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Metier - Dublin

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
Arts Office


Country House Concerts
Autumn Series 2009

Metier dlr Jazz Ensemble in Residence

Premiere of ‘First Thought, Best Thought’, by Nils Wogram.

Nils Wogram - Trombone

Michael Buckley - Saxes

Joe O’Callaghan -Guitar

Justin Carroll - Piano

Ronan Guilfoyle - Bass

Sean Carpio - Drums

'When composing I was imagining Ronan Guilfoyle’s concept of music and the sound of Métier - a set of music with various hints towards the great tradition in jazz combined with new concepts of form and improvisation.’ Nils Wogram

As Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council's Jazz Ensemble in Residence, the band is the first of its kind here, following similar initiatives around Ireland in classical music, and is just one strand of an innovative project that has also featured schools workshops and performances by international artists like cellist Vincent Courtois.

With a line up that convenes five of the strongest musicians in Ireland today to play their own compositions, Metier is a potent assembly, and Michael Buckley (saxophones), Paul Williamson (trumpet), Justin Carroll (piano) and Sean Carpio (drums) join the project's leader, bassist Ronan Guilfoyle, in a quintet that fairly bristles with creative energy.

This new work was commissioned especially for Métier by dlr Arts with the assistance of the Arts Council.

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