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CoisCéim introduces a new beat this January with their latest performance The Piece With The Drums by David Bolger

Combining high energy jazz notes and upbeat rhythms, the performance is set to lift audiences from their Winter blues

CoisCéim, one of Ireland’s leading dance companies, presents their latest jazz inspired performance, The Piece With the Drums from 17th- 28rd January, 2023 in Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Building on the critical success of GO TO THE BLAZES, David Bolger and CoisCéim present a pulsating, magical theatrical experience, driving a dance narrative between dancer and percussion. 

Directed and choreographed by David Bolger, with music, beats and everything in between by pioneering Jazz percussionist Conor Guilfoyle, this major new work is a colourful exploration of relationships, spirituality, and our connection to rhythm, life and the cosmos. It showcases the jazz drum kit and its elements, breaking down the notion of rhythm through the dancers movements, the beats and the very construction of the drum kit itself. In imagining the piece, both David and Conor, look to question the depth of the impact rhythm has on our lives.

The Jones Way Releases New Album “We Are Human”

“WE ARE HUMAN”, the new album of Annalisa Bruschini and Silvia Segatori aka The Jones Way is available from today, 11th November 2022, on all digital platforms.

The new work of the Bray-based band, established in 2012, comes from the necessity to express themselves. In 10 original songs, “We Are Human” enhances the intricacy of the human being, how fragile and vulnerable we all are, but still so beautiful and strong. Moreover, they talk about fundamental values such as acceptance and love for oneself, the empathy towards others and the  respect for the Earth.

Musically speaking, this new work sounds more mature, the complexity of its realization fully reflects the professional and personal growth of the two Artists; they challenged themselves with a continuous research of new sounds, playing around with vocal harmonizations, orchestrations and electronic music elements.

Tales from the far Side 01.12.22 Another Big Band Bash

On this edition you can hear another blast of magnificent Big Band Jazz with contributions by the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider Bib Band, John Beasley's Monk'estra, the Electric Ladyland Orchestra, the WDR Big Band with Fred Hersch and also with Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez and Ronnie Cuber

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