O’Brien / Downes / O’Donovan Trio
Kit Downes - Piano
Cormac O’Brien - Double Bass
Shane O’Donovan - Drums
Cormac OBrien and Kit Downes have had a long musical association, starting out as sidemen in the same band and eventually founding the quartet Gamerz, alongside Matt Halpin and Shane O'Donovan. They appear in trio format this time, joined again by Shane O'Donovan in the cosy surrounds of the Cobalt Cafe.
Kit Downes is a BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated, solo recording artist for ECM Records. He has toured the world with artists such as Squarepusher and Thomas Strønen. He has written commissions for Cheltenham Music Festival, London Contemporary Orchestra, Stavanger Konserthus, Cologne Philharmonie, BBC Radio 3 and the Wellcome Trust.
Cormac O’Brien is one of Dublin’s most prominent double bass players and he has performed and recorded with many of Ireland’s finest musicians, such as Louis Stewart and Tommy Halferty, and international artists international artists including Bobby Watson, Pete Churchill and Marshall Gilkes.
Shane O'Donovan is a Dublin based drummer and producer. Currently very active on the Dublin jazz scene, Shane is involved in a number of projects alongside some of Ireland's leading jazz musicians. Shane also teaches drums and jazz performance on the Bachelor of Arts in Jazz and Contemporary Music degree at DCU.