The Story of Swing... Performed by Luke Thomas & The Swing Cats
A musical timeline of swing classics from the 1920’s to the modern day. Featuring the music of Louis Armstrong, Fred Astaire, Bobby Darrin, Andy Williams, The Rat Pack, Michael Buble, Paolo Nutini and more.
19:00 | Ireland, Dublin - The National Concert Hall
RTÉ Concert Orchestra Guy Barker, conductor Gerard McChrystal, saxophone
It is hard to believe that it is 60 years since Miles Davis released Kind of Blue, the album that continues to define contemporary jazz. To celebrate this extraordinary album conductor Guy Barker brings his arrangement for orchestra to the National Concert Hall…
Remi Harris is an exciting Jazz & Blues guitarist from the UK who's unique style draws inspiration from artists such as Django Reinhardt, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Peter Green and Led Zeppelin. He has performed at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 & 3.
After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy® awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.”