IMC Team Members
Kenneth Killeen is the Artistic Director of Improvised Music Company (IMC), Ireland’s leading promoter of jazz & ethnic music and a dedicated resource organisation for Irish jazz musicians. Kenneth has been professionally involved in the music industry since the mid 90’s, as a musician, teacher, promoter and producer, and has enjoyed the opportunity to work with many great artists from Ireland and abroad. Kenneth studied jazz guitar at Newpark and ran a successful jazz & contemporary improv venue in Dublin for 5 years, before joining IMC as General Manager in 2005. His current role as Artistic Director includes curating the IMC’s programming content, it's four festivals, as well as implementing IMC’s resource strategy and development.
Adam Nolan joined the IMC team as Production Manager and Developmental Officer in 2018. A graduate of the BIMM Institute, he has many years of experience in all areas of music production and event management, working with Dublin Institute of Technology, and KnockanStockan Music & Arts Festival amongst others. His diverse experience also includes his role as Managing Director of record label Minor Fall Records, and as founder, writer and concert curator/promoter for the music blog The Minor Fall, The Major Lift.
Caitriona O’Mahony joined the IMC team as Administrator and PR Assistant in 2019. A graduate of Cork School of Music, the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague, she has a wide range of experience in music management - programming, managing and promoting festivals and concert series through her work with the East Cork Early Music Festival, Ensemble Dagda, Nano Nagle Place Heritage Centre, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music.
Aoife Concannon joined Improvised Music Company as Marketing Manager in 2011. She has many years experience working with Arts and Music festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe, Galway Arts Festival, Zanzibar International Film Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Bram Stoker festival as well as on a freelance basis for cultural organisations, venues, theatre and dance productions, independent film releases, book publications, exhibitions, music festivals and album releases. Aoife is currently on maternity leave.
IMC Board of Directors
Matthew Jacobson is an Irish drummer, improviser, composer, educator and producer. As well as leading his own groups Insufficient Funs and ReDiviDeR, he regularly tours, performs and records with foremost improvisers all around the world. He is also co-director of independent Irish record label Diatribe, a jazz lecturer at Dublin City University, was recently awarded a PhD from Ulster University and has received numerous awards and scholarships from institutions including Arts of Council of Ireland, Music Network, Fulbright Scholar Award, Berklee College of Music and DunLaoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
Ríona Sally Hartman is a singer, songwriter and music tutor based in Dublin. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Science. Hartman’s debut album Big Starving Thing was released in 2015, described as “finely crafted…fresh and unclichéd” (The Irish Times) and “a rising star” (Lyric FM). She performs with a number of ensembles of various genres in Ireland.
Dermot Rogers is a digital content and e-commerce veteran with extensive, project and program management experience in aviation/travel, utilities, elearning/digital content/publishing, telecoms, banking/finance, education/training. His specialities are in project/program management, people management, team building, customer success, user experience, multi-channel content creation and delivery. Dermot is a passionate music fan, who presents a weekly music program on DublinCityFM.
Pauline is a qualified Accounting Technician of 30 years gathering her experience in both the corporate and not-for-profit sector and is currently Finance Manager with Pieta. Pauline holds a diploma in classical guitar and an honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She has a strong involvement in the arts and is a student with the TUD Jazz Conservatoire and is active as a vocalist and guitarist with Jazzabelles, a female-led jazz collective, and indie band Akrobat.