Interviews

One Day In Winter – Carole Nelson Trio

One Day in Winter (Black Stairs Records) Carole Nelson (piano, soprano saxophone), Cormac O’Brien (bass), Dominic Mullen (drums). Carole Nelson is best known as half of the duo Zrazy, playing alto and soprano sax with vocalist Maria Walsh. Here she concentrates on piano on all the tracks except one: The Sky Darkens, where she plays […] Read more …

Jason Moran Interview October 2017

Interview by Dominic Reilly  Late one night recently I had the pleasure of talking with Jason Moran. He was in New York and I was in my dark little office at 11pm. We discussed his upcoming project that he is performing at The National Concert Hall on the 2nd November.In My Mind: Thelonious Monk at […] Read more …

Michael Wollny Interview

Interview by Dominic Reilly Oct 2017 Every Autumn Music Network promotes a tour of Ireland with a notable international jazz act. Over the last couple of years it has been scheduled in the last week of October and usually includes a performance in The Triskel Arts Centre as part of the Cork Jazz Festival.   This […] Read more …

TIGRAN HAMASYAN – INTERVIEW MARCH 2017

By Dominic Reilly Tigran Hamasyan is well on his way to becoming a very important artist. The young man from Armenia has already had quite a number of albums released, eight in total and still only 29 years of age. His next release “An Ancient Observer” is due to be launched at the end of […] Read more …

Interview with Jason Marsalis – October 2016

Jason Marsalis is one of the true bona fide jazz players who will be performing at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival next weekend. He will be appearing on Sunday afternoon at the Everyman Theatre with his quartet. Jason is known for being a vibraphone player as well as a drummer but on this occasion he […] Read more …

Kurt Rosenwinkel – A Year of Change

  Kurt Rosenwinkel has casually been called the younger generation’s Pat Metheny. I am not sure it was a title he was aiming for but the sentiment is the same. It goes someway to describing the importance of Rosenwinkel on the current jazz landscape. By including Rosenwinkel on the billing for The Guinness Cork Jazz […] Read more …

Clare Teal – The First Ladies of Swing

Clare Teal will be performing with The RTE Concert Orchestra of Friday 12th August at 8.00pm in The National Concert Hall. Clare has been a popular jazz singer in the UK for many years but her influence is immense as she hosts her own Big Band Swing show for BBC Radio 2 on a Sunday […] Read more …

Ethan Uslan – Ragtime Special

The Dublin International Piano Festival and Summer Academy is in its fourth year this July. The brainchild of Archie Chen and Rhona Gouldson the festival is primarily a classical one. So, you may ask why is it appearing on our radar? Well to add a little flavor to this year’s event Archie Chen has invited […] Read more …

ERNIE WATTS INTERVIEW APRIL 2014

Interview with Ernie Watts by Ian Patterson   American saxophonist Ernie Watts has been there, done it and got the t-shirt. In a career that began in 1966 with a three-year stint in drummer Buddy Rich’s Orchestra, Watts has played in just about every setting imaginable; from Motown legend Marvin Gaye and rock icons Frank […] Read more …

THE ALEX SKOLNICK – Interview

Interview by Dominic Reilly Dublinjazz.ie Alex Skolnick will be returning to Dublin this month. He was last here in 2010 when he played support to Rodrigo Y Gabriela in the Grand Canal Theatre. This time he is coming back not as part of his old life with Testament the trash metal band but instead fronting […] Read more …