A BIG welcome back to Ireland for Ireland’s favorite German Jazz artist, Olivia Trummer. Olivia along with her latest collaborator Jean-Lou Treboux (Swiss) will be touring their new project, C2J – Classical to Jazz during March. The tour is helped from the generous sponsorship of the Embassy of Switzerland Dublin.
The project, written for Piano & Vibraphone is as the name might suggest Olivia’s jazz arrangements of Baroque classical pieces from Mozart, Bach and Scarlatti. The pair will open up in Cork at the Triskel followed by a performance in An Taibhdhearc, Galway. The Dublin concert will take place in St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street on the 8th March. The duo will then head to Waterford on Wednesday the 9th for a lunchtime concert as part of the Waterford New Music Week. The concert will be followed by a workshop given by Olivia but the pair are whisked away for a concert in the delightful performance space in The Greenacres Restaurant in Wexford town.
Ticket information, times and venues can be found Here
Another tour announcement is that the wonderful Beverley Craven will be playing in Ireland for the first time in over twenty years. Beverley had a huge career back in the nineties with hits like Promise Me, Holding On, Love Scenes, before she took a step out of the limelight to raise her three daughters.
Now she is back writing and touring as good as ever and she will be appearing in Kilkenny, Cork, Kilarney and Dun Laoghaire from the 13th – 16th April.
Again ticket information, times and venues can be found Here
CEO Experiment are the rising stars of the Dublin Jazz scene. They are a trio project with Cote Calmet from Peru on Drums, Leopoldo Osio from Venezuela on Keyboards and Peter Erdei form Hungary on Electric Bass.
They have been receiving a lot of attention in the last 12 months that they have being playing together. They were included in the Jazz on the Terrace “Trio Trio Piano” series early last year and since then they have appeared on the bill at Down with Jazz,The Galway Jazz Festival and The Strut Pop Up Jazz Club event organized by the IMC last November. They have supported The Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet and Christian Scott last Autumn. As if that was not enough the boys were treated to a very special workshop with the great David Liebman in the NCH on Sunday 31st January, a valuable experience they are sure to remember for a long time to come. Watch out for their next outing on the 11th March when they will be opening for Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy fame in The Sugar Club, Dublin.
Friday March 4th will see Abdullah Ibrahim playing a much awaited Solo concert in The National Concert Hall. Dubbed by Nelson Mandela as South Africa’s Mozart Ibrahim has been among a select group of world class jazz artists to emerge out of South Africa. In the 70’s his songs Mannenberg and Soweto were embraced as anthems against Apartheid.
Tickets are available Here.
Mirrors is a new touring project performed by The Lauren Kinsella Sextet in collaboration with The Kilkenny College Senior Choir and the Resurgam Choir. Mirrors is music composed by the late Kenny Wheeler and inspired by the poetry writings of W.B.Yeats, Lewis Carroll and Stevie Smith. The project will be in Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny on Monday 29th February, The Lexicon Theatre, Dun Laoghaire on Tuesday 1st March, again in the Lexicon on the 4th March and Theatre Royal, Waterford on the 5th April.
The tour has been organised by Allen Smith of Jazz on the Terrace. The two Dun Laoghaire dates are co-promoted with The IMC. Allen has been a stalwart of presenting wonderfully unique and innovative projects for several years and is indeed one of the founding fathers of the Improvised Music Company.
Long may he keep up the good work!
Edel Meade has a wonderful new show out A Tribute to Lady Day. She is touring it throughout Ireland and on the 27th February she will be at the Wexford Arts Centre performing with Hugh Buckley on Guitar, Cormac O’Brien on Bass and Ciaran Wilde on Saxophone. The concert starts at 8.30pm and tickets priced at €15.00 can be purchased from the venue.