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Dublin City Jazz Orchestra Residency

The Big Band is Back. 17 piece Dublin City Jazz Orchestra swing into a residency every Monday in November at the Button Factory.

Dublin City Jazz Orchestra

Button Factory Band In-Residence November 2009

5 week residency
The Button Factory (formerly Temple Bar Music Centre), Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Starts Monday 2nd November 2009, and then every Monday for five weeks.
Doors: 8pm
Admission €10 on the door

Ciaran Wilde | Kelan Walsh – baritone | Alex Mathias | Rob Gerrathy | Nick Roth
Raymond Martin | Dan Healy | Eamon Nolan | Mark Adams
Paul Frost | Karl Ronan | Colm O’Hara | Jim Clarke

Hugh Buckley - Guitar | Cormac O’Brien- bass | Stephen Kelly- drums | James Dunne – percussion
Piano – Phil Ware

Warm up those cold November Mondays with some hot Jazz at The Button Factory with the second residency of the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, a 17 piece band formed in 2007.

Then called the Dublin City Big Band, the group was formed by Ciaran Wilde and Raymond Martin to showcase to children in the Ballymun Wind project the full experience of a Big Band sound to inspire their own musical projects. After this, they went on to play the Electric Picnic 2008 at the IMC World Music Stage, the reaction for which has spurred this residency into being, which is good news for Dubliners who want to have a great time dancing whilst appreciating fine musicianship.

The orchestra features 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, Piano, bass, drums and guitar all from professional full-time musicians who represent some of the finest in Europe including the likes of Sketches of Now guitarist Hugh Buckley, leader of his piano trio, Phil Ware and Nick Roth, band leader of Klezmer group Yurodny. All musicians are prominent in both Irish and international scenes.
As individual session musicians members have performed and recorded with the likes of U2, Oasis, Van Morrison, The Symphony and Concert Orchestra, Movie soundtracks and top visiting artists like Dave Liebman, John Faddis, and Bobby Watson.

On Monday night in the Button Factory you can here the band play music the musicians love to play themselves with arrangements by our own Irish arrangers Brian Byrne, David O’Rourke, Cormac McCarthy as well as USA arrangers, Thad Jones, Count Bassey as well as Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, and Oliver Nelson.

So Dubliners grab your suits and skirts, shine your shoes and swing on the dance floor of the Button Factory every November Monday to the old sound of the Big Band.

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