Limerick Jazz Festival proudly presents An Afternoon of Jazz on Sunday 26th September. This is a triple bill concert with sets from Joe O' Callaghan quartet, Nigel Mooney quartet, and Nacho Mena band. Book early to avoid disappointment!
The Joe O Callaghan Quartet features four very experienced musicians who have played on the Irish jazz scene for many years. This is the first time all four have played together as one group.
They will be playing high energy electric jazz, playing compositions by Joe. The band consists of Joe on guitar, Derek Whyte on bass, Izumi Kimura on piano and John Daly on drums. Joe O’Callaghan is a genuine force in Irish jazz guitar, with extended tasteful lines, contemporary chord shapes and an instinct for rocking out when the need arises. Derek Izumi and John are such open and gifted musicians and wonderful people too, so the music can be anything from lyrical to avant-garde to straight-ahead swing and everything in between. This can be very exciting as it’s never predictable.
Hailed by the B.B.C. as “Ireland’s King of the Blues”, Nigel Mooney is long established as Ireland’s leading jazz singer/guitarist. Steeped in the blues from an early age, Mooney formed his Gripewater Blues Band in the early 1980’s, spearheading Ireland’s blues movement, performing withand opening for the likes of B.B. King, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Dr.John, Hubert Sumlin and Louisiana Red. Since the mid-1990’s, he has been aleading figure in Ireland’s jazz scene and his 2013 album, “The Bohemian Mooney” was awarded Jazz Album of the Year by The Irish Times and featured guest appearances by Georgie Fame and Louis Stewart. “Ireland’s most popular jazz performer” (Irish Times), Mooney has appeared with Larry Coryell, Joey de Francesco and Bobby Watson and has recently toured with ex-Art Blakey’s Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint and British guitarist Jim Mullen. His new record, “Mooney’s Blues” is due for release in 2022.
Nacho Mena quintet formed by Pablo Contreras (bass), Andrés Pollak (piano & keyboards), Anibal Rojas (Sax), Nacho Mena (drums & percussion, Orlando Molina (guitar)
These musicians stand out for their creativity and impeccable interpretation, they are all leading bands with vast international experience, such as Anibal Rojas who resides in NYC and plays in the famous band Blood, Sweat and Tears. Pablo Contreras won the award for best bass player in the contest in NYC 2018, Andrés Pollak, leader of the famous Chilean band Marraqueta and a famous music producer. All the compositions are original and the majority by Nacho Mena. A fusion of Chile-Brazil and the US, since Nacho has lived in those three countries and has incorporated his musical roots.
Tickets Sold in Pods of 2 or 4
Vaccine certs necessary for admission to Dolan’s Warehouse.
More information available at the Limerick Jazz Festival Website: http://www.limerickjazzfestival.com/
Dolans pub is the hub of the complex, a traditional Irish bar with Irish music seven nights a week all year round. It has become a cultural attraction and this year received the IMRO award for best Live Music venue in Ireland. The bar is open 12pm daily for lunch and 10am on weekends and public holidays for breakfast.