OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Artist Q&A with Cormac Kenevey
From an initial career as a software consultant, Cormac Kenevey followed his musical dreams to release his first album on the CANDID label in 2006 - This is Living, a collaboration with the exceptionally talented Dublin stalwart Phil Ware and his Trio. This was followed in 2009 by his second album The Art of Dreaming. His tour dates have included locations in London (Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express Dean St), around Europe, and as far afield as Abu Dhabi and Mexico, besides which he has found the time to complete a Masters in Jazz Vocal Performance.Ahead of the Cormac Kenevey Quartet's performance at the Signal Series this Tuesday 28th May, we spoke to Cormac about connecting with lyrics, the nature of words, and the vulnerability of performing your own music.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Artist Q&A - Paul Dunlea
Although at home in a variety of musical styles, Cork trombonist/composer/arranger Paul Dunlea concentrates primarily on jazz and improvisation and has performed/toured/recorded with the likes of Cassandra Wilson, Frankie Valli, Liam O'Maonlaoi, Mick Flannery, Peter Washington, Billy Drummond, The Crash Ensemble, & Brian Deady. Ahead of the Paul Dunlea Quintet's performance at Signal Series on 28th May, we chatted to Paul about working as a composer with creative improvising musicians, inspirations from family and kids, and exciting upcoming projects blending different styles of music.
Cormac Kenevey performs at Nafplion Jazz Festival
Improvised Music Company are excited to announce that critically-acclaimed Dublin jazz singer Cormac Kenevey will this year be performing at Greece’s Nafplion Jazz Festival, taking place at the end of June 2019
Ireland at InJazz Rotterdam
With all details announced today at jazzahead!, we’re happy to say there will be a significant Irish presence at InJazz in Rotterdam, with IMC Director Kenneth Killeen sitting on discussion panels, performance from Dublin-based band Alarmist, and the announcement of our 12 Points Festival 2019 artists.
ÄTSCH perform at jazzahead! Club Night
In 2018, Dublin-based quartet ÄTSCH were the first ever Irish band to perform at jazzahead!’s Club Night. This year, they have been invited to return and perform for a second year, taking their place amongst a host of respected European bands.
IMC partners in collaborative European project Jazz Connective 2019-2020
Exciting plans ahead in this collaborative artistic and professional exchange project between seven different European organisations.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Artist Q&A - Matthew Jacobson, ReDiviDeR
ReDiviDeR was established by drummer Matthew Jacobson in 2007 as a creative outlet for his compositions as well as his somewhat perverse fascination with anagrams. Ahead of their performance at International Jazz Day's edition of Signal Series, Tuesday 30th April, we chatted to Matthew about musical experiences that shaped him, the spontaneous possibilities of ReDiviDeR's performances, and the drive behind writing music.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Artist Q&A - Aoife Doyle
Aoife Doyle’s unique, expressive voice is equally at home with jazz, folk, country, bluegrass or blues and her singing can evoke memories of the sophisticated, velvet tones of Ella Fitzgerald, the earthy, sweet lyricism of Patsy Cline or the straight-up country clarity of Alison Krauss. Ahead of the Aoife Doyle Band's performance at our International Jazz Day edition of Signal Series, Aoife shared with us some of her thoughts about the unique connection of making music with people, the expressive power of song, and society's support for musicians.