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Tales from the far Side 17.05.18 Invitation to a JAZZ WALK - an exciting stroll through my record collection

On this edition I’d like to invite you for an exciting stroll through my record collection, a JAZZ WALK or as Ella and Louis express it "Would you like to take a walk ?". So be prepared for some "Ramblin' " and "Strollin' " and put on your musical "Walkin' Shoes" when we do some "Walkin' " with Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Art Tatum, Ella and Louis, Horace Silver, EST, Gerry Mulligan, Ken Colyer and others..

Jazz Mine No. 157 Saturday 12th May 2018

On the 90th, birthday of Burt Bacharach we salute his song writing in a mini tribute on this edition.

Artists on Jazz Mine this time include Jack Jones, Jerry Butler, Georgie Fame, Booker Little, Joe Gordon, Joe Lovano, Canadian vocalist Johanna Sillanpaa, George Russell, Aerie & the recently deceased Bob Dorough...........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 10.05.18 A colourful bouquet of JAZZ Flowers

On this edition I have put together a colourful musical bouquet of Jazz recordings dedicated to flowers and blossoms under the theme "A flower is a lovesome thing" with music by Gilad Hekselman, Ella Fitzgerald, Stefano Bollani, Yaron Herman, Steve Turre, Joe Henderson and Sonny Rollins. Enjoy the lovesome gift of Mother Nature and Jazz.

World-Class Jazz Greats Announced For 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

FREE LINE-UP TO INCLUDE ‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS’ JAZZ PARADE, SWING DANCE CLASSES, FREE JAZZ ON THE PLAZA OPEN-AIR GIGS, FLASH MOBS, A SWING JIVE AND A SECRET JAZZ TRAIL.

Sunday, 13th May: Today, an exciting line up of world class Jazz greats has been announced for the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, regarded as one of Europe’s most thrilling Jazz events, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend (25th to 30th October) in Cork City.

The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival line-up features Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider and her Orchestra for their first-ever Irish appearance, the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, celebrated US Jazz singer and composer Nnenna Freelon, UK soul songstress Laura Mvula, Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble as well as Stanley Clarke, Billy Childs Ensemble, Billy Cobham, Fred Hersch, T.S. Monk, Donny McCaslin, Belfast’s jazz evangelist Linley Hamilton, Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Trio and Pablo Ziegler Trio with dozens more acts yet to be announced. 

Jazz Mine No.156 Saturday 5th May 2018

In episode 156 of Jazz Mine you will hear from such artists as Jelly Roll Morton, Harry James, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Errol Garner, Fats Waller, Scott Joplin, Sonny Rollins, Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk & Benny Goodman.and many more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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Tales from the far Side 03.05.2018 Guitar-Bass Duets in Jazz

On this edition you can hear a selection of exciting Guitar / String bass Duets in Jazz with masterful performances by Bill Frisell and Thomas Morgan, Ed Bickert and Don Thompson, Joe Pass and Niels-Henning Oerstedt-Pedersen, Gary Peacock and Ralph Towner, Charlie Haden and Christian Escoude as well as Louis Stewart and Peter Ind.

Jazz Mine No. 155 Saturday 28th April 2018

In episode 155 of Jazz Mine you will hear from such artists as Ella Fitzgerald, Jan Daley, Linley Hamilton with Cian Boylan & Camden Orchestra, Sons of Kemet, Stan Getz, Dave Douglas, Cesaria Evora, Gordon Beck Quartet with Joy Marshall, Van Morrison with Joey DeFrancesco and many more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie.

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