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Alfa Mist announces a headline show for Whelans, Dublin 8th December 2021

To celebrate the release of his brand-new album ‘Bring Backs’ due for release on Friday, 23rd April 2021, Alfa Mist has announced a headline show for Whelans, Dublin 8th December 2021.  Tickets will go on sale Friday, 16th April 2021 at 10AM from Tickets.ie and Ticketmaster.ie

First teaching himself to produce beats as a schoolkid in East Ham, London, Alfa then went on to discover jazz through the sampling of hip-hop of producers like Hi-tek, Madlib and J Dilla. Delving deeper, he taught himself the piano by ear as a means to dissect these formative records’ harmonic intricacies, gradually forming his own production style of head-nodding rhythms combined with the immediacy of jazz improvisation, all tied together with a pervasive sense of melody.

Ballydehob Announces the Annual Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2021

Ballydehob Jazz Festival has against all the odds this year rolled out another outstanding festival programme featuring some of Irelands finest contemporary Jazz artists.

May Bank Holiday Weekend ( 30th April – 3rd May)

While we will not be taking to the streets this May Bank Holiday Weekend or piling into venues to watch live music , Ballydehob Village have been working hard to plan events so we can celebrate the Community, the Art and the Music that makes this the best small festival in the West!

Last year BJF, which has been running since 2007, had to go online and like all of Ireland, the streets went quiet.  

“It’s been the strangest, toughest year in anyone’s living memory and we’re still not out of it yet, but the show must go on. We had to ask ourselves what we can do to keep musicians and artist going. Not to mention to bring a bit of life back to the streets, “

Joseph O’Leary, Ballydehob Jazz Festival Director.

Jazz Mine No. 301 Trad Jazz Special Saturday 10th April 2021

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Joe Sullivan, Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, The Bud Freeman Trio, Luis Russell's Hot Six, Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 08.04.21 Floating down the River of Jazz, a sound adventure

On this edition I'ld like to take you on a musical journey by gliding down the River of Sound into some River-themed Jazz fairytales with music by Renee Rosnes, John Scofield, Larry Grenadier, the 29th Street Saxophone Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock, James Carter, Christian McBride, Tom Rainey+Obbligato, Keith Jarrett and others.

Jazz Mine No. 300 Easter Saturday 3rd April 2021

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Chris Barber featuring Ottilie Patterson, Asta Hiroki featuring Lalin St. Juste, Matthew Halpin, Zoophyte, Nigel Clark and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Nigel Mooney "Mooney's Blues" Fund it Campaign Launched

Nigel Mooney is widely regarded as Ireland's leading jazz singer and guitarist. A charismatic figure on the Dublin jazz and blues scenes since the early 1980's, his Gripewater Blues Band spearheaded the blues movement in Ireland and drew many fans of both jazz and the blues. Mooney’s much-anticipated fourth album sees him collaborating with some well-known players in the recent history of jazz to create his finest work yet.

A fund it campaign has been launched to help the album come to fruition.