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Tales from the far Side 05.09.2019 September Jazz

On this edition you can hear some jazzy SEPTEMBER SONGS, musical reflections about the month, the season, the mood, the changes in weather, love and life, the soundtrack created by Sachal Vasandani, George Shearing, Don Byas, Johnny Coles, John Scofield, Shirley Horn, Christoph Spendel, Wolfgang Schlueter, Dave Grisman, Frank Vignola and their sidemen/women.

Triskel ECM Weekend at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2019

The Triskel ECM Weekend is an integral part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival and this year, to mark the prestigious jazz label’s 50th anniversary, Triskel have curated a weekend of cinema and concerts. It begins with the acclaimed John Abercrombie documentary Open Land on Friday 25th October and finishes on Sunday night with a solo concert from ECM veteran and jazz bassist Arild Andersen.

Anderson is a key figure in the ECM stable and has been one of Europe’s leading musicians for more than thirty years. He will form part of a double bill with the acclaimed duo Elina Duni and award winning virtuoso guitarist Rob Luft. Next year, Duni and Luft are scheduled to release a new album on ECM and concertgoers will get to hear their new collaborations exclusively live in Triskel, as well as music from Elina Duni’s album Partir.

 Giants of Jazz among headliners for Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2019

GUINNESS announced exciting headline acts for the 42nd Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend.

Giants of Jazz will join globally renowned artists pushing the boundaries of the musical genre today. The line-up features legendary artists including Grammy Hall of Famer Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, listed among Rolling Stone magazine’s “100 Immortal Artists”; Kurt Elling with ‘Kurt Elling sings A Century of Heroes’, declared “the standout male vocalist of our time” by The New York Times and 14-time Grammy nominee and 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year Fred Hersch.

There will also be headline performances from American Jazz fusion band Spyro Gyra whose 30 albums have sold over 10 million copies over four decades, Northern Ireland’s famous Dr. Linley Hamilton Quintet, who has performed with Paul Brady, Van Morrison and Foy Vance, British soul queen Mica Paris, who has toured with Michael Bolton and Boyz II Men and The Big Brass Band Explosion comprising of the high energy The OhnO! Jazzband, Hyde Park Brass and Les Fan Flures who are set to get the room moving.

Jazz Mine No. 223 Saturday 31st August incl. Van Morrison on his 74th birthday

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Orchester Fred Rabold, Van Morrison, Robyn Bennett & Bang Bang, Erica Papillion-Posey, The Stan Getz Quartet and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Hot Box #049 - Porgy & Bess

The Hot Box 49 is an advanced peak behind the curtain of an upcoming concert from the RTE Concert Orchestra featuring a feast of George Gershwin music cantering on the first ever live performance of the Concert Version of the Armstrong / Ella orchestration “Porgy & Bess”.

The recreation of Russel Garcia’s entire score has been achieved by Derry born, award-winning jazz trumpeter and arranger Ryan Quigley. The world premiere of this concert will be performed by RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the 11th of September in The National Concert Hall in Dublin. The Ella & Louis parts will be delivered by Nicola Emmanuelle (‘the real deal’ – Time Out) and five-time British Jazz Awards winner Enrico Tomasso – who as a child actually knew Louis Armstrong.  

Jazz Mine No. 222 Saturday 24th. August 2019 incl. guest John Daly Limerick Jazz Festival Director

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as The Ink Spots, Daniel Erdmann's Velvet Revolution, Pigfoot, Henrik Cederblom, The Jive Aces and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 22.08.19 Jazz for Tea Lovers

On this edition I would like to invite you for a little musical tea break with some of the finest Jazz served for your pleasure, with music by Lucky Thompson, Lester Young, Joe Loss & his Orchestra, Bebo and Chucho Valdes, Richard Galliano with Gabriele Mirabassi, Yelena Eckemoff, Herbie Hancock with Joni Mitchell, Chris Barber with the Boston Tea Party as well as many great sidemen/women.