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Liv Monaghan Trio Presents New project Chez Serge

Liv Monaghan, vocalist and songwriter is about to release a taste of the Parisian Jazz scene with her latest project, recorded in Serge Merlaud’s apartment in central Paris - Chez Serge.

Accompanied by Sava Medan on upright bass and Serge Merlaud on guitar for an intimate recording of three songs, one new composition, Foolish Woman, written by Monaghan and two covers, with each mother tongue of the trio represented in the set list.

The group have played together over the past five years in various cafes and clubs on the Paris jazz scene. Some of the Trio’s influences include Bill Evans, João Gilberto, Gretchen Parlato and Norah Jones.

Jazz Mine No. 287 Saturday 2nd. January 2021 with your host Sean Brophy

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from A Flock Of Seagulls, Cleo Laine, Phil Ware Trio, Chet Baker, Jacopo Ferrazza Trio, Organics, Eight O' Five Jive, Origin Story, Ray Charles, Gregory Porter and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Jazz Mine No. 286 Saturday 26th. December 2020 incl. Jack Palance

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Tina May with James Pearson Trio, Norah Jones, Judy Nazemetz, Harvey Mason, Laurie Z with Jack Palance and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Jazz Mine No. 285 Saturday 19th. December 2020 incl. Johnny Dankworth

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy you can hear tracks from Jimmy Smith, Antonio Carlos Jobim, A J Brown, Art Pepper, Johnny Dankworth, Jacob Collier feat. Becca Stevens & Chris Thile, Roy Ayers, Mel Torme, Betty Carter, Hank Crawford, The Modern Jazz Quartet, Bill Frisell and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Tales from the far Side 17.12.20 The Colour Blue in Jazz

On this edition I try to discover the meaning and symbolic the colour BLUE has in Jazz with a selection of "BLUE-JAZZ" from artists like Bobby Watson, Duke Ellington, Kenny Dorham, Mongo Santamaria, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis and others.

Jazz Mine No. 284 Saturday 12th December 2020 incl. Gediminas Karkauskas interview

On this episode of Jazz Mine from Sean Brophy will interview Gediminas Karkauskas, you can hear tracks from Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Gonzalo Del Val with Dave Liebman & Ronan Guilfoyle, The Jimmy Heath Orchestra, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ronan Guilfoyle's Lingua Franca and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Fund for Phil

In June 2020, Phil Ware - one of Ireland’s leading jazz pianists - suffered a major stroke. His friends and musical colleagues have come together to form the Fund for Phil, to support him through this most challenging time and to raise money to help his rehabilitation.

Phil Ware is one of Ireland’s leading jazz musicians, a renowned pianist and an inspirational teacher, whose playing credits include some of Ireland’s - and the world’s - greatest musicians including Louis Stewart, Peter Bernstein, Perico Sambeat, Bobbie Wellins and Ian Shaw.

In June 2020, Phil suffered a major stroke due to a ruptured aneurism which has left him severely disabled and facing a long and expensive period of rehabilitation. The Fund for Phil is an official fund-raising campaign, endorsed by Phil’s family and closest friends, set up to support his ongoing recovery and governed by an independent board of trustees.