Memories of Down With Jazz
Our very first live event after COVID-19, Down With Jazz returned to Meeting House Square in September 2021, with a bang, proving that you can't keep good jazz down!
“The festival with a sense of humour” [The Irish Times] harks back to 1930s Ireland when jazz and ‘foreign’ music was seen by the Catholic Church as a filthy force of corruption. A repressive ‘anti-jazz’ campaign arose to ban jazz from the dance halls and airwaves of Ireland, and protect the ‘morality’ of the sons and daughters of Erin. Today’s Down With Jazz festival connects 21st century Ireland’s vibrant and diverse music scene, with this notorious period in our social history, through a tongue-in-cheek presentation of some of the hottest jazz and improvised music acts around!
Artist Opportunity - Fun Size Jazz - Northwest Edition
Improvised Music Company in partnership with The Ark and Sligo Jazz Project is seeking applications from professional artists in jazz and improvised music for short ‘scratch’ performances aimed at young audiences.
OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS Q&A with Kevin Brady on ‘Plan B’
Acclaimed Irish jazz drummer, composer, and educator, Kevin Brady celebrates The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet’s upcoming worldwide album release of Plan B with Ubuntu Records.
IMC Navigator Jazz Residencies: Ríona Sally Hartman at The Courthouse, Tinahely House, Co. Wicklow
IMC is pleased to announce the third part of the new Navigator jazz residency programme taking place in 2021, which will see bi-lingual vocalist, composer and songwriter, Ríona Sally Hartman in residence in The Courthouse Venue at Tinahely, Co Wicklow for ten days during October.
IMC seeks new board members
Improvised Music Company is seeking to appoint new members to its Board of Directors, to assist us in the vibrant development of creative improvised music in Ireland. We are particularly seeking candidates with corporate sector, fund-raising development experience, candidates with charitable organisation and non-profit experience, or candidates with strategic and business planning experience, however we welcome applications from any candidates who feel they have other skills to advance IMC’s mission.
Your thoughts on returning to live music
We'd love to hear thoughts from our wonderful audience on returning to live music! If you can, please take 30 seconds to answer a few very quick questions to help us as we plan for getting back to live music. Thank you!
Seeking interest in ESB/Business to Arts Brighter Futures Fund
Improvised Music Company are seeking expressions of interest from artists who are interested in applying in partnership to ESB / Business to Arts’ Brighter Future Arts Fund - deadline: 8th September 2021.
IMC’s Creative About Music Podcast returns with a season of Blind Date Jazz
Improvised Music Company’s Creative About Music Podcast is back from Monday 2nd August, with a season of seven musical blind dates, bringing our Blind Date Jazz series into a purely audio experience. The series brings listening and creative improvisation into focus, with pairs of Ireland’s leading improvisers coming into the studio to create an exciting, new, musical conversation.
Neither musician has any idea who they are playing with.