David Berkman’s AMEIRESCO Sextet Tour of Ireland 20th -28th November 2008

David Berkman’s Ameiresco Sextet

David Berkman (piano, keyboards) American
Michael Buckley (saxophones) Irish
Phil Bancroft (saxophones) Scottish
Paul Towndrow (saxophones) Scottish
Aidan O’Donnell (double bass) Irish/Scottish
Sean Carpio (drums) Irish

Tour of Ireland November 2008

Thursday 20th 9pm
Master Deery’s,Market Street Monaghan
Lite Bite & Music €20
Music only €10
Booking 047 38162/047 81950

Saturday 22nd 8pm
The Mermaid Arts Centre,Main St. Bray
Tickets €18/€16
Box Office: 01 2724030
Book online: www.mermaidartscentre.ie

Sunday 23rd 8pm
Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise
Tickets €15/€12
Box Office 057 8663355
Book online: www.dunamaise.ie

Tuesday 25th 8pm
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Cork
Tickets €18/€16
Box Office 021 4272022
Book online: www.triskelart.com

Wednesday 26th 8.30
For Limerick Jazz at Dolan’s Upstairs
Tickets €15/€12
Booking 061 314483
Book online: www.dolanspub.com

Thursday 27th 8.15pm
Draiocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, D 15
Tickets €18/€16
Booking 01 8852622
Book online: www.draiocht.ie

Friday 28th 8pm
Tipperary Excel, Mitchell Street, Tipperary Town
Tickets €15/€12
Box Office: 062 80520
Book online: www.tipperary-excel.com

What began as a conversation between David Berkman the New York jazz pianist and Allen Smith over a cup of coffee in Dalkey village has come to fruition in this tour. David has visited  both Scotland  and Ireland  regularly over the past few years performing with outstanding exponents and now brings these musicians together.
Michael Buckley, Ireland’s finest saxophonist and Sean Carpio,  the phenomenal Dublin drummer are the EIRE in AMEIRESCO.  Aidan O’Donnell, born in Ireland but living in Scotland is the Irish/Scottish link. Paul Bancroft and Paul Towndrow are the SCO in AMEIRESCO. Phil Bancroft is a multi reed player demonstrating his prowess on tenor, alto and soprano. Paul Towndrow on the other hand displays his skills on the alto. 
The unique quality of the AMEIRESCO Sextet is that the leader is an outstanding jazz composer and arranger.  David Berkman has been writing and performing his music and his recordings have showcased his writing skills.  Michael Buckley had his compositions first recorded on his debut album “Pendulum” and has been wiriting ever since. Phil Bancroft has been composing for some time whereas Paul Towndrow is a relatively new writer.  This tour will afford the Irish audiences an opportunity to hear these fine composers demonstrate their command of the classic jazz repertoire in this unusual jazz line-up.