New Album Release “Colours” from Ksenia Parkhatskaya

World-renowned Russian dancer Ksenia Parkhatskaya and Irish double bassist David Duffy have co-written a full-length original album, Colours to be released on Jazzville records, Oct 3rd.

Back in 2020, world-renowned Russian dancer, Ksenia Parkhatskaya released Rose and Blue, a jazz-infused song accompanied by a beautifully animated video which went on to win a host of filmmaking awards, also being nominated for best music video at La Jolla (LA), and PAMA (Paris)

She looks to solidify her reputation as a jazz singer (think Melody Gardot meets Stacy Kent meets Katie Melua...) this autumn with a full-length original album, Colours, released on Jazzville records, Oct 3rd

Aoife Doyle releases new song - STRENGTH TO BE STRONG

Irish singer songwriter Aoife Doyle released STRENGTH TO BE STRONG, the first single from her upcoming album on 3rd September. The song is a groovy, soulful mix of gospel, jazz and roots, with stomping brass arrangements.

“STRENGTH TO BE STRONG is about having to dig deep to find the strength to stay strong in the face of ongoing adversity.  To release this song as the first single off the album felt like an appropriate choice, given the world events of the last 18 months.”

Aoife Doyle is originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow, and has been living in Liscannor, Co. Clare since 2014. She grew up in a house steeped in traditional and folk music, and completed a BA in jazz performance at the prestigious Newpark Music Centre, and an MA in Songwriting at the World Academy of Music and Dance in UL in 2018/2019.

Rodrigo Almonte “DISTANCIA” Fund it Campaign Launched

D I S TA N C I A Is the debut album from Peruvian jazz guitarist Rodrigo Almonte. Combining his jazz, Peruvian music and Brazilian music influences, Almonte presents a unique proposal filled with musical emotion and interaction alongside an incredible group of international musicians.

Rodrigo Almonte is a Peruvian guitarist and composer based in Dublin. He has played extensively on the Peruvian and European jazz scene with his own different musical projects. His lyrical melodies, fresh chords and intricate rhythms are equally present and well-balanced on his solos and compositions. With his South American and contemporary jazz influences, Almonte brings a unique approach to music.

Ubuntu Music Signs The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet For Album Release

Left to right: Bill Carrothers, Dave Redmond, Seamus Blake, Kevin Brady (Photographer Daragh McDonagh)

Ubuntu Music has announced the signing of The Kevin Brady Electric Quartet for Plan B, their upcoming worldwide album release on 8th October.

Plan B is the latest studio album by acclaimed drummer and composer, Kevin Brady. It features the stellar musical talents of U.S. saxophonist Seamus Blake, Bill Carrothers on Fender Rhodes, and bassist Dave Redmond. Brady’s ambition was to record an album that consisted of new, original compositions that explore improvisation in an electric quartet format. While tipping their collective hat to the music of the 1970s Miles Davis Group, along with the groove and funk based music of Herbie Hancock, many of the musical themes deal with the impact of what is happening in the world as we know it now. The music is hypnotically insistent, all with a lasting story of experience and optimism.

Arboreal Tour Announced - Carole Nelson Trio

The Carole Nelson Trio released their second album Arboreal in February 2020, which has since received glowing acclaim, including the Irish Times top ten albums of the year and All About Jazz Magazine Album of the year 2020. The Carole Nelson Trio are now going on an 8-date tour around Ireland in August / September. Ticket numbers will be limited so do book early!

Bobby Mc Releases Latest Single - Fire & Rain

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 - ‘Fire & Rain’ is the latest single release from Jazz singer Bobby Mc. Based in Drumcondra, Bobby Mc is a young, exciting Jazz artist on the Irish music scene. Bobby first appeared on the professional music scene in Dublin at just 16, guided by his parents who have been playing for 30 years, he started as the halftime act. As a young adult, he took his first steps on his own into the music world and would soon be seen on TV stations and Theatres alike. His musical influences include Gregory Porter, Jamie Cullum, Carole King and James Taylor. Bobby’s version of ‘Fire & Rain’ is a unique rendition that brings a jazz and swing style to the track.

Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra Launches Composer's Vision

Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra launches Composer’s Vision, an exciting new mentorship opportunity for young blind or vision impaired composers.

Dave Flynn’s Irish Memory Orchestra is searching for 3 talented young blind or vision impaired composers to work collaboratively on a new choral work that will be premiered by the IMO Youth Orchestra & Choir, alongside Dave Flynn’s The Vision Symphony, in Galway on Easter Saturday 2022.