Jake Curran is an Irish guitarist currently based in Los Angeles, California. His first release “Staying Put” is an energetic jazz composition influenced by the sound of drum n’bass grooves and cascading melodies. The tune opens with an uplifting theme followed by improvisations where the quartet take the intensity to another level before going out on a euphoric high.
Back in October 2017 ÄTSCH released their first EP in Arthur’s Live Blues ‘n’ Jazz Club in Dublin. On the one year anniversary of that release they decided to return to Arthur’s to perform some completely new music and record the gig live on the night. They encourage fans to become part of their music video and this live recording is being released today.
Liv Monaghan, has just released a music video for her song, Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, from the upcoming album, Slow Exhale.
The short film is a collaboration with the cinematographer, Kris Tagupa.
The song, Dead Lady’s Cigarettes, was inspired by an old cigarette case Liv found in a flea market in Paris. The piece was dating from the early 1940s. It still had three cigarettes inside and an almost unused powder press on the back; Perfect material for a song and later on a short film.
2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival Programme is officially launched!
Thurs 13 Sept: The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival today announced their full programme of events for 2018. The festival takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend (25th to 29th October) and features an incredible line-up of all things jazz!
Nearly 1000 jazz musicians from over 20 countries are flying into Cork for the weekend, including major headline acts like China Moses, Laura Mvula, Blind Boys of Alabama, Nnenna Freelon, Stanley Clarke, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and The Maria Schneider Orchestra.
Cork’s very own Paul Dunlea has also been announced as the inaugural Artist in Residence of the Festival for the 2018/2019 period which will see Cork being represented at key jazz venues and festivals around the world through numerous partnerships.
FREE LINE-UP TO INCLUDE ‘DIA DE LOS MUERTOS’ JAZZ PARADE, SWING DANCE CLASSES, FREE JAZZ ON THE PLAZA OPEN-AIR GIGS, FLASH MOBS, A SWING JIVE AND A SECRET JAZZ TRAIL.
Sunday, 13th May: Today, an exciting line up of world class Jazz greats has been announced for the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, regarded as one of Europe’s most thrilling Jazz events, which takes place over the October Bank Holiday Weekend (25th to 30th October) in Cork City.
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival line-up features Grammy award-winning Maria Schneider and her Orchestra for their first-ever Irish appearance, the legendary Blind Boys of Alabama, celebrated US Jazz singer and composer Nnenna Freelon, UK soul songstress Laura Mvula, Chicago’s Hypnotic Brass Ensemble as well as Stanley Clarke, Billy Childs Ensemble, Billy Cobham, Fred Hersch, T.S. Monk, Donny McCaslin, Belfast’s jazz evangelist Linley Hamilton, Frank Vignola’s Hot Jazz Trio and Pablo Ziegler Trio with dozens more acts yet to be announced.
The biggest and best Jazz Festival is returning to Derry from 3rd – 7th May 2018. The City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival will be back for its 17th year, featuring artists from all over the world and attracting over 60,000 revellers over the bank holiday weekend.
This year’s headliner is Sir Van Morrison, who will perform in the Millennium Forum on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May. The multi award winning singer, composer and performer will be showcasing songs from his most recent studio albums Roll with the Punches and Versatile - as well as dipping into some of his greatest and best known hits from undoubtedly one of the most revered back catalogues in music history.
Paris based, Irish vocalist and songwriter, Liv Monaghan, has just released a music film for her song, Ocean Blues, from the EP, Beauty in the Park.
The film is a collaboration with up and coming Italian director, Sara Grimaldi. Following on from Horses, this marks their second music film collaboration.
The song, Ocean Blues, takes us on a surreal journey through both urban and natural landscapes, presenting us with a series of juxtaposed snapshots fused with a retro feel, both lyrically and musically.