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The Hot Box #091 - Christmas 2022

The 91st Hot Box takes a look at Christmas (already!)

A selection of jazz from all eras that celebrates or satirises Christmas from the personal collection of Donald Helme.

Write Record Perform

New residency and development opportunity for jazz and improvising musicians

Triskel Arts Centre and Improvised Music Company are pleased to announce a new edition of the WRITE RECORD PERFORM residency programme in partnership. 

This programme of WRITE RECORD PERFORM will allow a professional musician working in jazz or creative improvised music dedicated time, space and budget to develop a new musical concept in a holistic way. The work will be developed from its initial stages, professionally recorded, and finally, given premiere performances for audiences at Triskel in Cork and in Dublin. 

With a budget of up to €10,000 for the project, the artist will also have physical space to develop work at Triskel in Cork and at Improvised Music Company’s Space Programme location in Dublin. Mentorship and guidance will also be available for the artist from Triskel and IMC.

Tales from the far Side 17.11.22 Devilish good Jazz

On this week's edition you can hear some devilish good Jazz, Jazz that addresses Lucifer and his "Playlist" of Devil's Music with contributions by Don Ellis, Wayne Escoffery, Ahmad Jamal, Earl Hilnes, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Shorty Rodgers, Art Pepper, John Abercrombie and others

Tales from the far Side 03.11.22. Memories of Summer as the longer nights draw in

On this edition I play some jazz with the theme of carrying memories of the summer as our longer nights draw in with music by Mildred Bailey, Ben Wendel, Sarah Vaughan, Oscar Peterson, Trevor Watkis, Dizzy Reece and others