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OpenJazz 2004

OpenJazz 2004 - music is for everybody

Sunday 14th March 12am - 6 pm, adm free
Temple Bar Music Centre
Curved St. Temple Bar D2.

6 hours of free performances, showcases and workshops by Ireland's leading jazz musicians!

After a three-year break, one of Ireland's biggest free events for music fans is back and OpenJazz 04 takes place on Sunday 14th March in The Temple Bar Music Centre, as part of The St Patrick's Festival programme of free events for Dublin.

Irish jazz is in great shape, with unprecedented numbers playing the music, learning instruments and attending concerts, and OpenJazz is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about this exciting musical tradition.

There'll be performances throughout the day from the best in new and established Irish jazz groups, taking you on a guided tour of it's rich history, from blues to bebop and beyond.

Performances start at midday and continue throughout the day, in addition to showcases, workshops and master classes, and its all free.

Ireland finest players will be showing how its done in The Music Centre basement, where there'll be twenty four different workshops on everything from guitar, bass, drums, piano, percussion, saxophone, flute, and more. There are plenty of opportunities for learning, especially if you're interested in getting started on an instrument.

With so much music under one roof, there really is something for everyone, and Ireland's leading musicians are waiting to share it with you at OpenJazz 04. There's no cover charge, all you need to bring is an open mind and everybody's welcome, especially families and younger people.

Performance Schedule

TIME Auditorium Performance


Phil Ware Trio
vintage swinging piano trio to get things moving from Phil Ware, Dave Redmond and Myles Drennan


Ellen Demos & Mike Neilsen
probing improvised music for voice and guitar as Ellen and Mike launch their new duo cd.


exhilerating jazz fusion from five of Dublin’s leading musicians, including saxophonist Michael Buckley and guitarist Jimmy Smith


The first jazz recipients of Music Network’s prestigious Musicwide Award, Organics are reinventing the classic sound of Hammond organ, guitar and drums


Tudo E Bem
There’s more to Brazil than bossa nova and Tudo E Bem brings together leading musicians like Ronan Guilfoyle, Tommy Halferty, Sean Carpio and others to pay homage to this rhythmic wonderland.


Kai Big Band
OJ04 goes for the big finish with Kai Big Band, saxophonist Nick Roth’s assembly of Ireland’s best emerging musicians, playing originals and classic charts from Mingus and Ellington.

Workshop Schedule



Latin Percussion with Conor Guilfoyle

Meet the saxophone with Sean MacErlaine

trio jazz with Evidence

meet the guitar with Hugh Buckley

meet the double bass with Dave Redmond


trad meets jazz with Peter Browne

jazz voices with Dorothy Murphy

the rhythm section with Ronan & Conor Guilfoyle

further guitar with Tommy Halferty

meet the piano with Greg Felton


meet the drums woth Conor Guilfoyle

further jazz bass with Ronan Guilfoyle

tango and beyond wioth Ariel Hernandez

jazz & electronica with Roy Carroll

further piano with Phil Ware


further drums with Conor Guilfoyle

further saxophone with Jamie Oehlers

free improv with Mike Nielsen

meet the trombone with Karl Ronan

meet the flute with Ellen Cranitch

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