Interviews

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 …