Livestream concert presented by Limerick Jazz Festival - Jean McGlynn accompanied by LJF Octet
Limerick singer Jean McGlynn sings classic jazz numbers such as That Old Black Magic, Rainbow and Beautiful Morning. Accompanied by stellar musicians who make up the LJF Octet.
A concert to enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Sit back, relax and enjoy the smooth jazz vibes of this concert, recorded on the Lime Tree Theatre stage.
Limerick Jazz Festival encourage you to tune in to this concert at 8.30pm on September 21st however you will have access to the stream until Sunday 26th September.
Trained at the prestigious Mountview Academy, Jean began her career in London’s West End. During that time, Jean worked with luminaries such as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Ben Elton, Ian McShane, Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Sir Trevor Nunn and even appeared onstage alongside Dame Judi Dench.
Now based in Limerick, Jean has developed her performance career alongside her work as a well-known teacher of the arts both with Frontline Stage School as well as teaching at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies programme at MIC.
Most recently, Jean was artistic director of the International Women’s Day concert ‘Defying Gravity’ as part of the ‘Into the Stream Series’ for the Lime Tree Theatre.
Jean continues to develop her musical theatre work and is currently working on a new show ‘Vaudevillian Villian’ set to be performed this coming Halloween.
The LJF (Limerick Jazz Festival) OCTET are;
Bryan Meehan Limerick arranger composer multi instrumentalist. A huge asset to Limerick for many years, Bryan has worked in every musical situation including show bands big bands et.c.
Joe O’Callaghan Tipperary arranger and composer, Joe is recognised as one of Ireland’s top jazz guitarists. He has fronted several bands and recently released a new album. Joe also writes a lot of original material.
Linley Hamilton From Belfast, Northern Ireland’s most prolific musician, arranger and composer. Linley is Head of Music at Derry University, has several albums to his name and has performed globally with some of the biggest names in music.
Matthew Berrill Galway arranger composer, Matthew studied in Dublin and abroad has been performing and teaching in Galway for many years. He has played with some of the best bands in Ireland.
Paul Dunlea Cork trombonist composer and arranger, Paul is the leader of the newly formed Irish Jazz Orchestra. He has played with Michael Buble, Sinatra tribute Big Band in NY and has written and arranged for many artists, national and international. Paul is a huge asset to the Irish music scene.
Peter Hanagan Limerick originally from New Mexico moved to Limerick has played with Norah Jones and several Irish bands since moving here educator and session musician.
Phill Collins from Cork though Welsh born. Phill teaches in Waterford IT. A top class pianist, arranger and composer Phill can play in any musical situation and comfortable in any genre.
John Daly Limerick Drums/Vibes has been performing and promoting live jazz in Limerick for many years. John studied Berklee College Boston. John is the director of Limerick Jazz Festival, educator, session musician and producer of this series of online performances at Lime Tree.
Jean McGlynn is a performer, theatre maker and teacher. Following a successful West End career, she has in more recent years developed and performed in shows including: Lily (Belltable 2013), Cabaret des Frites Spiegeltent 2014 & 2015), Songs in Suits (Dolan’s 2017) and Defying Gravity (Lime Tree Theatre 2021).
She is currently developing a new show Vaudevillian Villain set to be staged this coming Halloween.
Jean runs Frontline Stage School and also teaches at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (UL) & on the Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies programme at MIC. She is also a regular performer with Singers for Hire.
More information available at the Limerick Jazz Festival Website: http://www.limerickjazzfestival.com/