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16 Mar

Camus Jazz, Seven Steps to Albert Camus

“Camus Jazz, Seven Steps to Albert Camus”,
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Don’t miss the world premiere of “Camus Jazz, Seven Steps to Albert Camus” by Tommy Halferty on Sunday April 9th, at Number Twenty Two, the new live music venue on Dublin’s South Anne St.

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Ireland’s preeminent jazz guitarist, Tommy Halferty, leads a 10 piece ensemble in the world premiere of “Camus Jazz, Seven Steps to Albert Camus”

To bring you this world first The Tommy Halferty Ensemble engaged in a collaborative creative process. The Ensemble comprises:

  • Tommy Halferty (guitar)
  • Michael Buckley (tenor saxophone, flute)
  • Aleka Potinga (vocals)
  • Izumi Kimura (piano)
  • Dave Redmond (double bass)
  • Kevin Brady (drums)
  • Cora Venus Lunny (violin)
  • Catherine Humphreys (violin)
  • Una Ní Chanainn (cello)
  • Hugo Halferty Drochon (narrator)

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Tommy Halferty always brings beautiful melodies executed with exuberance and musical intensity to his concerts. A brilliant jazz guitarist from Donegal, Tommy Halferty has strong links with France through his French wife, his academic life and his many performances there. This suite inspired by his interest in Albert Camus brings a group of outstanding musicians together to interpret his concept.

This singular event takes place in Number Twenty Two, a unique and exclusive venue in the heart of Dublin City Centre, just off Grafton St..

Tickets:
Seated €15 + booking fee
Standing €10 + booking fee
Delicious three course a la carte meal + ticket €45 + booking fee

Doors 7pm. Dinner from 7.15. Concert 9.15.

Brought to you by Jazz on the Terrace, celebrating 35 years of bringing the best of international jazz to Ireland and the best of Irish jazz to the world. Join the celebration!

Further information from:
Megan McDermott, “22 South Anne Street”, 22 South Anne Street, Dublin 2
Tel:​01 707 9899
E-mail:​ megan@numbertwentytwo.ie ​Website: http://www.numbertwentytwo.ie ​​

Allen Smith, Jazz on the Terrace
Mobile:​086 827 8692.
E-mail:​jazzontheterrace@gmail.com​

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Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

20 Feb

Camus Jazz. March 2017

Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford
Wednesday 8 March 2017 8.00pm

Tommy Halfery was inspired by his interest in Albert Camus, the Franco Algerian writer, to compose a suite of jazz music “Camus Jazz, Seven Musical Steps to Albert Camus” based on seven quotations from his work.

Tommy Halferty Ensemble
Tommy Halferty (guitar), Michael Buckley (tenor saxophone, flute), Aleka (vocals), Isumi Kimura (piano), Dave Redmond (double bass), Kevin Brady (drums),  Una O’Kane (violin) and Una Ni Chanainn (cello).
Hugo Halferty Drochon (narrator, reader).
The late Norman Mongan (Visuals).

A world premiere focusing on the writings of the internationally famous Albert Camus, read in French and English with strong visual images and outstanding musicians  performing the music of Halferty.

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01 Mar

Mirrors Tour kicks off: get a taste

The Mirrors Tour featuring The Lauren Kinsella Quintet playing the Music of Kenny Wheeler with Choirs under the direction of Pete Churchill kicked off last night in Kilkenny. They were supported by Kilkenny College Chamber Choir. If you would like to get along to one of our other dates in Dun Laoghaire or Ballina click here for details on how to book your tickets. See you there!

Sponsors of the Studio at the LEXICON concerts on Tuesday 1st and Friday 4th March

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

25 Feb

“Mirrors” Tour: Waterford concert CANCELLED

Due to circumstances beyond our control and all that jazz the Waterford leg of the upcoming “Mirrors” tour has been cancelled.  This concert was due to take place on Saturday 5th March at the Theatre Royal,The Mall, Waterford.

Mirrors

The tour will go ahead at all other venues in Kilkenny, Dun Laoghaire, and Ballina. Find out more about all dates here.

