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Jazz Mine No. 218 Saturday 27th. July 2019 incl. Mongoose & Stan Getz Quartet

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as The Stan Getz Quartet, Beckett / Howe / Redmond, Bobby Lamb, Mongoose, Ben Sidron and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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The Hot Box #047 - All Female Vocal

The Hot Box number 47 in which we have wall-to-wall female vocalists………………….

This is the first time Hot Box has gone all-female-vocal, but a really exciting programme results, with several current singers featured both from Ireland and beyond. It seems that there is an explosion of female vocalising today, and it recalls the days when all the big bands had to front with at least one female vocalist - a “canary” as they were pejoratively nicknamed. Most of them fell into obscurity. Nowadays the singer is more likely to have to make a solo career from scratch.Its still a struggle but a different kind of struggle.

Tales from the far Side 21.07.19 American Saxophonists in Europe

On this edition I have a look at some Afro-American Saxophonists who settled and worked in Europe where they left their marks on a new generation of musicians who established Jazz on the European continent. And you can hear the music of Lucky Thompson, Sidney Bechet, Coleman Hawkins, Dexter Gordon, Don Byas, Johnny Griffin and their sidemen.

Dublin Guitar Duets - Part 2: Chris Guilfoyle

Chris Guilfoyle is one of Dublin’s most exiting guitar players. Best known for his work with his own band Umbra as well as for collaborations with his father, Ronan Guilfoyle, and as a Band member of Aleka Potinga’s group. Chris mixes extraordinary technical ability with a deep understanding of the music and forward thinking, modern rhythmic concepts. In this episode Chris talks about playing with jazz greats like Dave Liebman or Eric Ineke as well as his own evolution as a player and educator at DCU.

Jazz Mine No. 217 Saturday 20th. July 2010 incl. Keith Jarrett

On this episode of Jazz Mine you can hear tracks from artists such as Anouar Brahem Trio, Tony Bennett & Diana Krall with The Bill Charlap Trio, Rosario Giuliani, The Roger Beaujolais Italian Trio and more..........Saturdays 5PM on dublincityfm.ie

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Dublin Guitar Duets - Part 3: Hugh Buckley

Hugh Buckley is one of Dublin’s best known Jazz Guitarists. Over many years he became somewhat of an institution for jazz guitar in Ireland. As a mostly self-taught player is style is unique and deeply rooted in the origins of Jazz while constantly striving for modern sounds and inspirations. As the founder of the well-known Dublin Guitar Night, Hugh’s reach spread outside the Jazz scene. In this episode Hugh talks about the history of Jazz in Dublin. His own development as a musician and the way he learned music and playing jazz in a very practical way, on the band stand.

Tales from the far Side 18.07.19 Second preview of Sligo Jazz Festival 2019

On this edition I have another look at the exciting line-up of this year's SLIGO JAZZ FESTIVAL and you can hear music by Shannon Barnett, Yazz Ahmed, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland, Michael Pipoquinha, Linley Hamilton and there is a live recording from the festival two years ago featuring Liane Carroll, Sara Colman, Emilia Martenson, Shannon Barnett and Meilana Gillard..

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