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Liv Monaghan “Feathers” Video Release

Paris based, Irish vocalist and songwriter, Liv Monaghan, has released a music video for her song, Feathers, from her latest album, Slow Exhale.

The film is a collaboration with Artistic Director, Helen Cusack O’Keeffe and Cinematographer, Kris Tagupa. Following on from Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, this marks her second music video collaboration with Tagupa.

The song, inspired by a real event, takes us on a journey back to childhood, where a tiny fallen bird takes up residence in a little boy’s life.

Jazz Mine No. 204 Saturday 20th. April 2019 with Irish singer Michelle Daly guesting

On this episode of Jazz Mine Sean talks toIrish singer Michelle Daly. You will hear tracks from George Benson, Michelle Daly, Rene Marie, David Murray Infinity Quartet featuring Gregory Porter and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 18.04.2019 Second glimpse at Bray Jazz Festival

On this edition I have a second glimpse at this year's Bray Jazz Festival with music by Fred Hersch, Scott Flanagan, Meilana Gillard, John Scofield, No Tongues, Lucia Cadotsch, Tommy Halferty and others.

The Hot Box #042 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 16 – The Letter P

The Hot Box 42 is overflowing with amazing music. This time around in the A – Z of Jazz Piano we cover the letter P which is one of those files full of historical importance. You can hear from artists such as Bud Powel, one of the founders of modern jazz as well as Oscar Peterson who was a huge presence in jazz for 50 years or so. Then you can hear from the remarkable Michelle Petruciianni and some exciting contemporary players like Aaron Parks and Tommaso Perazzo.

Stars of Jazz to Headline 20th Bray Jazz Festival

Two of the most decorated stars of modern American jazz are set to headline the 20th anniversary edition of Bray Jazz Festival, this coming May Bank Holiday weekend.

Guitar legend John Scofield,  who has won three Grammy Awards for his work in recent years, and 14-times Grammy nominated jazz pianist Fred Hersch are amongst the big name stars who will play this year’s festival, which returns on May 3rd, 4th and 5th next.

Miles Davis Masterpiece Gets the Full Orchestral Treatment

Kind of Blue – Orchestrated
Thursday 30 May, 8pm, National Concert Hall
RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue still heads up lists not just as one of the greatest ever jazz albums but one of the most extraordinary recordings of the 20th century. Now, 60 years on from its release, for the first time in Ireland this Miles Davis masterpiece gets the full orchestral treatment. Top jazz trumpeter Guy Barker has arranged the entire album, including orchestrating solos not only by Davis but by John Coltrane and Bill Evans. Who better to perform it than the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, an orchestra that has jazz in its DNA, with Barker himself conducting.

Jazz Mine No. 203 Saturday 13th. April 2019 with guest jazz, soul & gospel singer Raimonda

On this episode of Jazz Mine Sean talks to Gospel, Soul and Jazz Singer Raimonda from Lithuania who is based in Ireland. You will hear a live performance from Raimonda as well as some of her recordings. More tracks from George Benson, Jaimeo Brown. Phil McDermott Quintet and Joe Locke..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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