See you there!

20 Jan

“Trio Trio Piano”. The four trios are now finalised.

The four jazz piano trios for the two concert series”Trio Trio Piano”, with acoustic pianos sponsored by Pianos Plus, have now been finalised by their leaders and Jazz on the Terrace has chosen the dates on which each trio will play in the BelloBar at 1 Portobello, Dublin 8 .

They are as follows:

Piano by Dr J Clarke on Flickr

Piano by Dr J Clarke on Flickr

Friday 20th February at 8.00pm.
The CEO Experiment, led by Leopoldo Osio (piano) with Peter Erdie (electric bass) and Cote Calmet (drums).
The Boylan Buckley Evans Trio,
Cian Boylan (piano), Damian Evans (double bass)
and Hugh Buckley (guitar).

Friday 27th February at 8.00pm.
The Carole Nelson Trio,
Carole Nelson (piano), Cormac O’Brien (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums).
The Johnny Taylor Trio,
Johnny Taylor (piano), Damian Evans (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums).

These four pianistic artists have now gathered their rhythm section partners, Leo Osio has chosen his from his colleagues in the group Kavorka with whom he made the album “Culture Shock”. The Boylan Buckley Evans Trio is made up with the guitar and double bass format. This trio made an album called “Soulful Days” after they had formed the group while studying for a Jazz Masters in DIT conducted by Michael Nielsen. Carole Nelson happily accepted my invitation to create a piano trio and chose her two musical associates Cormac O’Brien and Dominic Mullan, so this is a new adventure for them. Johnny Taylor has been a part of many rhythm sections that have supported other instrumentalists and singers. Most recently Emilie Conway appeared many times with this trio of Taylor, Evans and Mullan including a tour featuring Alec Wilder’s songs last Spring. This is the trio’s first outing as a jazz piano trio.

So you can be assured of two evenings of artistry, with elegance, beauty, fire and grooves.  Be there on both Fridays, the 20th and the 27th of February. Bring a friend, bring two friends!

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16 Jan

We do rather love pianos

PIANOS PLUS LOGOAs you may have guessed from Allen’s post earlier this week we are all about the piano in February. We are delighted to present not one but TWO piano trio gigs at the Bello Bar on Friday February 20th and 27th. More details will follow but we just wanted to take this opportunity to thank our kind sponsors, Pianos Plus. We couldn’t do this series without their generosity. Check out their gorgeous ebonies and ivories in this lovely video.

 

12 Jan

“Trio Trio Piano”, a jazz piano trio series in February.

Here at Jazz on the Terrace I had an idea to put on a series of Jazz Piano Trio Concerts in Dublin. I approached Shane Masterson and Anna Gallagher of the BelloBar in Portobello, Dublin 6 to join with me in presenting the concerts.

The concept was simple but exciting, “Trio Trio Piano”, two jazz piano trios in a jazz club setting with an acoustic piano. Four excellent jazz piano trios bringing their artistry to new audiences.

This two concert series of “Trio Trio Piano” has received a very generous sponsorship from PIANOS PLUS.

There are four trios. These are the Cian Boylan Trio, the Johnny Taylor Trio, the Carole Nelson Trio and CEO, led by Leopoldo Osio.

The concerts will take place in the BelloBar, 1 Portobello Harbour on Friday 20th and Friday 27th of February.

More details to follow, watch this space or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

21 May

David O’Rourke, jazz guitarist, A Prophet In His Own Land

“It was good to see a full house in the National Concert Hall for the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra last Sunday night. The DCJO lived up to expectations. The programme included original compositions by band members and in the case of Hugh Buckley’s ‘When Wes Was’, the arrangement was by fellow-guitarist Dave O’Rourke, Dublin’s major gift to the New York jazz scene. ‘God Bless The Child’ featured a moving solo by Karl Ronan. In the up-tempo ‘Tall Cotton’ Jim Clarke’s plunger mute was a delight.”

Grainne Farren, Jazz, Sunday Independent, 3 April 2011.

