“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!

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.