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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

23 May

“When Wes Was” arranged by David O’Rourke

In a previous post the piece “When Wes Was” was mentioned in a quote from a great review by Gráinne Farren in the Sunday Independent of a Dublin City Jazz Orchestra in April 2011. An audience member made this video of this very piece arranged by David O’Rourke for fellow guitarist Hugh Buckley and the orchestra.  Enjoy and find out how to book tickets to one of his four gigs in Ballina, Tallaght, Waterford or Bray below.

Don’t miss the talented 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.

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.