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The Hot Box #034 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 12 – The Letter L & M (part 1)

The letter M is the most popular opener for surnames, and pianist aren’t excepted, so the M file is to spread over two shows, PLUS we complete the L file with popular Irish-based pianist and composer, Greg Lloyd.  And - another double L, Lou Levy, one of the most revered vocal accompanists of all time.

Gentlemen and Gangsters headline Guinness Kinsale Jazz Fest 2018!

~ Exciting programme announced with over 100 free gigs ~

If you’re looking for a mix of jazz and coastal beauty over the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival weekend, then swing on down to the picturesque town of Kinsale! 

The Guinness Kinsale Jazz ‘Fringe’ Festival has just announced an exciting line-up of more than 100 free gigs for the October bank holiday weekend, including Gentlemen & Gangsters, who will headline at various venues over the weekend. The popular seaside town serves up an extra helping of jazz over the weekend and plays a perfect compliment to the main festival jam packed with headline acts in Cork City Centre.

Jazz Mine No. 176 Saturday 29th September 2018

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear from artists such as Charlie Haden, Roger Beaujolais Quartet, Shirley Bassey, Chip Stevens Trio, Jeff Hamiltin Trio, Hank Mobley, The Dave Brubeck Quartet & Soft Machine Legacy and many more........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 27.09.2018

With the Irish Jazz Festival still in full swing all through the autumn and with the shining lights of the LIMERICK, GALWAY and CORK JAZZ FESTIVAL around the corner I feature some of the appearing artists who have visit or are visiting our shores. And on this edition you can hear music from Linley Hamilton, Julian Siegel, Paul Dunlea, the Julia Hülsmann Trio, Liane Carroll and the Renegade Brass Band among others.

Galway Jazz Festival 2018 - The Best Of Irish

Galway Jazz Festival is delighted to present some of Ireland's finest jazz musicians at this year's festival.

Tommy Halferty, world renowned guitarist, composer, and literature lover, will perform his own suite, for nine players, inspired by the works of Albert Camus. Capable of high octane improvisation as well as soulful lyricism, Tommy will play two other gigs during the festival.

Jazz Mine No. 175 Saturday 22nd. September 2018

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear from artists such as Linley Hamilton, Aoife Doyle & Julien Siegel ( as part of Partisans ). Limerick Jazz Festival. Classic albums tracks from Jackie McClean ( pictured ), Lester Young & Harry Edison plus Grant Green and many more........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 20.09.18 The love relationship of Brazilian Music and Jazz

On this edition I explore the very fruitful and hot-blooded relationship of Brazilian Music and Jazz, which reaches back to the stunning collaboration between Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto and is still strong, adventurous and colourful in our modern time. You can hear musical declaration of love to both genres by Stefano Bollani, Charlie Byrd, Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Oscar Castro-Neves, Milton Banana, Uri Caine, Hamilton de Holanda, Eddie Daniels, Egberto Gismonti, Charlie Haden and others. So come on in and So danco Samba, so danco Samba ......

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