David O'Rourke, guitarist

David O’Rourke, guitarist

David O’Rourke On Tour With The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, May June 2013.

Another concert at the Sligo Jazz Festival on Friday 19 July featuring Marshall Gilkes, Jean Toussaint and Ian Shaw with David O’Rourke’s music.

In one night you can experience excitement, delicacy, humour, a rhythmic big noise, beautiful melodic small sounds and go home with a bounce in your step.

David O’Rourke returns from USA to Ireland to tour with friend, Ciaran Wilde and Dublin City Jazz Orchestra. bringing all he learnt and developed,  a prophet in his own land.

David O’Rourke left Ireland in 1989, departing from his own land in pursuit of a dream that he had, to become a part of New York’s jazz scene. Twenty-three years later he is an established member of that scene. He believed that he had much to learn. However he had something to bring to that great city and the Mecca of jazz for many, both American and foreign.

And so it has proved to be.  He developed as a performer, but also as an arranger for large ensembles and a composer for them as well. As part of a youth development programme he formed a big band for young musicians in New York, the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, JSYO. He has his own jazz  orchestra, The O’Rourkestra, a twenty piece ensemble. This gives him the opportunity to write his own compositions and arrangements for this big band with its ten strong brass section. It is the intention to augment the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra to enable these arrangements to be performed for the Irish audiences.

Not only is this an amazing opportunity for people all over Ireland to experience the power and grace of a full jazz orchestra but to perform in an enlarged ensemble is an important opportunity for the development of the orchestra members. The DCJO will be performing a repertoire new or freshly interpreted to its audiences.

Jazz on the Terrace grasps this opportunity with a high quality artistic project that allows it to demonstrate its strong and imaginative curatorial approach devising occasions for a collaborative creative process. This is an ambitious project, with originality expressed in bringing David O’Rourke, this prophet to his own land. He is a friend and musical associate of Ciaran Wilde, leader of the DCJO who with Jazz on the Terrace, looks forward to this fabulous opportunity to bring fresh music to diehard jazz fans and newbies all over Ireland.

David O’Rourke is the prophet in his own land.

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland

This tour is funded by The Arts Council’s Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme 2013.

 

The Dublin City Jazz Orchestra.

Leader: Ciaran Wilde.

David O’Rourke (guitar), Musical Director.

Saxophones

Ciaran Wilde(baritone), Brendan Doyle(alto), Mark Wilde(tenor), Derek O’Connor(tenor), Nick Roth(alto).

Flute

Elizabeth Petcu.

Trumpets

Raymond Martin, Danny Healy, Eamon Nolan, Mark Adams (also vocals).

Trombones

Paul Frost(bass and vocals), Karl Ronan, Barry McBrien, Jim Clarke.

French Horns

Feargal O’Ceallacháin, TBA.

Tuba

Conor O’Riordan

Rhythm Section

Phil Ware(piano), Hugh Buckley(guitar),

Cormac O’Brien(double bass), Shane O’Donovan(drums).

Vocals

Honor Heffernan.

15 May

Paddy Sherlock plays JJ Smyths Dublin Thursday

But to get you in the mood here’s a superb video on Paddy performing on BBC1’s Blackstaff sessions a few years ago. Enjoy!

15 May

Paddy Sherlock (trombone and vocals), from Paris, with The Buckley Ware Quartet

Paddy Sherlock plays trombone

Paris based trombone player, Paddy Sherlock

On Thursday 16th May trombonist Paddy Sherlock will perform live in Dublin’s premiere jazz venue, JJ Smyth’s on Aungier St. with the Buckley/ Ware Quartet.

This is the second in a series of gigs that we have organised called the Gallic Gaelic Entente supported by the Arts Council

Performing in the Buckley/ Ware Quartet are:

Hugh Buckley (guitar), Phil Ware (piano), Neil O’Loghlen (double bass) and Dominic Mullan (drums).

Doors 8.30pm, Music at 9.00pm. Admission €8.00.

JJ Smyth’s,DUBLIN’S PREMIER LIVE JAZZ AND BLUES VENUE.


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12 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. Telephone: 01 475 2565.