bass guitar) Conor Guilfoyle(drums) and Mike Nielsen (guitar) make up this energetic trio of Irish musical greats. This concert will be in the Bello Bar, Portobello, Dublin 2 on Sunday 26 November.
The last concert of this 35 year celebration series is “Independent Airs”, the final performance by the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra in The Sugar Club, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2 on Sunday 3 December Concert at 8.30pm, Doors at 7.30pm.
The orchestra was founded in 2007 by Ciaran Wilde and Ray Martin to enable students at the Ballymun Wind Project to see and hear a big band as an encouragement to them in their studies.
With well over fifty concerts since its beginning, including Irish and International guests featured in its performances and concerts, it has been a remarkable artistic journey. From 2010 Jazz on the Terrace has acted as agent for the DCJO organising tours, visits to festivals and themed concerts and gigs.
Irish Artists that have appeared with the DCJO are Mary Coughlan, Christine Tobin, David O’Rourke, the Limerick Choir An Cor, Lauren Kinsella, Susan Savage and Charlie Moon.
International Artists that have performed as featured guests are David Linx(Belgium), Anders Bergcrantz(Sweden), Rick Margitza(USA), Cyrille Aimee(France), Sara Lazarus(France), Laura MacDonald(Scotland), Tina May(England), Cleveland Watkiss(England), Maurice Chestnut(USA), Pete Churchill(England), Norma Winstone(England), Claire Daly(USA), Ellister van der Molen(Netherlands), Laura Jurd(England), Ernie Watts(USA), Kenny Werner(USA), Marshall Gilkes(USA) and John Riley(USA).
With the support of The Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíón