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.
International Jazz Day
30th April 2019 is International Jazz Day, and we want to put Irish jazz on the International map!
A REVIEW: Highlights from January-March 2019 with IMC
Activities and News that you might have missed from the first 3 months of 2019 with IMC
Artist Q&A: Matthew Berrill, The Commons
'Shared experience is integral to all our lives'.
On the 29th March, a historic day for Europe, some of Britain and Ireland's finest improvising musicians come together for The Commons, a collective statement by improvising musicians of Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland that, despite potential sea changes politically, music will always flow freely across any borders, and belongs ultimately to no-one. Rather, it is us who belong to it.
The Commons was spearheaded by saxophonist Nick Roth in collaboration with other artists including Galway-based saxophonist Matthew Berrill and Welsh pianist Huw Warren. We spoke to Matthew about the links in music across Britain and Ireland, and how essential travel is for music and culture.
Open Call for Irish Musicians! IMC want to showcase your music at jazzahead!
The world’s biggest industry event for jazz and improvised music takes place in April, in Bremen, Germany & Improvised Music Company will be representing Irish jazz musicians in multiple ways at this important event. Read on to see how you can directly be a part of this showcase through our VR showcasing platform and Irish jazz audio playlist
Behind the Scenes: Artist Q&A with Chris Guilfoyle, Oxygen Thief
Guitarist Chris Guilfoyle says Oxygen Thief's music aims to reimagine the traditional confines of the jazz guitar trio by blending elements of math rock and electronica together with jazz. Ahead of Oxygen Thief's performance with vocalist Aleka at Signal Series, 26th March at The Wild Duck, Chris shared some of his thoughts about political motivations for music-making, thinking of breath when working with singers, and inspiration from other musicians.
Behind The Scenes: Artist Q&A with Kevin Lawlor
Described as 'the leading voice of jazz in the south-east of Ireland', Kevin Lawlor is a jazz drummer, composer and educator based Wexford. Ahead of the Kevin Lawlor Quintet's performance at Signal Series, Tuesday 26th March (doors 8pm) at The Wild Duck, we chatted to Kevin about inspiration from family and life, learning through collaborative creation, and reasons to write music.