IMC 2021 retrospective
It’s been yet another exceptional year for us all at Improvised Music Company and we’re very grateful for your continued support. We hope you’ll have a musical Christmas and a very happy new year, and we’ve gathered together some gift ideas and a selection box of our favourite things from the past year for you to enjoy over the holidays.
Call to participate in Arts Council’s Music Policy Survey
The Arts Council plans to produce a Music Policy and Strategy in 2022 to guide its decision-making in relation to music, and has begun a process of widespread consultation to inform its development.
For jazz professionals, it is absolutely essential to contribute specifically to this survey.
Limerick Jazz launches inaugural Young Irish Jazz Musician Event with Improvised Music Company
The search for Ireland’s best young jazz musician is on. Limerick Jazz in association with Improvised Music Company will host the first ever Young Irish Jazz Musician 2022 in University Concert Hall, Limerick on the evening of Sunday 10th April 2020. Finalists will perform with a Limerick Jazz house band for a panel of judges, led by world-renowned composer and legendary Limerick musician Bill Whelan.
Craig Taborn returns to Dublin in 2022
In Shadow Plays, Craig explores sounds and silences, swirling colours, densities and forms, creating new music with both poetic imagination and an iron grip on his material. His control of his craft, as he unerringly creates narratives and structures from the hint of a revealed pattern, following where intuition and experience lead him, is extraordinary.
Dynamic Afrobeat Series this December
Dynamic rhythms enliven the dark winter days this December at the Sugar Club with a three-part live series of Afro-beat Evenings from Improvised Music Company, Choice Cuts, and Dublin City Council.
Presented as part of Dublin City Council’s Live Local Performance Scheme supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport & Media.
IMC Navigator Jazz Residencies: Nick Roth at Ballina Arts Centre, Co. Mayo.
IMC is pleased to announce the fourth and final part of the new Navigator Jazz residency programme taking place in 2021, at Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo, in December and will welcome saxophonist, composer, producer and educator, Nick Roth.
Fun Size Jazz - Northwest Edition - update.
Improvised Music Company, The Ark, and Sligo Jazz Project are rescheduling Fun Size Jazz Northwest which will now take place in Spring 2022.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with Christine Tobin
Renowned for her kaleidoscopic musical palette, she can be a junkyard blues philosopher, snappy beat seductress, a conduit for exquisite zen-like harmonies or reflective Americana. Dublin native Christine has been an integral part of both the New York City and London scenes for many years, has recently returned to Ireland and now resides in Roscommon. Ahead of her November show, Christine shares her thoughts on coming home, re-connecting with audiences, and the healing power of music.