Jazz Ireland Blog

The blog is dedicated to Irish Jazz and to the fans, musicians and venues that support it. if you have any content you would like to add to the blog please get in touch.

Jazz Ireland Launching Directory of Resources (Phase 1)

Jazz Ireland rolls out the first phase of a Directory of Resources for the Irish jazz community. The directory will provide the location and pertinent information for any venue, studio, organisation and school that has supported Irish Jazz. First and foremost, I would like to thank Jennifer McMahon for her dedication to this project, from the very beginning she was always on hand to help get this directory online.

Phase 1

The first phase of the directory will contain information for Arts Centres and Cultural Centres across Ireland as I feel there is a good chance that these locations will still remain open after Covid-19 and when live music returns to our stages and lives. The directory listings will have photos, contact information, descriptions, links, opening hours and you can even search on a map if you prefer.

Jazz Mine No.295 Saturday 27th February 2021 incl. Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Down For The Count, Nigel Clark, Sam Lindo, Joe Lovano Trio Tapestry, Edel Meade and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

Email : with any comments, suggestions. etc. Thanks.

Tales from the far Side 25.02.21 Invitation to a Jazz Walk

On this edition I’d like to invite you for a stroll through the colourful world of Jazz a "JAZZ WALK" with theme-related music as a soundtrack with contributions by the Beats+Pieces Big Band, Dave Holland, Ella+Louis, Slam Stewart with Major Holley, Linda Oh, Art Pepper, Bill Frisell, Yelena Eckemoff and Miles Davis of course. So keep on "WALKIN" with some Jazz in your heart and don't forget to invite a friend.

New EP Release “Morphology Pt.2” from Rynx Laneran

The latest EP from Rynx Laneran “Morphology Pt.2” was released on 21st February 2021 on all streaming platforms.

Each track of Rynx Laneran’s latest release illustrates a significant stage in Evin O’Brien’s development and influences as a musician, composer and music fan. Subtle references re-contextualized within original compositions, explored in-depth through the process of collaborative improvisation. This EP is a reflection on how this ensemble has matured over the course of a year of performing together. Rynx Laneran produce three distinctive “scenes” over the course of this EP, moments of intense groove and interplay ensue.

Stream “Morphology Pt.2” on your platform of choice

Jazz Mine No, 294 Saturday 20th. February 2021 from 5 to 6pm incl. Nigel Clark

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Nigel Clark, Joe Lovano Trio, Fergus McCreadie Trio, Duo Blanco, Chick Corea, Tina May, Danny G & The Major 7ths and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

Email : with any comments, suggestions. etc. Thanks.

Tales from the far Side 18.02.21 A Tribute to Chick Corea

On this edition I pay tribute to the great late Chick Corea who passed away early this month at the age of 79, his music thankfully still with us and out there for generations to come. I hope you will enjoy my handpicked selection from his early years in the 1960s to his 21st Century Trilogy Project.

New Album Release from Edel Meade “Brigids and Patricias”

Acclaimed Irish vocalist and composer EDEL MEADE will release her stunning new solo album ‘BRIGIDS AND PATRICIAS’ on 8th March, International Women’s Day.

"One of the most powerful vocal performances of late." 

CIAN Ó CÍOBHÁIN,
RTÉ RAIDIÓ NA GAELTACHTA

A strikingly original artist working in the field of jazz, folk and contemporary music; her voice has been described as mesmerising or magical even, while her music is haunting, evocative and powerful. This compelling new collection of original songs reflects on what it means to be an Irish woman living in 21st century Ireland, shaped by Irish history, folklore and contemporary society at large.