Sara Dowling with USA piano giant Bruce Barth, featuring Dario Di Lecce & Stephen Keogh
Sara Dowling is gaining fame as one of the most talented jazz singers in the UK and Internationally. She was voted Best Vocalist at the British Jazz Awards
Bruce Barth is without doubt one of the great jazz pianists of our time. Deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, his music reflects the depth and breadth of his life and
musical experiences. He has had extended collaborations with Tony Bennett, Terell Stafford, Luciana Souza, Stanely Turrentine, Steve Wilson and David Sánchez and was a long standing member of the Terence Blanchard Quintet.
Sara Dowling first trained as a cellist at Chetham’s and the RNCM, before emerging as a powerful and expressive jazz vocalist and composer. Her most important influences are Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan. Although her vocal approach is steeped in the jazz idiom and its repertoire, Sara is now coming forth with her own original sound that resonates in her compositions as well as her unique approach to standards.
The fabulous fearlessness with which she approaches the act of singing, the burning conviction, the irresistible communicative power and jaw-dropping
musicality she brings to it makes Sara one of the UK’s leading Jazz vocalists.
Throughout his professional life, Bruce has had extended collaborations with Tony Bennett, Steve Wilson, Terell Stafford, Luciana Souza, Jerry Bergonzi, Dick Oatts, Karrin Allyson and David Sanchez. And he has performed with James Moody, Phil Woods, Freddie Hubbard, Tom Harrell, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Art Farmer, Victor Lewis, John Patitucci, Lewis Nash, and the Mingus Big Band. Bruce is no stranger to Irish jazz fans having appeared on many headline concerts at the Cork Jazz Festival in multiple formations with the bands led by Jimmy Cobb,
Bobby Watson, Dick Oatts and more. He returns once again to this side of the Atlantic bringing with him the flavour of his home town, New York City, wrapped up in new songs and delights, togther with the magical voice of Sara Dowling, talented bassist Dario Di Lecce and his long time colleague Stephen Keogh on
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.