Libor Smoldas & Nigel Clark

Fri, Jun 15th at 8.30pm
Venue: Bagots Hutton LIVE, 6 Ormond Quay, Dublin 7

Adm: €12.00 Reserved Seating €15.00 (Dinner & Show €38.00)

Featuring:

Libor Smoldas - Guitar
Nigel Clark - Guitar


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As part of our international jazz series we have the pleasure in presenting two incredible guitar talents in an intimate and duo performance at Bagots Hutton LIVE.  Libor Smoldas and Nigel Clark are two very gifted virtuosos. Both with a wealth of experience behind them. WE now look forward to seeing them both perform for one night only at Dublin’s best music room. 

Bio – Libor Smoldas

Prague is home to one of Europe’s top jazz guitarists Libor Smoldas.

Besides leading Czech and European musicians he has worked, toured and recorded with international stars such as bassists Jay Anderson and George Mraz, drummers Jeff Ballard and Adam Nussbaum, organists Sam Yahel, Ondrej Pivec and Brian Charette and legendary saxophonist Bobby Watson. Libor’s concert activities include four continents, most European countries, USA, Australia, China, cities like New York, Brisbane, Washington, Dublin, Denver, Sydney, Beijing, Istanbul, Milan, Melbourne, Berlin and London including the world’s most prestigious jazz clubs such as Pizza express, Smalls, Iridium, Blue Note, Dear Head Inn, and Bennetts Lane. 

Libor has released multiple albums both as a leader and a sideman. Still so young, at age of 35, Libor is widely considered to be one of the best jazz musicians in the Czech Republic and a leading representative of his generation. Critics appreciate his smooth, melodic approach backed by apparent love of jazz. 

The leading Czech guitarist” – LondonJazzNews, UK 

“Europe’s rising young jazz star “ – All About Jazz, USA

“One of the fastest-rising talents on the Prague jazz scene.” – The Prague Post, CZ 

“A warm, inventive straight-ahead guitarist with some great ideas and the chops to

express them.” – Jazz Express, USA

Bio – Nigel Clark

Nigel Clark is one of the UK’s top acoustic guitarists. He was the guitarist and arranger with eighties’ chart band Hue & Cry before going on to an illustrious career playing, recording – and touring the world. He has worked with such supreme talents as Moya Brennan of Clannad, soul music superstar Gloria Gaynor, jazz diva Carol Kidd, the giants of European jazz guitar; Jan Akkerman and Philip Catherine and American jazz icons Steve Swallow and Carla Bley. He has also worked with multi award winning cinema composers Craig Armstrong and Brian Byrne. Born in Scotland, Nigel began his professional career at the age of eighteen in London. He now lives in Dublin Ireland.

Projects;

  • With the Irish songwriter Colette Cassidy he released an album of original songs “Confetti Falling In The Rain” (2017).

  • With the Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis he released the album “Reflecting The Seasons” the music of Antonio Vivaldi for Sony Classical Records (2016).

  • With the jazz guitarist Hugh Buckley he released a duets album “The Day Of The Duo” (2015).

  • With violinist Tim Kliphuis and the Stellenbosch Camerata he has recorded special arrangements of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos… release on Sony Classical Records, September 2018.


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