Notes from Irish jazz: Kevin Lawlor, Wexford
For our Notes from Irish Jazz series, we're shining a light on some of the people who create the jazz scene around Ireland! Wexford-based musician and educator Kevin Lawlor gave us some insight into the jazz scene in Wexford and the south-east.
Sixth Piece: Paul Dunlea
The 6th piece in the Piece by Piece series comes from virtuoso trombonist, composer, and arranger Paul Dunlea, who is in demand across genres. His original music builds on his gift for strongly flowing melodies with a tight sense of groove, and an ability to paint evocative pictures in sound. Paul talked to us about his experience of improvising and the Piece by Piece project ahead of his performance on Friday 15th May, 20:00 GMT+1.
Fifth Piece: Cora Venus Lunny
The 5th concert in the Piece by Piece series comes from violinist Cora Venus Lunny. Lunny is well-known for her pedigree in classical and traditional music, playing with artists from Nigel Kennedy to Sinead O’Connor. As an improviser and composer, she brings her virtuoso technique on violin and viola together with a fascination with consciousness and groove, to bring the dizzying heights of contemporary classical string playing into jazz and folk-influenced soundworlds. Cora talked to us about her approach to improvisation and reflections on the current crisis, ahead of her performance on Friday 8th May, 20:00 GMT+1
Notes from Irish Jazz: Ellen Cranitch, Galway Jazz Festival
We're coming up to International Jazz Day this Thurday 30th April, and we're shining a light on some of the people who create the jazz scene around Ireland! To give us an insight into jazz in Galway, we chatted to Ellen Cranitch, musician, broadcaster and Director of Galway Jazz Festival.
Notes from Irish Jazz Education: Mike Nielsen, TU Dublin
We're coming up to International Jazz Day this Thurday 30th April, and we're shining a light on some of the people who create the jazz scene around Ireland! To give us an insight into the education of jazz musicians in Ireland we chatted to TU Dublin's head of Jazz Performance, Mike Nielsen.
Notes from Irish Jazz: Eddie Lee, Sligo Jazz Project
We're coming up to International Jazz Day this Thurday 30th April, and we're shining a light on some of the people who create the jazz scene around Ireland! Giving us an insight into jazz and improvised music in Sligo, we chatted to Eddie Lee, bassist/composer/educator and Artistic Director of Sligo Jazz Project.
Fourth Piece: Cormac McCarthy
Composer, pianist and arranger Cormac McCarthy brings to bear a background across traditional, jazz, and classical music in his music. We chatted to Cormac about his approach to improvisation ahead of his contribution to the Piece by Piece series on Friday 1st May.
International Jazz Day, Thursday 30th April 2020
Thursday 30th April 2020 is International Jazz Day, and we want to celebrate Irish jazz! Find out how you can enjoy and celebrate Irish jazz for the day, with online content, playlists, albums and lots of other enjoyable things!