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New Irish Jazz Orchestra with Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador, Martin Hayes Returns to Cork

The New Irish Jazz Orchestra, directed by Ireland’s premier Jazz export, Paul Dunlea, returns to CIT Cork School Of Music featuring the inimitable fiddle player and Ireland’s Cultural Ambassador, Martin Hayes as its special guest on Sunday 16th June for a special matinee performance at 4pm. Paul is hot off a UK tour with Canadian crooner Michael Bublé and will be ready to lead this inimitable orchestra. The concert will also feature original compositions from Irish composers such as Ronan Guilfoyle, Brian Byrne, Cormac McCarthy along with the orchestra’s director Paul Dunlea.

Jazz Mine No. 210 Saturday 1st. June incl. Ian Shaw

Onthis episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Rosario Giuliani, Ian Shaw, Anouar Brahem Trio, Hugh Fraser Quintet featuring Slide Hampton, Dave Holland Quintet and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Talking Jazz with John Daly

A Letter from Limerick

John Daly recalls the modest beginnings of a great jazz festival

When asked by Jazz Ireland to do a blog about the Limerick Jazz Festival, I thought it would be fitting to add some background history of what has been happening, jazz-wise, in Limerick over the past 38 years or so.

Limerick Jazz was founded in 1981 by a core group of dedicated jazz followers, who set in motion a jazz society which they probably never imagined would still be alive and well all these years later. Now recognised as the longest running jazz society on the island of Ireland, it has also proved to be one of the most productive. Having been quoted as “carrying well above its weight” on more than one occasion, it has brought some of the biggest names in jazz to the mid-west. Without the vision of the founders it’s hard to imagine jazz of this standard being a regular occurrence in the City.

Jazz Mine No. 209 Saturday 25th. May 2019 incl. Lew Tabackin Quartet

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Roberto Magris Europlane featuring Herb Geller, CEO Experiment, The Roger Beaujolais Italian Trio, Fred Hersch & The WDR Big Band and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 23.05.19 Introducing Westport Jazz

On this edition I would like to introduce you to Westport Jazz, an initiative with the aim to bring more Jazz to Co. Mayo and I talk to Elizabeth Healy one of the organizers about the upcoming gig if the RBG Trio (Dave Redmond, Kevin Brady + Meilana Gillard) and further plans. You can hear Music from the three artists and a selection of Elizabeth's favourite Jazz records. Introducing WESTPORT JAZZ -A Jazz fanfare from the West!

The Hot Box #044 – New Releases May 2019

There are so many new and exciting releases that have come up recently that we have decided to postpone the piano files for a spell otherwise this incredible list of tracks in Hot Box 44 wouldn’t be new releases anymore.

You can hear tracks from artists such as Polly Gibbons, Herlin Riley, Randy Brecker, Cyrille Aimée, Carol Sudhalter, John Donegan, Tommy Halferty & Norma Winstone plus more.

Jazz Mine No. 208 18th. May 2019 incl. Pat Coldrick & Tommy Hlaferty

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Pat Coldrick, Sue Rynhart, Cormac Kenevey, Stella Bass, Edel Meade, Tommy Halferty and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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