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Tommy Halferty Trio featuring Seamus Blake

World reknowned saxophonist Seamus Blake will perform with The Tommy Halferty Trio at the home of Jazz & Blues in Dublin on Saturday the 13th of Feb. 2016.

A unique collaboration between acclaimed saxophonist Seamus Blake and One of Ireland’s finest jazz trios.

New York based Tenor Saxophonist:Composer Seamus Blake is recognized as one of the finest exponents of contemporary jazz. His music is known for its sophistication, bold improvisations and “sheer swagger". John Scofield, who hired Seamus for his Quiet Band, called him “extraordinary, a total saxophonist.” 

Seamus Blake’s recent releases, Live at Smalls, Bellwether and Live in Italy, have garnered considerable critical praise for his masterful playing, his fine compositional skills and for his facility as a leader. Described as “a knockout”, “one of the elite albums of the year” and “as exhilarating as a shot of espresso”, it is on many Top of the Year lists. 

Jazz Guitarist Tommy Halferty has been performing & composing for the last 30 years and in that time has gained a wealth of experience performing with musicians from all over the world such as Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Norma Winstone. Halferty's latest group features one of Ireland's most experienced rhythm sections Dave Redmond on Double-Bass and Kevin Brady on Drums. To date, the trio have been performing Halferty's exciting and energetic new original compositions which feature a blend of improvised music, swing, rock and blues. The Tommy Halferty Trio has proven to be a well integrated ensemble and have become one of the most successful jazz trios in Ireland.

Assured to be one of the highlights of the music calendar!!

Featuring:

Seamus Blake - Tenor Sax (U.S.)
Tommy Halferty - Guitar
Dave Redmond - Double Bass
Kevin Brady - Drums

Saturday 13th of Feb. 2016
JJ Smyths Jazz & Blues Club
12 Aungier Street
Dublin.2
www.jjsmyths.com

Doors: 9:00pm
Music: 9:30pm
Adm: €15