On what will surely be an historic day for Europeans, The Commons is a collective statement by improvising musicians of Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland that, despite potential sea changes politically, music will always flow freely across any borders, and belongs ultimately to no-one. Rather, it is us who belong to it.
If Van Morrison and Paul Buchanan had a love child, it would be Jimmy’s Cousin. Irish born, schooled in New York, detouring into multiple careers across Europe, Jimmy’s Cousin is an overnight success that’s 30 years in the making.
Seven piece groove masters, Soul Driven, have been kicking down venue doors all over the country with their hard-hitting, brass-infused mixture of soul, funk, jazz and blues. Whether at the Waterford Spraoi Festival, Guinness Jazz Festival, Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures, or Murphy's Little Big Weekend, the band has yet to fail in their mission to groove audiences with original arrangements of classic tunes and sheer musical virtuosity.
Support from the DCU Jazz Vocal Ensemble Conducted by vocalist and cellist Aleka Potinga, the DCU Jazz Vocal Ensemble is comprised of a mixture of vocalists and instrumentalists who study on DCU's BA in Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance. They will perform a mixture of improvised and arranged music that stems from jazz and pop.
The Hugh Dillon Quartet is a Cork-based instrumental/jazz group. Led by guitarist Hugh Dillon, it also features well known local musicians Davie Ryan (drums), Chris McCarthy (bass) and Dylan Howe (keyboards). The group combines the music of modern jazz guitar greats such as John Scofield, Robben Ford and Julian Lage with original compositions.
We’re really excited to announce the first weekly Arthur’s Jazz Jam. Continuing from our jam session at the East Side Tavern we’re going to be bringing you the best Jazz Jam Session in Dublin every Monday night at 8pm. Doors 7.30
Sara Oschlag is touring Ireland with her Brighton-based trio featuring a few different, local chord players, making new connections to the Brighton jazz scene. For this one, Hugh has been hand-picked & we are very excited to host this uber-swingin’ quartet. Join us as we go journeying with this exciting new collaboration - we promise it’s gonna be a good hang.