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Tales from the far Side 11.04.2019 Preview of 2019 Bray Jazz Festival

On this edition I preview the upcoming Bray Jazz Festival with a selection of music by some of the appearing artists including John Scofield, Tommy Halferty, Norma Winstone, Fred Hersch, Fire! and others

Ballydehob Jazz Festival Officially Launched

Ballydehob The Little Village with the Festive Hearthas officially been launched on April 2nd with a jam packed Crane Lane Theatre. The Ballydehob Jazz Festival rolls out another outstanding programme featuring International Concert HeadlinersIrish Supremos, a Live Music Trailall Weekend, Dance and Art Workshops, & the return of the Giant Puppets in the New Orleans Jazz Funeral Parade!! This years Festival, now in its 13th year, and entirely community driven is bigger and even bolder - over 50 Performances, 4 Days, 11 Venues… all in one gorgeous West CorkVillage.

Jazz Mine No. 202 Saturday 6th. April 2019 incl. Xavier Cugat Orchestra

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear fro such artists as Xavier Cugat Orchestra, Django Reinhardt, Tony Kofi, Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet, Equinox, Kenny Burrell, Ramsey Lewis, Jim Hall, BBC Big Band, Christine Tobin & Miguelito Valdes and more.........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 04.04.2019 Jazz between the April showers

On this edition I would like to bring you into the month of April with some "Sunshine-Jazz" between the April Showers. Jazz for the sunny side of love and life with Chris Barber, Mel Torme, Lee Konitz, Gerry Mulligan, Jim Hasll, Ron Carter, Andy Bey, Stuff Smith, Billy Bang, Billie Holiday, Oscar Moore and others

The Hot Box #041 – A Vocal Affair - Jazz Podcast with Donald Helme

The Hot Box 41 is very much so a vocal affair with truly exceptional quality singing over the hour with artists from America, Paris and Ireland. This Hot Box contains all new releases form the last few months. You can hear from artists such as Liv Monaghan, Carmel McCreagh, Cecile Mclorin Salvant, Connie Han, Tony Bennet and Aleka to name a few.

Tales from the far Side 28.03.2019 the Music and Life of Thad Jones

On this edition I remember the legendary trumpeter, composer, arranger and bandleader THAD JONES on what would have been this 96th Birthday and I dip into his most impressive work as the leader of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, the Danish Radio Big Band, the Eclipse Project and as a leader of his small groups trying to give you a glimpse into his magnificent work to inspire you to explore his musical legacy.

Jazz Mine No. 200 Norwegian Jazz Special Sat. 23rd. March 2019

Norwegian Jazz Special this edition incl. Beady Belle, Havard Stubo Quartet, Honeyleap, Petter Wettre with Jason Rebello and many more.........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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