Guy Barker & Hugh Buckley Galway Jazz
From London & Dublin, Guy Barker & Hugh Buckley
Sunday 23rd November, 8pm, €15
The Crane Bar, 2 Sea Road, Galway
Guy Barker – trumpet |Hugh Buckley – guitar | Justin Carroll – keys | Dan Bodwell – bass |Shane O'Donovan – drums
Riffling at dazzling speed through classic jazz-trumpet styles, there's a pull between craftsman and artist in Guy Barker, the UK's best jazz trumpeter." – The Guardian
"Buckley's great strength is the balance he strikes between creativity and accessibility. The Dubliner never loses sight of the audience and knows how to keep the band in the groove." – Sunday Tribune
One of our finest guitarists brings the festival to a swinging conclusion. Hugh Buckley is among the more unassuming figures on the Irish scene, but his resume of international associations speaks volumes for the esteem in which he's held elsewhere, and this engaging and creative soloist has worked with stellar figures like Georgie Fame. Of late, soul and gospel nuances are increasingly to the fore, idioms with which trumpeter Guy Barker is intimately familiar, gleaned from an extraordinary career that has seen the brilliant Londoner share the stage with everyone from Ornette Coleman to Frank Sinatra.