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Jazz Mine No. 153 Saturday 14th April 2018

This edition includes music from Louis Stewart with Jim Doherty, Ruba Shamshoum, Indra Rios-Moore, Fred Jackson, Laurence Hobgood Trio with Kurt Elling, Maria Vincent & The Millionaires, The Nordanians, Count Basie Orchestra with Joe Williams & Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. GoGo Penguin and many more.......... Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 12.04.18 Preview of Bray Jazz Festival 2018

On this edition I have a look at some of the appearing artists of this year's Bray jazz Festival with music by Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Linley Hamilton, the Bobo Stenson Trio, Eric Reijseger, Jim Black and others.

Jazz Mine No. 152 Saturday 7th April 2018

In Jazz Mine 152 you will hear from artists such as Aoife Doyle, Phil Ware Trio, Ray Harris & The Fusion Experience, Horace Silver Trio, Peggy Lee and many more.......... Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 05.04.2018 Mostly in Blue with a bit of Blue in Green

On this edition we stay MOSTLY BLUE and asking the question, "why is the colour BLUE so common and so deeply connected with Jazz, in lyrics, song titles, as statement of emotions and even used in names of record labels.

And there will be music by Duke Ellington, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, George Cotsirilos, Joe Henderson, Dianne Reeves, Billie Holiday, Serge Charloff, Louis Armstrong and others.

City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival 2018

The biggest and best Jazz Festival is returning to Derry from 3rd – 7th May 2018.  The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival will be back for its 17th year, featuring artists from all over the world and attracting over 60,000 revellers over the bank holiday weekend.

This year’s headliner is Sir Van Morrison, who will perform in the Millennium Forum on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May.  The multi award winning singer, composer and performer will be showcasing songs from his most recent studio albums Roll with the Punches and Versatile - as well as dipping into some of his greatest and best known hits from undoubtedly one of the most revered back catalogues in music history.

Ocean Blues Music Video

Paris based, Irish vocalist and songwriter, Liv Monaghan, has just released a music film for her song, Ocean Blues, from the EP, Beauty in the Park.

The film is a collaboration with up and coming Italian director, Sara Grimaldi. Following on from Horses, this marks their second music film collaboration.

The song, Ocean Blues, takes us on a surreal journey through both urban and natural landscapes, presenting us with a series of juxtaposed snapshots fused with a retro feel, both lyrically and musically.

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